Microclimatic dissonance

Yes, I am back to the usual blather. It seems to me that the ambient temperature often drops after the sun rises. I will take my 0-skunk-30 power walk and be as warm as can be (assuming I’m wearing all the right layers and accessories) and then after I’ve futzed around at the Landfill for a while, I’ll go out again — to work or wherever — and it’ll feel colder than blue blazes, even though I am wearing more or less the same stuff as earlier.

Yesterday morning I took my regular walk. I was angling to get more walking in at some time and that could’ve been the Art Walk but I was thinking that wouldn’t quite work into our schedule, which included a trip to Megalopolis, aka the northern Dee-troit suburbs. When I got to W1.5’s block, I texted the GG: Wanna walk down by the river as the sun is coming up. No response. I texted a few more times. No response. There was no point in calling. If he wasn’t getting texts, he wouldn’t get a phone call either. I briefly lamented the old landline I canceled a year ago, until I remembered all the spam callers. I considered texting “are you alive?” but refrained from that. No point in tempting fate. Finally, when I got home, he was in the shower. “DO YOU WANT TO WALK DOWN BY THE RIVER?”, I yelled. He did and we did.

And it was gorgeous down there as the sun was coming up. And colder. I had my special jack-o-lantern glubs on and my hands were frozen. And as we were walking through one open meadow-like area, we watched things become frosted almost right before our eyes. As we continued into a more forested area, the vegetation was dripping on us. No frost. Beautiful sunrise by the river though and, by the end of the day it was in the 60s. Even warmer in the Yooperland, according to The Commander, who walked around outside yesterday for the first time in I dunno how long. Unusually warm fall here and even more so in the north.

More pictures to come throughout the week to alleviate what is sure to be a boring week of blather. Did I just say that? Knock on wood BIG TIME!!! Boring can be GOOD!

2 Responses to “Microclimatic dissonance”

  1. Pooh Says:

    Was there more wind down by the river? Magical to see the frost forming right before your eyes.

  2. kayak woman Says:

    I think wind can sometimes be a factor but it wasn’t windy that morning. I think there is often a temperature drop after dawn. Not a meteorologist though so not sure why.