Odds and Ends

One thing I’d like to end is :

SNOW

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Winter Wonder-is this snow ever going to end-  Land

It started snowing again. It wasn’t supposed to start for a couple of hours, AFTER I would have finished writing…and now I’m totally distracted.

It’s not like snow is food….except sometimes when it is:

FoodNetwork Snow Recipes click it

More snow = more shoveling.

There is a Zen of shoveling, a Tao of shoveling, a Way of shoveling.

tao imageAnd the way is thus –

Think not of this snow, but the next snow.

Where will the next snow go?

This snow must go beyond next snow.

Always shovel for the next snow.

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shovel shovel scrape salt shovel shovel scrape lift with your knees and not your back shovel and rest

I’ve been making English muffins, some good, some odd, some far too large, and I think I’m closing in on the muffin that will not be just English, but mine.

March 1st is the Feast of Saint David, patron saint of Wales, also known as Saint Tavy – he’s the leek saint. I’ve been making leek and potato soup and I’ve got a great little book titled

First You Take A Leek

You can buy this on Amazon - some of this stuff I just can't make up!

You can buy this on Amazon – some of this stuff I just can’t make up!

But I’m not writing about that, either, because there is snow falling, and it distracts me and takes my attention.

Should I start shoveling now? Should I wait? Is it fluffy snow? Is it heavy? Do I have enough salt for the stairs and the sidewalk?

Even at night when it’s not snowing, huge heavy trucks have been driving by, shifting gears on the slight incline in front of my house, slowing down to take the corner at the next street three houses down, no rest for the snow weary.

Big trucks carrying snow.

snow trrain

This would be a much quieter snow truck, but this truck has not been in my neighborhood.

This would be a much quieter snow truck, but this truck has not been in my neighborhood.

This snow truck - unless it's really a snow car - we have several of these in the neighborhood.

This snow truck – unless it’s really a snow car – we have several of these in the neighborhood.

And so the Way of Snow is the Way of Shovel…what does snow weigh?

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