Monday, December 15, 2008

Enjoying the Wind

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The photo above was taken on Friday (from my classroom) around lunchtime. I was hoping to get a good shot of the moon, but there was an icy haze diffusing most of the details. Still, this is a fair reflection of the amount of light we have at noon right now...when the weather is good.

The photo below, on the other hand, was taken around lunchtime today. Wind has been gusting for a couple of days, kicking up snow and forming drifts all over town.

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Here's a shot from around 4 p.m. today with gusts in the 50 mph range. School dismissed an hour early. A few parents picked their children up with snow machines or other personal vehicles. But, because we don't have a school bus driver at present, the bulk of our students did not have a ride and walking was not an option. So making sure everyone arrived home safely entailed driving small groups of students home in the maintenance truck. Thankfully, all was accomplished without anyone getting lost, stuck in a drift, or running off the road.

That's always a good thing.

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So now I'm headed home for the day and I'm kind of looking forward to getting out there. I actually like the wind. I like the way it feels to stand against something almost stronger than I am. And I enjoy the sounds of a storm raging outside while I'm cozily snuggled indoors. Tomorrow, as several people mentioned, will probably be calm and clear.

But, for now, I'm enjoying the wind.

6 comments:

Bryan said...

LOVE IT! And yes, I feel the same way about the wind. I grew up loving to sit in my room and watch the large pine trees outside sway when the spring winds would blow.

info@nhrcd.org said...

Great pictures Kimberlee! The snow and wind do look appealing if I could experience them for a couple of minutes and then snuggle up next to a warm fire. :) If I drive my motorbike in the shade of a tall building here in Ho Chi Minh City then it feels almost cool on my face too. (But I still sweat where my backside meets the seat!) Love Ya, April (

Floridacracker said...

Wow. What a different view of winter.
Neat shots.

Kimberlee said...

Bryan...
I thought you'd probably enjoy seeing all that snow! It's nice to hear from someone else who enjoys wind.
:)

April...
You mentioning a warm fire reminds me of how much I miss having a fireplace. With no trees, there's not much point. But snuggling certainly feels cozier next to a fire. I don't envy your weather at all. I'd rather thaw out my eyelashes than have to wring out my pants! :)

FC...
You're definitely right about that! When I view your blog, December still has a lot of green in it! Although I prefer the cold, no one makes the tropics (subtropics?) look as appealing as you do!

Thanks to each of you for stopping by and taking the time to say hello!

  said...

Hi, Kimberlee- try this teacher's blog:

Our Nature

Kimberlee said...

Thanks! I will. :)