Yes, its still Winter! White, white everywhere and not a drop of green to be seen. We have snow, icicles and water in about every frozen variation there is and I am heartedly sick of it. We finally saw a snow plow late last night. It had to dodge a Prius and a small sedan of unknown origin whose owners thought their vehicles capable of navigating through over 19 inches of snow. What were they thinking? I do know they left their cars where they were stuck, one right in the middle of the street interchange until a neighbor helped them move it to the side of the street. I do know what the driver of the plow thought about that as he plowed them under a ton of snow last night. That car was gone this morning and I was happy not to witness the amount of shoveling they had to do to release their car from that cold embrace.
I have been throwing food out to the birds and wildlife as much as possible and my birdseed reserve is running dry. Even the snowy owl that stopped in Washington, DC, in search of better weather has had a rough time of it. She was hit by a Metro bus and ended up at a Wildlife hospital. She is recovering and so shall we all. It just doesn’t feel like that right now for either of us.
Hopefully I can get out to the stores tomorrow. But of course, it has started snowing again. Big, large fluffy white flakes. Just the sort I love as a child or even an adult a few, ok more than a few, years back. So I am beginning to feel like a Grinch these days as the snow mounts instead of melts. Lasts night my favorite meteorologist forcasted temperatures in the 50’s and maybe even 60’s for next week.
Should I believe him?
Or does he just have a case of snow fever and a sick sense of humor. Only time and the temperature will tell.
I have some wonderful books for you this week. There is crippled werewolves, hardened mercenaries, the Fae and an American army vet, a lethal world virus and of course, a revised story from one of my favorite series, Blue Notes. There are contests and guest author blogs. Truly something for everyone. Stay with me all week long.
The week ahead in reviews:
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014: Kept Tears by Jana Denardo
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014: Lying with Scorpions by Aleksandr Voinov
Wed., Feb. 19, 2014: Amelia Gormley’s Strain Book Tour and Contest
Thurs., Feb. 20, 2014: Shira Anthony’s Blue Notes Release Tour and Contest
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014: Strain by Amelia Gormley
Sat., Feb. 22, 2014: Pretty Poison by Kari Gregg