Friday, February 16, 2007

"The Sun is Cracking the Stones"

My wife is a fount of proverbs, sayings, similes, and assorted idioms. (Some of them are wonderfully surreal, the result of being misheard or misremembered from childhood no doubt. If you correct her, she will accept it with the gracious thanks and courtesy that is her wont. It will not result in a future correction, though.) The one for days like today is that "the sun is cracking the stones". I love that. Very expressive. And with all the stories about the snow and ice back east, it makes the 81°F that the thermomenter is currently registering here on this 16th day of February almost indecent.

Global warming is so far not proving to be all that uncongenial.


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