27 August 2015

Termination Dust

Alaskan readers - and a few others - will know what that means:  a dusting of snow on the higher mountain peaks. It happens near the end (i.e., the termination) of summer, as colder air moves closer to the ground, and the freeze line descends.

So you know where I'm going with this: there's a chance of snow in the mountains tonight "or certainly by the middle of next week", according to the talking head on the TV weatherguess.

So as the company commander once told us in boot camp, many moons ago: "Gentlemen: if it's inevitable, you might as well relax and enjoy it."

Not this year ... yet.


drjim said...

Meanwhile, we're cooking away down here at 98*.

And no, it's not a dry heat!

We're getting a lot of monsoonal moisture this summer....

On a Wing and a Whim said...

I may no longer be there, but instinct forces me to automatically let out the heartrending cry at the sight.


Rev. Paul said...

Jim, I can only say I'm sorry. That's just too darned hot.

Wing, we had so little snow last winter (only 25") that it's actually welcome.