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Winter is finally here

Posted Tuesday, December 6, 2011, at 2:51 PM

Each year here at the Nevada Daily Mail we do a year in review of all the major stories we have covered. Each writer is assigned several months to look back on and summarize. This year I drew Feb., July and Nov.

As I was looking back at July, I remembered that blast furnace like heat that shriveled crops and dried up the streams and ponds. I hated it then and actually wrote a bit in this forum about my disdain for summer heat.

It doesn't have to be over 100 degrees for me to be uncomfortable. I just don't like the heat. I prefer cool weather. Part of that may be because my favorite activities like hunting and trapping are cool or cold weather activities, but I think it is because it's just easier to get warm than it is to stay cool.

Well, I don't have to worry about that for a while now, do I? This is my kind of weather. It's not bitter cold, but cool enough to keep comfortable without wearing several layers of heavy clothing.

I am sure that will change. The first day of winter hasn't officially arrived and it is going to get colder. But I am okay with that. I don't even mind some snow. I don't necessarily want to see a foot and half of it, but I don't mind some. Hunting in a bit of snow is good, but it can hamper a trapper's efforts. A foot and a half brings the world to a sliding stop.

Even though I like the winter weather, it seemed to go on forever last year. It was like that danged battery powered bunny. Hopefully, this winter won't be so relentless. It will end, and cool but tolerable spring weather will bring good fishing and eventually that summer heat. Oh well, I guess I have to take the good with the bad.

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