I’m looking out the window at the six inches of snow still on the ground, and it’s hard to get into the Hallowe’en mood. There are still green leaves on many trees around here, and we haven’t really had a proper autumn. These climate change indicators suck. We had a hurricane two months ago, along with a record-breaking flood. We had a tornado two months before that, which decimated several areas in Massachusetts. If you had said that we’d have a tornado and a hurricane, a record-breaking flood, as well as record-breaking early snowfall, I’d have packed my bags and moved to – where? Is there any place relatively unaffected? We’ve had tornadoes for the past several years now, not like they do in the flatter mid-west, of course, but it is extremely unusual weather for this area, and it’s frightening how common it’s becoming. I’d rather go through a haunted house or see a scary movie – at least I know that has an ending.
I suppose climate change is the spook this year, and giving it candy and sending it on its way is not going to appease it. Any smashed eggs or strewn toilet paper tricksters might dole out do not usually cause dire consequences, however annoying it may be to clean up, but getting the power back on after heavy snows brought wires down and cut off electric service to millions, is not so easily remedied.
P.S. For anyone who looked for the hidden object in yesterday’s post, I updated the post with a photo pointing to the object. Cheers!
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