Snowless in Sweden
Gray skies overhead
Hold nothing but false promise
Seems I might as well be somewhere
Down in the Bahamas!
Minus 5 Fahrenheit in New York. Coldest day in last 100 years.
Here in Borlänge, Sweden, 6 degrees above freezing . . . average for this month and last. The warmest winter here in fifty years – since they began recording. Snowfall was predicted again yesterday, but it didn’t happen.
Seems like it’s winter everywhere but here. And I was so prepared: with studded tires, and three pane windows, sub-floor heating, high top boots with cleats, long underwear, fur hat, a full length cowboy duster that weighs seven pounds. Wife knitted me a pair of fine wool mittens.
Note bare spot – top of hill.
Ski resorts are making do with man-made snow that keeps on melting. Upside is low power bills. Electricity is expensive here.
I was so ready! Careful what you wish for, people tell me. I don’t care. I wish for snow!