Let’s have a little wager, shall we?
Of course no money will exchange hands. This shall simply be a guessing game.
Whoever guesses the correct answer…wins the highest praise! Or, maybe six of us will guess the exact number. Then we’ll have a virtual group hug.
Here is our assignment. Take a long look at the first photo. The plowed snow bank is 57 inches high. That’s nearly five feet of snow.
(Don’t start thinking we have that much snow everywhere. Many places measure about a foot. Deep in the woods 3-4 feet many still exist. In other places you can count in inches.)
Back to the bet. How much snow do you think will exist in that snow bank when I return from Florida next week? Specifically, on March 18th. Six inches? Two feet? One inch? Zero?
Some more hints: the snow bank lies on the west side of the house. As you all probably know, snow on the south side melts more quickly due to that lively spring sun. Snow on the north side melts oh-so-slowly. There is sometimes snow by our porch on the north side in May.
I’m not telling you my guess. That wouldn’t be fair. Don’t think I have too much of an advantage, though. It could be all gone in a week, or a huge mass might still exist.
Another clue: it’s been in the 40’s and 50’s recently. There are some scattered rain showers in the forecast. Does that help?
OK, I think I’ve bombarded you with enough clues to last for a while. The next time you open your eyes on this blog you’re gonna see Green. Bursts of colors. Sunshine.
Goodbye, Snow. See you later, Alligator.
I mean maybe we’ll see you soon, Alligators!