12 October 2006

To Quote the Cowardly Lion...

"Weird weather we're havin', ain't it?"

Today saw the first "snow shower" in Fort Wayne, albeit brief. Thanks to those great lakes and Canadian air, we're getting a taste of OLD MAN WINTER already.

Now I'm all for some nice winerty weather...IN THE WINTER that is...NOT in freaking early OCTOBER, especially when the fall foliage is starting to get into high gear (the cold will nip that in the bud).

I've got a LOT of cherry tomatoes in the garden that will probably get "frost-bit" soon enough, so there goes that chance of having them a while longer.

Now in Philly, I did manage to have about ONE tomato plant out front (near the house, at the top of out "lawn"...all 8 square FEET of it...LOL! With the patio fence there, I didn't even need stakes!

But at least I never went out on the patio and found a RACCOON staring back at me like I did yesterday...!

This (cute) little bugger (who looked just like the one pictured here) was trying to get over our fence, back outside the yard. I went and got some dry cat food for him to eat, whereas he promptly hissed, growled, snarled, or WHATEVER it is they do to "get your attention". BTW...he got mine VERY quickly.

Now since I don't look all that good with a (possibly) rabid animal securely attached to my face, I backed away slowly, and watched him take his furry keister over the neighbor's fence.

But damn it all, he WAS kinda cute. And anyone who has EVER been to the Pocono Candle Shop in upstate PA knows they have raccoons THERE you can FEED...

(note to self...Indiana raccoons are NOT the same as PA raccoons, especially in the "wild".)

((Arrrrggggghhhh, avast thar, matie...hand over yer food)))

So much for my St. Francis complex being nurtured THIS week....

But there is always NEXT week...heh, heh, heh.


Jana said...

When I and my family lived in Clovis, NM, it snowed from October to May.

Yep, that's right: MAY.

B.G. (Semper Paratus) said...

My Mom used to have a term she used for any snowfall that was considered "out of season"....


Don't rightly know WHERE that comes from...maybe it was her living on a farm as a youngster.

Could always be worse..could be called EGGPLANT SNOW...(ewww)!

Jana said...

hey now, don't diss the eggplant!

once you taste my grandmother's fried eggplant (cooked the same way you'd cook fried green tomatoes), you'll change your mind on how yummie eggplant is!


Jana said...

Hey B-san! Not sure if you have Bill O'Reilly's new book or not, so thought you'd be interested in this:


B.G. (Semper Paratus) said...

I'm going to be ebay-surfing for it...
I got the FIRST 3 that way...heh, heh, heh.