Into the time musheen

I don’t think Old Man winter is done throwing snowballs at us yet but we have had some decent weather lately. But then there was the year (2012) The Commander died.

This photoooo is NOT from this year. This photoooo is from MARCH 2012! An interesting month during which the temperatures on the Planet Ann Arbor rose into the *90s* (yes really) and stayed there for a couple or three weeks. Our flowering trees flowered. That doesn’t usually happen until late April or May. Of course the other thing that happened in 2012 is that *after* all the trees flowered, April brought some freezes. That didn’t matter too much for our city’s ornamental trees but it wreaked havoc on state-wide cherry and apple crops et al.

Then there was the Dexter Tornado. I got on the freeway one hot afternoon, heading home from Cubelandia. The clouds looked a little threatening like maybe a bit of rain. As I approached the Jackson exit, the sky was BLACK to the west of me. Hmmm… I can still remember seeing a small plane in the air and hoping that the pilot was on his way back to the Planet Ann Arbor airport.

As fugly as the weather looked, I wasn’t thinking TORNADO until I got home. I was puttering around in the Landfill Chitchen when the GG texted me “TORNADO?” What? And then I think I heard sirens. The tornado was confined to the Dexter area but we got a good enough storm to make all the birds go silent. You don’t realize the birds are silent until they start up again.

2012 was a year of magical thinking for me and I remember thinking that The Comm had somehow arranged for us Michiganders to have a nice warm spring. Although 90 is a little bit “warmer” than we normally want in MARCH so maybe she was messing with me a bit.

Orange ya glad I didn’t talk about polly-ticks tonight? My driver’s license is in my jacket pocket so I have it when walk over at 0-skunk-30 tomorrow to vote for B or B and I WILL wash my hands THOROUGHLY when I get home. Love y’all, KW

2 Responses to “Into the time musheen”

  1. l4827 Says:

    Ah, yes, I too have fond memories of the Dexter 2012 tornado. Peering between my parted feet towards the wall mounted tv in my hospital surgical recovery bed, I was able to watch the (4-6?) continuous hours of news stories. The previous day’s surgical events not withstanding.

  2. Margaret Says:

    That is very warm for March, and I do love those flowers.