Friday, March 23, 2012

Climate Change and the Canadian Virgin

"The first day of spring was once the time

for taking the young virgins into the fields,

there in dalliance to set an example in fertility

for nature to follow.

Now we just set the clocks an hour ahead

and change the oil in the crankcase."

E.B. White, "Hot Weather," One Man's Meat, 1944

I suppose someone might think that E.B. White was right.

I mean

yesterday, Flynn and I did not see even one

virgin dallying about in a mid-March field.

But then again why would they?


Why should they dally

in muddy March fields

when they can dally on a sunny 26° beach

on the sandy shores of Lake Ontario.

Photo taken March 21st.



Jane said...

Wow, you'd think it was July!! I'm sorry, but this can't be good, no matter how nice it is right now - I really hope we get rain along with these hot temps.

CorvusCorax12 said...

i don't think it's good either , some strange weather here in NB

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Cue ominous music.

Doug Jamieson said...

I was just wondering why there weren't more virgins around. Oh, and thanks for the reminder to get an oil change.

The Episcopagan said...

It seems to be getting worse. the trees are in blossom. And STILL there are people who don't believe there is a problem.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

We still have a lot of sunshine here, but the days have gotten cooler - more fitting for the month of March. It's been a very unusual period. Winter was dry and warmer than usual. And spring arrived much too fast. It's definitely weird.