Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Mariah, was that you?????

The storm that is now history for us could well be dumping on you as you read this. We managed to collect around 4" of snow yesterday and another 8"+ overnight. The real kicker with this storm is the wind. We heard on the news that down around Carlsbad, there was actually a warning for winds that could possibly hit 100 mph. Turns out those same winds blazed through here early this morning and were clocked around Taos at 65-70 mph. Our house is built like a bomb shelter, so I didn't hear it, but other friends had plenty to say about it. Wowzer.

It made me think of this beautiful song:

Away out here they have a name for rain and wind and fire.
The rain is Tess, the fire's Joe and they call the wind Mariah.

Mariah blows the stars around and sets the clouds a-flyin'.
Mariah makes the mountains sound like folks was out there dyin'.

Mariah. (Mariah).
Mariah. (Mariah).
They call the wind Mariah.

Before I knew Mariah's name and heard her wail and whinin',
I had a gal and she had me and the sun was always shinin'.

But then one day I left my gal.
I left her far behind me
and now I'm lost, so gol' darn lost
not even God can find me.

Mariah. (Mariah).
Mariah. (Mariah).
They call the wind Mariah.

Out here they have a name for rain and wind and fire only.
When you're lost and all alone, there ain't no name for lonely.
And I'm a lost and lonely man without a star to guide me.
Mariah blow my love to me. I need my gal beside me.

Mariah. (Mariah.)
They call the wind Mariah.
Mariah. (Mariah.)
They call the wind Mariah.

Be safe, wherever you are.


Twisted in Texas said...

Wow, we just got the cold down here in Big D. It is 28 degrees here this a.m. Snow would have been fun. Stay cozy in that bomb shelter.

Taos Sunflower said...

Yep, little missy, tye yerself down. She's a comin'.

ewespecial said...

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moneysmith said...

We have frost warnings here in what used to be sunny southern California and temperatures in the thirties at night. Not as cold as some other places, but the houses here are not built for it -- almost no insulation or weatherproofing. The upside is I finally get to wear some of the things I've been knitting! Stay warm!!

Taos Sunflower said...

Marie: Yep, that's brutal for you folks. Two winters ago I was in Encinitas when it dropped well below freezing...check this out...we have NO heater in our house...color me miserable. I yelped about that and have now stuffed portable heaters into the closet for when I need them...