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.