Vulcan

March 11, 2014 garden 029

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.

Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg

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.

Colonial Williamsburg, before winter storm Vulcan blew through, lowering our temperatures by 40 degrees.

Colonial Williamsburg, before winter storm Vulcan blew through, lowering our temperatures by 40 degrees.

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.

March 12, 2014 CW 018

How ironic that this wintery storm

bringing Arctic air in early spring,

bears the name of Vulcan, God of Fire.

March 12, 2014 CW 036

May his gift to us all be: finally, Spring.

March 12, 2014 CW 100

(Although the Weather Channel’s ratings soar,

they should better research their storm names’ lore.)

March 12, 2014 CW 122

Words and Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014

March 12, 2014 CW 152

Mahonia in bloom, with one of the first bees of spring.

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

2 responses to “Vulcan

  1. 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

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