Sunday, December 27, 2009


I'm back in Chattanooga, as of late yesterday afternoon. It's been a warm day here, but it's about to get wintry cold for the next week or so (at least). So far, this has winter has found me in a strange mood. For the first time in years, I've been yearning to be up where the snow is flying.

And further, I want to be in a place where heating systems make some sense. Now that it's getting cold here, I am suffering through my annual annoyance with the way Southerners heat their homes. The beauty of warm, still, radiant heat is eschewed in these parts. We instead favor the much cheaper forced-air systems, which blow cool, drafty, allergen-filled air through our homes, drying our skin and chilling our bones. It's just not possible to get warm when there's a breeze blowing through the house.

The good news, though, is that we spent a very warm, cozy Christmas in Ohio, in a house full of family and associated animals. And there was snow on the ground when we arrived, which lasted for a bit, so I got to enjoy some lovely winter scenery. G-Dog and I got out for a run in it for a couple of miles on both the Eve and on Christmas Day and it was lovely to pass snowmen and frozen ponds along our route. I didn't quite get the snow lust out of my system, but it was a satisfying dose of winter!

If you're in a similar mood, you might enjoy these winter scenes from's Big Picture! And Happy Nebulous Week, everyone! It's the happiest week of the year!! :-D

1 comment:

Keera said...

Glad you had a bit of fun in the snow! Plenty of winter wonderland (and risk of broken wrists and hips) where I'm at. Funny thing about the Boston Globe's winter photos: The one that gets me are the snow-covered gondolas. I've seen snow-covered palm trees (and cactuses) in real life before so that just gets a shrug. Speaking of which, there was a photo of home: Snow-dusted San Gabriel mountains behind downtown L.A.

We, too, are getting colder weather. Very much colder weather. I hope my radiator is up to the job!

Happy Nebulous Week!