1071. Mother Nature is a son-of-a-gun. ~Murphy’s Tenth Law

Nature reserves the right to inflict upon
her children the most terrifying jests.
~Thornton Wilder

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Winter? What winter? Did we have winter? We did? I do seem to remember some gray, gloomy and very short days as well as a few times when the temperature fell below freezing, barely, and the leaves fell off the trees. But was that it? That’s all we’re gonna get? No blue northers? No snow? No sleet? No ice? No fog? No rain? Nada, zip, zilch! Or is it gonna be like what’s happened sometimes before, Mother Nature? You’re gonna let everything get started in the garden and then wham bam! You’re gonna hit us hard with a late and bitter blast of winter’s fury that will nip everything in the bud as it has before. Or maybe, you’re just gonna let us move right along into an early spring and then onto a very, very long hot summer, one that’s so especially wretched that it redefines what a  long, hot summer truly is? Is that it? Oh fickle, fickle Mother Nature, what a beastly shrew you can be from time to time! Okay, okay, I know it’s not nice to mess with Mother Nature or say bad things about her. So perhaps I ought to strive to see the error of my fractious ways once again and just be grateful for the exquisite beauty above and below that started blooming in my yard today.

So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. ~Romans 7:21  ✝

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14 thoughts on “1071. Mother Nature is a son-of-a-gun. ~Murphy’s Tenth Law

  1. Wow, you already have such blooming? We are a month or so away from such–and then like you say, she’ll send us some sort of late snow, freeze or ice and zap everything mid bud—-she truly has the upper hand—I will not deny her that 🙂

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  2. Beautiful Nat, you’ve shown just how fickle Mother Nature can be. We are going through an early spring here and today was a taste of summer heat. Not good at all for what is trying to burst forth. I do hope we don’t get a powerful freeze like we have in the past.

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