Posted by Tasha on February 7th, 2011 in Culture
Flipping through my Twitter stream this evening I saw this little tidbit from a local meteorologist: If we get another three inches in the snow storm that’s scheduled to pummel Tulsa tomorrow afternoon with the third frosty fist in the space of a week, February 2011 will go down in history as Tulsa’s snowiest month ever.
If we get just a shade under five inches, we’ll have the snowiest season ever on record here in our city.
This is the same city, by the way, that gives us just a few weeks of spring before scorching us with 95-degree high temps in the beginning of June – you know, to match the percentage point of the humidity that hangs over us like a stinky, sweaty cloud for months on end.
But still, as several inches of snow still hide my frozen lawn from view, stinky and sweaty doesn’t sound half bad right about now.
The lazy mornings spent splashing around at River Parks. My bright, mango-polished toenails peeking up at me from a pair of strappy sandals. Kids walking by with snocones of every color in the rainbow.
Spending the time between dinner and bedtime at one of Tulsa’s many public playgrounds.
Because yes, there’s actually daylight between those two times here in Tulsa during the summer. Daylight, yes – 4 o’clock sunsets, no.
Oh, the picnics.
Orange chipotle cream Cosmic Cones from the Cherry Street Farmers Market.
Visits to Tulsa’s many magazine-cover worthy gardens.
Nights spent sprawled on a homemade quilt on the lawn at ONEOK Field, the sound of cracking bats reporting from the field.
Summer’s Fifth Night at Utica Square.
Dining alfresco – perhaps the signature way to take a meal in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The squirrels that get to live the good life at Woodward Park.
The 49-cent fountain drink from QuikTrip.
Oh, my stars.
Knowing that yet more (according to the latest models, perhaps much more) snow lies just on the other side of tomorrow, it’s almost overwhelming to think of all the things that summer brings.
But now, at least we’re all thinking about it together.