Wednesday, January 14, 2009

What Madness?

Much of Ohio is under a winter weather advisory, and here we are expecting 2-4 inches of snow, single digit temperatures and I believe the wind is supposed to kick in later. It's not pretty--see how dark the photo is above? It was taken this morning well after daybreak!
To my mind this winter weather is gloomy and vaguely threatening. I just saw my daughter drive off to the classes she takes at the university branch campus. She was apprehensive about driving in this, as am I, but soon I will get in my little car and head off to the Library. People must have something to read in weather like this, after all.
Sometimes people remind me of ants. When I was a child I used to lay on my belly in the grass and study the mad scurry of ants in their relentless search for food. I think of this image quite often as I follow the flow of traffic to town for work and shopping. Unlike ants, however, our busyness continues even in the snow. What madness is this?
The thought that cheers me along is the knowing that, at the end of the day, there will be a steaming bowl of chili to eat, warm slippers for my feet, and a good novel to spirit me off to a faraway place and time. Gloom Photo by JulenaJo.


  1. I will gloat: Bright sunny skies, 65 degrees, green lawns everywhere, and the hawks are out flying today.

    That what it is like to live in the Sierra foothills, Julena.

    Paradise! (until summer when we'll be sweating in 110 degree heat for weeks on end).


  2. I will remember you jeff, in midsummer on the coast of New Brunswick canada when it's 75F and perfect! But (sigh) this is another 2 fire night coming up with bitter cold settling in for at least three days. Enjoy your read Jo, the best escape is a good book. My own denial lately is sewing garden aprons...