If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes?

coldLemme see. Last Sunday it was two below zero (Fahrenheit) and the Planet Ann Arbor was choked with snow. This morning it was 50 with dense fog. Our huge piles of snow and ice are melting quickly into ragged, moth-eaten heaps but there are still big chunks of boilerplate ice in the mudpuddle lake down at the bottom of our driveway. That made dragging the handy-dandy A2 Garbage Cart and recycle bins out into the street a barrel of laughs this morning. At least for anyone who may have been watching me. In the last week, we have had absolutely every kind of precipitation you could possibly imagine. Accompanied by the associated walking/driving conditions.

If I could order the weather, I think I’d order today’s weather a little more often. I got home from slithering the fog-cloaked neighborhood streets at 0-dark-7:30 this morning and dragged a rather reluctant GG out for a river ride. (“It’s 7:30? [grumble-grump-snarfle] I thought it was only about 6.”) I could’ve just gone by myself but I wanted a driver so I could be free to take some pictures. He pulled himself into consciousness and after snagging coffee from the Zeeb Road McDonald’s drive-thru, we were good to go.

fogEverything looks so ethereally different in these atmospheric conditions. I love looking at the different patterns made by the bare branches of of the trees in silhouette against the snow and the shadowy trees off in the background. And the gnarled stumps left over from trees that stood tall in some previous generation.

The pictures are from last Sunday and today. If I had been on foot, there’d’ve been a whole lot more. I was lazy and used my iPhone. It is what it is and it adds a weird pink-ish, rainbow-ish chromatic aberration into a lot of photos. This phenomenon is particularly pronounced in the fog photos. In a weird kind of way I often like the aberration but it got a little cloying in these photos. Oh well. I do have a better camera and I could’ve dredged it out. The crane is by the Huron River at Delhi (*Del*-high), where they’re in the process of restoring the old Delhi bridge. Click here or on the top pic for last Sunday’s bitter cold, sunny weather. Click here or on the bottom pic for today’s dense fog.

Oh, and what’s in the forecast? Heavy rain, what else? Followed by more snow and I don’t even know what else. It’s winter and this is Michigan and if you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. Or is that six months? Whatever. Now, I wish we would *get* some of that heavy rain. It might help melt some of that boilerplate ice down at the bottom of the driveway.


One Response to “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes?”

  1. Margaret Says:

    We are finally snow=less and it feels good.