February 18, 2015

"Eat your meatloaf...


...don't you know there are starving kids in China?"


Apparently starvation guilt trips have migrated from China to Africa since I was a kid.  But a guilt trip, is still a guilt trip regardless of geography and political correctness.  I kinda feel a similar "I really shouldn't complain BUT..." mentality when it comes to this winter.  After all, there ARE some freezing peeps shoulder high in snow shovelled mega piles just north of moi.   But, this morning I spilled a pot of soaking beans on my garage floor and the liquid immediately morphed from gross bean water to ice in nano seconds (so I will be ice skating from the laundry room to my car til the spring thaw), I've looked one too many times into the pitifully sad eyes of my dogs as I tell them "Yes, you HAVE to go out in that -10 windchill to do your business", I've realized ALL of my photography is in black and white (and not always on purpose!), and perhaps most importantly...today the Phillies pitchers and catchers report to spring training.  All of which  means...


Dear Winter, I am so over you.




"Winter Blues"
Horsham, Pennsylvania



Gosh I love complaining sometimes.  It calms the nerves.  So much easier than just changing my outlook.  And even tho I haven't benefited from the awesome upper body workouts my friends to the north have this winter (booyah on the upcoming killer tank top arms!), I kinda feel I'm bonding with youse guys over our shared hatreds and grievances.  Right?  After all, I might not have the quantity of snow as some, but then again...I don't have the benefit of all the quantity of photo ops either.  Just the plunging temps, the ice rink in my garage, and the arms that could use a good spring tune-up.


"It's snowing still," said Eeyore gloomily.

"So it is."

"And it's freezing."

"Is it?"

"Yes," said Eeyore.  "However," he said, brightening up a little,
"we haven't had an earthquake lately."

-A.A. Milne


Trying to look on the bright side.  One spilled pot of beans at a time.  Lord help me.







Here's where I "link up" today.

(click on image for description of Song-ography)
Next Tuesday's Song-ography title suggestion is "I Lived" by One Republic.
Come back and link up!  (blog, instagram, flickr photos welcome)

24 comments:

  1. I know how you feel. We had a severe ice storm here in the South Monday night. I covered it in my WW post. ;)

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  2. Royals pitchers & catchers report tomorrow. & I'm ready. I'm ready to put my plants back out on the porch & to be there enjoying that space. We have no snow, no ice. Just these cold temps. Seems like there ought to be something to show for it.

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  3. Lovely photography in BW ~ and I agree ~ 'am so over winter'.

    Happy Week to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  4. "it's not you, it's me ... naw, it's you" - yep, had that conversation with the weather myself.
    I was momentarily embarrassed at the whimper of how much snow we had received when talking to my daughter (who is in Boston - walking to and from work and classes - apparently uphill both directions ...) but then I remember all the whining I have endured from her over the years and considered it a fair exchange.

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  5. I love me my snow and winter - but I kinda want normal back in Boston!!

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  6. I don't think I have ever been more ready for spring and I usually love winter. And we haven't even had that much snow this year. Fabulous picture I really love the detail and the pattern on the bark.

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  7. We are blessed in Texas. We seldom even get snow. This is the worst snow storms I believe I have ever seen. Stay warm and inside if possible.

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  8. Now Eeyore is really looking on the bright side. More snow due her tonight. "Oh bother!"

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  9. but look at that gorgeous shot!!! wow.
    But yeah, I gotta complain that I can't ever get a shot like that - at least right now in minus 30 plus temperatures. I think my camera actually said "um, no." when I went outside the other day and actually pointed it at something. It's a bit hard to focus a shot when you are watching your fingers slowly become frostbitten. :)

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  10. Its only February Kathy, hang in there.

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  11. It's times like these that I'm glad our house moves.. Stay warm..

    Hugs~

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  12. It's time for Ole' Man Winter to vacate the premisses, and I hope Spring does not go on Spring Break for 3 weeks like it did last year. Ugh....oh, bother!

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  13. I am right along side ya sista! Only my spilled beans, were the gallon of milk that I dropped on the porch floor between said garage & kitchen. So I have frozen milk to cry/complain over & can hardly wait for the spring thaw & the smell that may accompany the thawing of what milk I was able to mop up.
    As for b&w pics - I'm so over them. To freakin cold to take Lucy out & try & capture some sites........

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  14. I know it is only February but I am so tired of snow ( despite the exercise my upper arms get from shovelling). Weekend forecast : Snow tomorrow, followed by rain on Saturday !
    Really ? Get me out of here!
    By the way; a most wonderful picture !

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  15. I like the composition of that photograph very much.

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  16. Beautiful shot-hope it warms up for you soon!!!

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  17. I don't feel that I can complain at all with not one flake of snow yet to fall, but I'm catching up to you in the over it department. The limb is amazing!

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  18. What beautiful tree branches! Pooh and his friends always make me smile :)

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  19. Great photo, perfect title, and I am so right there with you. I try not to complain about the weather, but this winter I'm wondering, will it ever end?

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  20. Oh Kath, I cherish your way of seeing things and your writing, your dry sarcasm just nails things down in a wonderful, subtle way (If you ever have a week where you just do not know what to do - You might want to se some of your blog posts together as a novel - sort of story ... And I mean this!)
    Yes, let's keep on believing that the spring is just around the corner ;-)

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  21. Oh Kath, I cherish your way of seeing things and your writing, your dry sarcasm just nails things down in a wonderful, subtle way (If you ever have a week where you just do not know what to do - You might want to se some of your blog posts together as a novel - sort of story ... And I mean this!)
    Yes, let's keep on believing that the spring is just around the corner ;-)

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