Flow Snakes

I am an aficionado of Spoonerisms. Sometimes I create them deliberately and oft-times they trip over my tongue quite by accident.  They are the stuff of laughter so hard your ribs hurt, or rolling your eyes into the back of your head at their atrociousness, and the ruling deity of double entendres.

Last night it snowed for the first time this season. There have been decent falls in the mountains for a while but down here at sea level the flow snakes have been conspicuously absent. Until now.

I’m sure I’ve posted a few times about how much I love the snow. If you missed them, guess what? I love snow! Growing up in a country that is a helluva lot closer the equator than Canada can do that to a gal.

It didn’t matter that these snowflakes were wet and landed with a splat on the ground rather than gently drifting in front of the streetlamps and, after due deliberation, decide to snuggle into the crook of a chestnut tree branch. It didn’t matter that they melted almost before they arrived.

It was snow, and it took my breath away.


“I grew up thinking of snow as a luxury you visit”John Landis, who directed, among many movies, ‘The Blues Brothers’,  and ‘An American Werewolf in London’



9 comments on “Flow Snakes

  1. We had snow here yesterday too – accompanied by temperatures that dipped down to -20C. The snow is so cold it’s powdery dust, easily brushed off the windscreen.

    I like snow to look at through the window. I’m less enthused when I’m shovelling it!


  2. Cat says:

    I love the idea of a “pest ghost”! Ummm – could we swap some of our warm for some of your cold?


    • Widdershins says:

      adventurerc123 commented on this post that it’s -20C where she is, (a bit further east than me – on the other side of the Rockies) and it isn’t even winter yet! … she probably wouldn’t mind sharing!


  3. It has been very cold for the past few days. I was outside running in -20C this morning. My face mask froze into a stiff sheet of ice across my mouth and, of all things, my tummy felt very cold. It can hurt to breathe although I think it’s the dryness of the air rather than the chilly temperature. (Luckily it’s meant to warm up this week when a chinook swings through town. It could be worse: I could live somewhere that stays frozen when winter arrives, like Saskatoon or Winnipeg.)

    I’ll be happy to share my winter weather if you’ll send me some warmth!


  4. jannatwrites says:

    Ooh, I love the snow, too. Might be because we never get any where I live, I don’t know. It does look so pretty when it’s falling.


  5. londonmabel says:

    A thick wet snow usually comes with low clouds and milder weather, so it’s nice to stomp around in (provided you don’t need to actually GET anywhere at a certain time.) But a whooshy, powdery, high wind snow day… brrr.

    Oddly we haven’t had snowfall here yet. Unusual.

    I finished your book by the way! Quel detailed world you built! It’s golden age sci fi crossed with hot-to-trot lesbians! Nice job. 🙂


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