The sky is blue,
the sun is bright,
the wind blows wintery chill.
Although it looks like spring might come,
Winter is with us still.
The Weather Channel loves its storms,
A new one every week it seems;
With names arcane, and warnings dire,
Of snow and sleet and wind and rain.
Vulcan, God of fire and heat,
Smith to the Gods of ancient Rome;
Celebrated under summer’s Sun,
Has lent his name to this latest one.
How ironic that this wintery storm
bringing Arctic air in early spring,
bears the name of Vulcan, God of Fire.
May his gift to us all be: finally, Spring.
(Although the Weather Channel’s ratings soar,
they should better research their storm names’ lore.)
Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014
lol! Wonderfully done. I wondered what they were thinking when they named the storms, too. I read that they got the names from a high school Latin class so perhaps the kids were putting one over on them. Pax was another interesting name on that list. Lovely images, WG. Stay warm. This wind has a bite to it.
Thank you, Robin, I hadn’t heard about the Latin class. You’d think someone as educated as a meteorologist is supposed to be would have caught it, wouldn’t you? The kids won, if that were the case 😉 Yes, I also wondered about Pax- They’ve used up the names this winter-wonder what they have planned for next? The wind was biting, but it has calmed now, although we’re forecast for 26 tonight. I hope the creatures make it through this spot of cold. We may have snow/sleet/freezing rain Sunday into Monday. Enough already! Hope you and M are warm and in for the night- Hugs, WG