Today is 6 Kaban 0 Wayeb

1363 shopping days until 4 Ahau 3 K’ank’in.


Lion follows lamb. Makes more sense than lamb following lion, and that’s the usual order of March in Oklahoma.

Have you entered the treasury of snow,
Or have you seen the treasury of hail,
Which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
For the day of battle and war?
From whose womb comes the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth?

Book of Job

The Book of Job is possibly the oldest work of theodicy extant, and still the best, in my humble opinion. The some of the later bits of the Epic of Gilgamesh certainly qualify as old, and as theodicy, but the language of the King James Job rules in my disordered brain.  In my tweedents to reporting  Saturday’s thundersnow I’ve been plagairising bits of Chapter 38 of Job, in which the Lord blusters and brags on His omnipotent Self. March brings out the Old Testament in me.  Like the Lord and the always late Lion of March, I bluster my way into Spring.

After the Great, but short, Oklahoma Snowstorm of ’09, Sunday has dawned sunny and (relatively) warm.  The morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy, and all the now glaringly bright white snow will soon pass away. The cloudless blue sky brings to mind the word cerulean.  But yesterday:


The Snow Man



It snowed continuously for 8 hours. I amused myself by taking dpics of snowflakes as they fell.


Self portrait as a Dwarf Yeti. Hood’s up to hide the sagittal crest.


3 responses to “Today is 6 Kaban 0 Wayeb

  1. Methinks WEATHER provided one last diversion for your viewing and photographing pleasure. Next on WEATHER’s agenda: Tornado Season.

  2. Re the portrait, flowers and snow:

    Elders their fasces but delicate insist,
    L’enfante terribes tetched uvular mid
    Sic scorching vanity, fixe blanc de blanc.

  3. Spike, your answer is the next post.

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