A collection of distilled sarcastic wisdom, numerous photographs, discussions of books and stuff to learn and more stuff to think about from a retired economics professor turned blogger and photographer.
The morning color in the eastern sky over the bluff in St. George UT seemed a fitting finale for the year. The unseasonal cold in St. George this winter thus far has been devastating to the many tall palms around the city. Colder than usual though it may be, St. George is still preferable to the terrible inversions in the Salt Lake Valley. The snow in our back yard and on all north frontages around town has still not completely melted, two weeks after the third worst snowstorm in 118 years in St. George, as the following photo attests:
Apparently St. George has only one snow plow and it is located at the airport. Several air travelers commented that even this snow plow appeared to be idle. I doubt there are more than a dozen snow shovels in town. One of my neighbors used a cookie sheet to try and move some of the snow from his driveway. Blessedly, my younger neighbor had a snow shovel and cleaned our walkway and driveway. Peoople who originally came to St. George to play golf ended up stuck in motels or went on to Mesquite or Las Vegas NV.