Tenacity, Part III


I tried really hard to capture a Tenacity photo of Sam, but he’s too tall to look tiny in the snow that he’s willing to walk through. And it’s not that he’s not tenacious, but he takes the smart route. Instead of plowing through waist-high snow, he walks atop the packed mountain of snow next to it. Which makes for a good photo, but none that I can refer to as tenacious, per se.

Also, yes, I know it snows other places in the world. So I’m defending the DC-area wussiness when it comes to snow over at DC Metro Moms Blog today. And I grew up in a place with snowy winters, so it’s not like I don’t know what I’m saying. But I will freely admit to being a wuss.

8 thoughts on “Tenacity, Part III

  1. It’s not that we cant take the snow, its that we just don’t have the equipment and experience to handle it in an orderly and timely fashion. 6 inches is a huge deal around here; 12 is unheard-of. 20? Holy Frickin’ Christ. This is DC, not Wisconsin- we don’t have the salt, the trucks, or the heated sidewalks.

  2. I used to live in Memphis. One inch of snow would shut the place down. But why spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on snow removal equipment for an event that happens once a year? It’s easier and cheaper just to close everything for a day or two.

    Now I live in Wisconsin and yeah, they can deal with snow here, but they have to.

  3. I pay so little attention to weather in other places, I think it’s only been in the last couple of years I realized that DC doesn’t get as much snow as we do in Chicago! So the amount you have is amazing – and would be, even here. But it’s STILL fun to MAKE fun when people who aren’t used to it get a lot of snow. We midwesterners don’t have a lot of things to crow about so we like to go around puffing out our chests and bragging about how tough we are with the cold and snow of our winters and heat and HUMIDITY of our summers. So it is in that spirit that I say … BABIES!!!!

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