W P ‘s Challenge – Half and half The sky above the earth below


Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can’t, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.” —  Robert Frost

This article is about extremes — the winter months and the summer months.

Both seasons of the year could be considered opposite ends of the same environmental extreme. One period of time represents rebirth, renewal and hope. The other time of the year presents the world with harsh conditions inhospitable to sustain human life on our beleaguered planet.

Before you begin to label which season is which ask yourself this question: Is the cold temperatures and snow of the winter months as devastating and life threatening as the extreme warmth of  the summer season replete with national flooding, multiple tornado attacks and of course uncontrollable forest fires?

There was a time when the weather tended to make sense. A person could mentally and physically prepare him/herself for the upcoming weather conditions. Today however the weather patterns have been drastically altered to the point where half the winter months seemed to have melded perfectly with the summer ones.

These fickle weather patterns present us with a real life version of chaos theory in action. Even the meteorologists have a difficult time forecasting the constantly changing weather patterns.

Their high tech and high priced computer systems and programs seem to be baffled by the onslaught of the unpredictable weather patterns assaulting the planet each and every day.

This article is a tribute to the days when the weather was more predictable and the fifty -fifty split of good weather versus bad was a reality and not an insider’s guess.



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6 Comments on W P ‘s Challenge – Half and half The sky above the earth below

  1. Agreed, it seems like even my weather app has a hard time correctly guessing the current weather sometimes.


    • Did you ever wish sometimes that the weather men would bring out a Ouija board and then try to forecast the weather? Or how about having someone’s grandmother there whose active bunions can forecast at least a rain shower. The meteorologists simply hedge their bets, give you the percentages and then like the rest of us hope for the best. Kinda like picking out winning numbers in a Keno game. Thanks for writing. Have a wonderful day. 🙂


  2. Great! You have put it forth so perfectly. Nothing else can describe it so accurately. I am always worried at these unpredictable weathers and emotions of people. Some miracle should happen to put the things right.


    • Thank you very much for your thoughts. There should be a way to unite the unpredictability of the current weather patterns and the capricious moods of mankind so that if one could attain peace and harmony the other would also follow suit. It could be done by the process of ecological osmosis. I suspect there would be a more likely chance of taming the earth’s weather patterns than to radically alter mankind’s fits of flight and fury. Take care. Enjoy the day.


  3. Unpredictability makes for a more interesting life, doesn’t it? 🙂

    Btw, Robert Frost wasn’t right; he had something to say and knew how and so do you.

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  4. Thank you Irina for your kind words.Much appreciated. Enjoy the day. 🙂 BTW, I agree. Unpredictability is the sweetness of life. 🙂


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