Just thought I’d share with you a few photos I had already shared on social media but also want to share to you, dear blog readers. And I must emphasize, what you’re about to see is indeed from this past week.Yes, nice and quaint, now isn’t it? But it’s just a storage shed covered in snow. That’s right, snow. At the end of October. You want more? By all means, take it… because we had to drive through it.Both of these images were from Thursday morning, when Madison and Southern Wisconsin was hit with a way-too-early snowstorm. And believe it or not, it wasn’t the first bit of snowfall we saw this week, as a not-so-nasty storm hit late Monday evening.
All in all, Madison received a reported 8.1 inches of snow between the two storms. It also left us scratching our collective heads and wondering, “It’s way too early for snow.” I mean, more than a few trees around here still have yellow leaves on them (don’t let the lack of leaves on the above pictures tell you otherwise). But if we’ve learned anything from previous winters in Wisconsin, it’s that Mother Nature can disrupt things any time she pleases. Yeah, Mother Nature is one cold, evil, scheming, calculating, uncaring, unsympathetic witch!
But amidst the treachery of this early winter, I spotted a bit of levity. No, it didn’t involve footage of people frolicking in the snow, but something even better:During my drive to work on Friday, I came across this sign in front of a dry cleaning establishment. The intended message of the sign, of course, is to encourage people to bring their not-so-clean suits, gowns, etc. here and they’ll put them back into good use. But to put it more succinctly, if you look good, you feel good. In other words… look snappy, feel happy.
I got a kick out of the positive attitude of this sign’s message. When you think of it, its words are also timely, as adverse weather, not unlike what we’ve seen this week, can prompt even the most hearty of crossdessers to stay inside. But don’t be afraid to dress to the nines in your best outfit. It doesn’t matter what season it is, whether you must bundle up first, or if your catwalk or red carpet is within the confines of your home. Do so, and you’ll give Old Man Winter the fierce brushback [*insert diva finger snaps in a circle*] he clearly has coming to him.