Irony? (by Hannah Alexander)

Folks in our community have explained to us that this past winter has been the worst they’ve seen in a very long time. We were iced in for 2 1/2 months, unable to escape in any direction. We couldn’t walk outside because the ice was thick and snow was piled high. It has only been recently that we were able to safely drive out of town. And then we were asked to shelter in place.

So yesterday, the first day we have felt like it in six weeks, Mel and I escaped town. And do you know where we went?

Yeah, does that make any sense to you?

I’m calling this irony, but I know there’s got to be a better word for it. Would a wordsmith out there please suggest a better one? No, not idiocy. Not insanity. We had actually driven south toward the mountains for a nice hike in the desert, but since we were there, we couldn’t resist playing in the snow. Actually, we hadn’t been able to do that all winter because of the horrific wind and cold.

We had a good hike. Another irony? My allergies acted up because, despite the deep snow, there is pollen blowing around out there. The temp was in the 50s.

I grew up in Southern California and Southern Missouri.

This looks nothing like those places. If you live north of us, you’re laughing at me. But seriously, is irony the right word?

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We love to hike, we love to read, and we love to write. We are active in a small house church that recently moved into a building that was once a parts store, so life is fun and exciting for us.
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10 Responses to Irony? (by Hannah Alexander)

  1. Wow! I have never seen anything like it! Sorry but I don’t know what the word would be. Hopefully someone will come up with a good one!


  2. Marie Harris says:

    I never respond to these wonderful posts, so I decided I would start with you! I love your writing, and I really enjoy every post you have written since I have been reading this blog. I’m so glad you are enjoying the many features of the outdoors near you. Thanks!

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  3. Nancy J. Farrier says:

    That is way too much snow for this desert girl. Brrrr. I’m glad you were able to get out. Hope you find some good hiking soon.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I know, Nancy, I kept thinking of you down there in the warmth and sunshine. Trying not to be envious! 😉


  5. Bridget? I got a post from you but now it isn’t showing up and I tried to reply, but I got crickets. Hello…..

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Bridget, I wonder if you’ll be able to blog. Nothing you post to me–which I can see–is showing up here. AUGH!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Okay, good, then it’s not just my imagination.


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