Waiting for the highland snows

What? No snow here in the highlands? In thirty years I have never seen an October or a November without snow on the ground. Only five days left in November maybe; most unusual. Snow may have been abrogated by an authoritative act to prove Mr. Gore’s Nobel-winning theory of Global Warming. Not many years ago there were near promises of the “big freeze” and now the “melt down”? As is usually the case, something one hears proves true, and sometimes false.

Highland temperatures have been as low as eight and as high as 25. I peer out the window to see the ground uncovered, beckoning for its white blanket of winter, while still thirsty from the meager amount of rain these past years, anxious to welcome the first snow flakes of the season…when?

Marya Silverthorn