As I begin writing this post the landscape is bright grey, and it is blustery and cold. Snow is falling and and the mountains, and even the nearby hills, are shrouded from view. Sounds like winter, eh? Yes, and it feels glorious because the weather has been so wonky and very, very dry! This snow is very welcome to our parched landscape.
My wish for this winter is that we have a winter.
Colorado has been experiencing extreme drought. Last year the Colorado Rocky Mountains had one of the worst snow years on record and the warm spring melted all the snow we had very quickly; the Arkansas River never swelled – reservoirs were tapped. Wild fires were a big issue, not to mention the impact this drought has on our economy (both agriculture and tourism). The ramifications for both industries are huge!
In other parts of the world big storms have created too much moisture and wreaked all kinds of other havoc, creating all kinds of impacts that I can only begin to imagine.
I believe our climate is changing.
I believe humans are part of this change, although I believe we are also part of nature so all we have developed to create these changes are part of what the universe had it mind.
Dear universe, my winter wish is that we have a winter, and that the climate everywhere begins to feel more (what we humans know as) normal.
I hope you know how much we truly love and care about our home – the great earth. And I wish for the great earth mother to help us to stabilize the climate for now, and for generations to come.
Lighting the way for a happy solstice and a beautiful winter for all! OK – it is still dumping, so I’m off for a walk in the winter wonderland:)
Lisa, aka the mountain mermaid