Monday, December 8, 2008

Loving Grace

Detailed Forecast for Oshkosh, Wisconsin

Freezing DrizzleHigh 29°F
A chance of light freezing drizzle and flurries during the morning...Then snow likely during the afternoon. Around an inch of accumulation possible. Highs in the upper 20s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.

Sleet Low 29°F
Snow...Heavy at Times. The snow May briefly mix with sleet in the southern fox valley this evening. 6 to 8 inches of accumulation expected. Lows in the upper 20s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.

6-8 inches on top of an inch already!
Blowing Snow High 31°F
Areas of blowing snow. Snow...Heavy at Times. Another 3 to 5 inches of accumulation expected...Bringing the total accumulation to 10 to 14 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. Brisk northeast winds 15 to 25 mph. Chance of snow near 100 percent.
A total of 10-14 inches?!
Tuesday Night

Blowing Snow Low 10°F
Areas of blowing snow through the night. Light snow likely during the evening...Then scattered flurries after midnight. Less than an inch of accumulation expected. Lows around 10 above zero. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent.

More SNOW!

Ok. I was gonna be a nice dude and not get upset with winter this year. But is is only the 8th and it is gonna stick around until mid-March. But I will be positive. I will think clearly (sorta) and try to embrace the hope of an early spring.

All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace

I like to think (and

the sooner the better!)

of a cybernetic meadow

where mammals and computers

live together in mutually

programming harmony

like pure water

touching clear sky.

I like to think

(right now, please!)

of a cybernetic forest

filled with pines and electronics

where deer stroll peacefully

past computers

as if they were flowers

with spinning blossoms.

I like to think

(it has to be!)

of a cybernetic ecology

where we are free of our labors

and joined back to nature,

returned to our mammal

brothers and sisters,

and all watched overby machines of loving grace.

Richard Brautigan


Liberality said...

I agree: winter sucks! Hopefully you will be able to have a gorgeous early spring.

And I love the Brautigan--I have all of his books.

Sherry Peyton said...

This weather sucks big time. I am trying so hard not to be angry, but I'm already cancelling plans againa nd again because of lousy weather. And it's way too early for this kind of cold and snow!

Border Explorer said...

I cringe to think of it. I feel guilty that I'm not there suffering with you. [How's that for a truly co-dependent response?]

okjimm said...

Just got to the office. The forty minute commute took and hour fifteen.

Wisconsin sucks. I think I am gonna be an illegal immigrant.... to Bermuda.

Randal Graves said...

This is all proof that there isn't a narcissistic, jealous sky fairy because I like winter and you have all that crap and today I've got 50°. FIFTY. That's shorts wearin' weather. Let's trade!

okjimm said...

50!!!!! Unreal!! It started snowing at 4pm and still hasn't stopped! Gimmee a humid July day!

Dusty said...

If you can stand the rednecks and Rethugs, you can move in w/me and the ball n' chain okjimm!!!

But it ain't nice here in cough.,sunny california either..frost on the windshield this morning.

anita said...

wow, hadn't read any richard braughtigan in awhile.

hey, you were up in the 30's there for awhile, right? so what's with all your hemmin' and hawwin'? the 30's ain't so bad (now the 40's, fuggedaboudit ... and not looking forward to the 50's either)

bada bing.

anyway, i'm actually jealous. i WISH it would just start snowing already around here!!

they say tomorrow afternoon!! i can only keep my fingers and toes crossed!


okjimm said...

Dusty.... if I can handle the jack-pine savages in Wiskeyconsin I can handle a redneck anywheres.

Anita...bada bing, indeed. I have found a few truckloads of snow for you. Arranging cartage as I tyhype

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