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It’s Snow Fun!


If you pronounce the title of this blog post quickly, it sounds more like "It's no fun!" For many, this year's snow falls are getting quite old. For school children and teachers the prospect of making up all these snow days is not at all cheery.

Therefore, I thought it might do many people good if I posted some snow-related humor. I'll start off with a couple pictures from last week's wintry weather here in Greenville.

Here's a picture from our front door. It really was very pretty, and it is now almost all gone.

Snow 2014

Here's a great picture I saw online.
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Snow and Snowmen


picture of snowflake

With snow in 49 of the 50 states this past week, I thought everyone might enjoy having something to laugh about in connection with snow. Here in our part of South Carolina we got a good half-foot of snow, capped off with a quarter-inch of freezing rain. Since there are many winters with little or no snow, Greenville County doesn't have many snow plows. About the only roads that they plow here are interstate highways. Most of the week even main roads were hazardous and side streets were like ice skating rinks! The beginning of classes at BJU was delayed from Thursday to today.

Speaking of snowplows, I'm always amused by this fun animated picture depicting how snow plowing would be carried out if enacted by Congress.

picture of snow humor

Children seem to anticipate snow with greater excitement than adults do. I guess children haven't had to deal with it as much. This next cartoon always makes me smile.

picture of snow humor

Once the snow comes, you can have some fun with it, without leaving home. This next man did some creative snow sculptures.
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Snow and Skiing


picture of satellite view of NE USA

The picture above is a satellite view of the Washington D.C. area earlier this week from NASA. Look at all that snow-covered ground! And that part of the country is supposed to be getting even more snow. It's neat to see the Appalachians highlighted by the snow. I bet some people in D.C., Philly, and NYC are hoping that whoever upset Al Gore will apologize to him so that he'll give them back their global warming. As the Lord dumps tons of snow on some of the hotbeds of the global warming hoax, He is proving that He has a delightful sense of humor. Fill-in-the-blank test item: "Professing themselves to be wise, they became ___."

How much snow is too much? Growing up in NW Ohio and living for about a decade in the Detroit area, my wife and I came to regard heavy snows and months of dirty snow and ice as just a normal part of life. Now that we've lived in South Carolina for over a quarter of a century, we love the idea of normalcy here — little to no snow, year after year, with the occasional French-toast-comfort-food scares where everyone empties the grocery stores of milk, bread, and eggs. (BTW, our crocuses are blooming here today.)

Did you know that snowmen can find too much snow depressing? Below is a picture a friend sent me yesterday to prove it:
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Oh, deer!


picture of deer crossing sign

Some of you taking to the roads to see loved ones at Christmas may be facing some winter road hazards. At least if there's snow, you should be able to see more easily one of the other hazards — deer.

A reader sent me two pictures that I decided to post today, on Christmas Eve Day. I cannot find out for sure where these pictures were taken. I've seen them attributed to places in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Snowmobile Trail Closed Due to Traffic Jam

picture of deer on snowmobile trail

picture of deer on snowmobile trail

It makes me wonder whether someone put food on the trail to lure that many deer to one place.

I received the following from a female reader....

According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa 's reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be a girl. We should've known — only women would be able to drag an overweight man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost.

I wish you much joy at Christmas! I hope to hear from many of you.

quotation...

"God takes care of creatures we don't even think about or don't even know exist." - Drew Conley

=^..^= =^..^=
Rob

Could it be that so many deer get hit on the roads because they're simply obeying the posted deer crossing signs?


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Let It Snow!


picture of a snowflake

The news here yesterday sent people in our area scurrying to the grocery stores to stock up on bread and milk. I guess French toast is the comfort food of choice in these parts when the "s-word" is in the forecast. Although we may get some snow from this, today it looks as if the bulk of the wintry mix might be passing slightly to our north, then moving on to bless you folks along the eastern coast. Since our semester ended yesterday, I hope most of our students are already at their destinations.

Our weather news reminded me of several things I've received from readers recently. I'll start off with a picture of thousands of protesters of global warming.

picture of global warming protesters

That group would indeed have something to worry about, if it weren't all "Hoax and Chains," as I've heard should be the new slogan of the current administration.

Snowmen are not always taken seriously, but there are some things we can learn from them.

What I learned about life from snowmen...

It's okay if you're a little bottom heavy.

It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
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