Longing for a Bleak Midwinter.

California is crossing into its fifth year of severe drought. According to an article by National Geographic, the snowpack is about a quarter at what it should be. This doesn’t bode well for…pretty much anything in California, especially the San Joaquin river delta.

The roughest part is that this is supposed to be California’s wettest time of the year. Tough times now do not bode well for the upcoming summer and experts say a turnaround is unlikely. For the real low down on the issue check out what Nat Geo has to say here.

While cruising through the Internet I came across a poem by Christina Rossetti which I think captures the dark and oppressive atmosphere that winter can have. But under the circumstances it sounds almost nostalgic.

“In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,

Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;

Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,

In the bleak midwinter, long ago.”

Tonight I’m gonna pour some out for California’s snow pack. RIP baby.

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