Sunday, March 30, 2008

More snow on the way

From the Weather Service:

UTZ003>005-014-015-310615-
/O.CON.KSLC.HS.W.0007.000000T0000Z-080331T1600Z/
SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS-SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT-
GREAT SALT LAKE DESERT AND MOUNTAINS-SANPETE/SEVIER VALLEYS-
WEST CENTRAL UTAH-
406 PM MDT SUN MAR 30 2008
...HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MDT MONDAY...

A HEAVY SNOW WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 AM MDT MONDAY.

THIS WARNING IS FOR THE SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS...THE
SOUTHERN WASATCH FRONT AND THE SANPETE VALLEY...THE GREAT SALT
LAKE DESERTS AND MOUNTAINS SOUTH OF I-80 AND FOR WEST CENTRAL
UTAH.

SNOW TOTALS OF 2 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BY MONDAY MORNING. THE
GREATEST TOTALS WILL BE IN THE UTAH AND SANPETE VALLEYS AND ALONG
THE BENCH AREAS OF THE SALT LAKE AND TOOELE VALLEYS.


Whoopee...

I keep wondering when the global warming thing is going to hit Utah; as usual we seem to be behind the times; so far everything is normal. It's snowed a couple of times since I last blogged; these two pictures were taken from my front porch.



The first one is a large pine on the east side of my yard, the other one is looking west toward the Oquirrh Mountains, about five miles west of me.

At least the flowers aren't minding the snow; crocuses and daffodils.



We'll be getting snow and cold rain at least until the end of April, in May I can start putting together my vegetable garden. I really miss the fresh tomatoes and such.

Some of my garden is starting to wake up; I cut some chives, parsley, and rosemary for cooking dinner today. My chard is starting to wake up, hopefully I will get some soon before it gets too warm and goes to seed.

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The presidential brawl seems to have calmed down for the weekend. I guess everyone needed a breather to sharpen their knives and start piling up some more shit for throwing later. Hillary and Obama seem to be concentrating on who can tell the biggest whoppers and throw the most dirt at each other. McCain seems to have a different strategy; he is letting those two flail away at each other while he kicks back swigging his Geritol® and waiting for the Democrats to burnout while beating each other over the head. And there doesn't seem to be anyone from either party that you can trust to give you an honest answer; they either blow smoke and tell you something that is different from what their past record shows, or they just ignore the question and try to misdirect. The only thing they all seem to have in common is that they're a bunch of assholes, and none of them is going to be that good for the country, so it behooves us to get some decent people in Congress and the Senate. Of course, Sam Clemens knew what a problem that was:

"Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself."
- Mark Twain

“Washington is a stud farm for every jackass in the country.”
- Mark Twain

"It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly American criminal class except Congress."
-Mark Twain

Will Rogers understood the problem also:

"There's no trick to being a humorist when you have the whole government working for you."
- Will Rogers

"This country has come to feel the same when Congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer."
-Will Rogers

"The difference between death and taxes is death doesn't get worse every time Congress meets". - Will Rogers

Just as true now as it was back then.

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According to my sitemeter, I've been getting quite a few hits from Korea lately. To those visitors: don't be shy, drop a comment if there is something you like/dislike about the site, or questions you have, I'd like to hear from you. I enjoy getting visitors from different countries; one of the things I like about the internet is corresponding with people from other cultures and walks of life. If you are visiting and have something to say, feel free; everyone is welcome here, all I ask is that you have manners and don't troll or spam the site.

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Any fans of this bunch of tunes?

"Back on the Chain Gang" by The Pretenders
"Tumbling Tumbleweeds" by Eddy Arnold
"Livin' on a Prayer" by Bon Jovi
"Magic Man" by Heart
"Oye Como Va" by Santana
"Exodus" by Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
"Trouble No More" by Muddy Waters
"In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Peer Gynt
"Nickel Romeo" by The Bangles
"Boogie Woogie Fiddle Country Blues" by The Charlie Daniels Band


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17 comments:

terri said...

I think I visit too many blogs whose authors live in the south. It's a nice change of pace to come here and see somebody else who experiences the roller coaster weather we do. I was out walking in the park reserve today, getting to warm in my jacket, seeing green grass poking through the snow, and yet the forecast for tongight and tomorrow calls for more snow. Has this been the longest winter ever, or what?

I'm always impressed by the variety on your playlist. I'm a fan of the Pretenders and Heart too.

Mike W. said...

It's been nice here and I hope it stays that way. I HATE cold weather.

BobG said...

Mike- the older I get the more the cold weather bothers me. There are times I wish it was warm all year, but I haven't seen too many other places to which I would like to move.

Terri- you're farther north than we are here, but we also have the Great Salt Lake causing interesting things with our weather, and we are also at 4500 feet elevation, which makes as cooler than many other places at our latitude.
My music variety is due to my exposure to music growing up. As a child, my dad listened to mainstream stuff; show tunes, light jazz, etc. My mom listened to those, but also some country. I had a fondness for some classical, mainly baroque, until I hit high school, when I started listening to some rock music. Blues came at about the same time. During the seventies, disco became popular. I never cared much for it, since to me it all has the same boring beat and sounds the same to me, so I listened to a lot of country and bluegrass during that time, with occasional non-disco music that came out at that time.

Brandon said...

The view in that second picture is beautiful. I'd love to see something like that from my front porch.

And I agree with your evaluation of the current political environment, too.

meleah rebeccah said...

Im sure you are probably getting sick of the snow by now....but those photos make me want it to SNOW like that in Jersey.

Kenny said...

Bob

I wish it would just warm up for a few weeks. I want to get some work done in my yard. I still have snow in the yard from this pass weekend.

Nate said...

I've got greens coming up but no flowers yet. But I'm ready- anytime!

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Well, hopefully you haven't too much snow now. Sounds pretty much the same weather pattern up here in Eastern BC. Gets pretty darn cold at night still. Can snow like crazy one day and melt the next. Haven't seen any leaves or flowers but then I haven't had a chance to get out and about yet... maybe in a few days. Hope you are well.
~Michele~

Semaj Mahgih said...

Let it be all year round, Bob.

SpeakerTweaker said...

I seriously hope you telecommute to work everyday.

If I had to get up every morning to look at those mountains with the sun at my back I would have no reason ever to leave home.

Except maybe to go shooting or buy stuff. But someone else can always be sent to buy stuff.

:)



tweaker

BobG said...

tweaker-

I'll have to take a picture from the other direction sometime; the mountains are a bit farther away, but higher. Salt Lake Valley has mountains along both sides, with the Great Salt Lake on the west side also, just north of the mountains in the picture.

Roberta X said...

Are you up for a tag?

BobG said...

I'll do my best, Roberta.

Semaj Mahgih said...

You still snowed under there, Bob?

BobG said...

The snow all melted; we have a semblance of spring for now.

Lin M. said...

I love those shots of the flowers in the snow.

I talked to my parents out West and they were telling me about it. Here, the green shoots are coming up, and it's been in the fifties. Yogi is helping me with the flowerbeds by digging them up (sigh)

Happy Blogiversary!

H2o said...

Oh the view. The mountains are beautiful Bob!