#WQ #12: Embrace and Adapt to Climate Change

This week’s Wednesday Quotes is all about embracing changes.

My backyard on March 27, 2023 after at least a foot of snow was unexpectedly dropped overnight (forecasted 3-5 inches).

The recent weather is affecting my mood. The weather pattern in the last month has been snow for 3 days, sunshine for one or two before the cycle is repeated. I hate the cloudy days before the storms, it makes my emotions go haywire, causing me to teeter between panic and sadness as if I’m on the brink of waiting for something to happen. I lose interest in doing anything and often put my headphone over my ears and focus on either music or a playlist of podcast episodes.

This has been the wettest and coldest winter for as long as I’ve lived in Utah. I talked to a gardener online and he told me he’s been a gardener for 50 years and this is the coldest winter. That’s saying something. Most of the state is now in preparation of flooding as the record amount of snow melt. So far, a few local parks have been swallowed by spring runoff – the whole park turned into a giant pond.

My mom doesn’t believe in climate change or global warming and I don’t think there’s any trying to convince her of such thing. She thinks it’s something politicians make up to raise taxes and curb oil production. The weather in the last few years should be proof enough that our climate is changing and most likely not for the better. Strange weather phenomenon is happening all around the globe, don’t you agree?

I think we all need to embrace that climate change is happening whether we like it or not, and that it’s not something made up by politicians. After all, it’s not the first time Mother Nature has done something like this to us and I don’t think she’s trying to punish us. Climate change is just one of those balancing acts, in my opinion.

I feel I, myself, need to adapt to this unpredictable ridiculous weather. Savor those days when it’s sunny and cloudless while come to term with the rainy and cold days as a change in pace. I might even need to come to term that my spring garden may not happen this year because of the erratic temperature swings – going up to 50-degrees for 2 days before dropping to high 30’s for the next 5-7 days.

9 thoughts on “#WQ #12: Embrace and Adapt to Climate Change

    1. It is hard and the thing is, it’s just this year that’s like this. Looking at the weather forecast, it appears it will snow until the 5th and then we’ll have sunny weather. Crossing my finger.

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      1. Climate change is definitely at work. Sometimes, I feel like I rather have rain than snow, at least rain doesn’t bury my plants but then rain floods, I guess there’s never an in-between. 🤔

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  1. Wow, Yinglan, a foot of snow! I guess I’m going to have to quit fussing about a measly 3-4 inches here in Prescott. We have had a very cold and wet winter this year, too. My husband suffers from seasonal affective disorder and gets very down in the dumps when the sun is absent too often. I hope you have a change in the weather soon. This year has been crazy everywhere. CA is reeling with all its rain. 🙂 Great topic for this week’s WQ. 🙂

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    1. Haha, well, in the south, 3-4 inches is a lot. We rarely get a foot of snow here, at least I’ve only seen it one other time in the 14 years I’ve lived here. We are supposed to get another 5-10 inches of snow through Wednesday this week and then it’s supposed to start to warm up on Thursday with sunshine. Yay! I can’t wait until then.

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