Sunday, December 16, 2007

The End of the Storm



Perhaps the unrelenting Cleveland-style overcast has finally cleared. Brother Wind started howling late in the day, ripping the thick layer of cloud to shreds. It can't have been easy to break the choke hold that the heavy stratus has had on our usually sunny landscape. Thanks Brother Wind!

By sundown all that remained of the clipper were some pretty, pink-flecked clouds that, even as I watched, pulled themselves apart and disappeared, revealing the first quarter moon and even a couple of stars. Nice!

I love weather, but any condition that persists for more than a few days begins to get on my nerves. Fortunately, here in the U.S. midatlantic, just south of the Mason-Dixon line, the weather changes every three days, year round - except - when it doesn't, like this past week. DC's moody weather is one of the main reasons I'm grateful to have landed here in this crazy powerful wounded beautiful city.

A toast to the weather gods, you great thespians. To the Eternal Blue Sky, a deep bow. Gasshos all around, too, for Grandfather Sun, so old now. Onwards and upwards to solstice. I am ready!

6 comments:

Barbara said...

The dogs look just like Maggie and Rex, our two beautiful viszlas, who liked to run away to play in the middle of I-395, never getting as much as a scratch and who terrorized our children to the point where we had to give them away to a German lady on a farm in Culpeper. My guess is they lasted about 2 days there and then split once again. They are truly regal, once belonging to Hungarian royalty.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow, how cool. I replaced the pic but I'll post it again, just because they're regal!

Gary said...

As I read this brother wind is making quite a showing outside my window - howling and tearing through the night. It is very peaceful to thing about going safely to bed when such drama in right outside my window.

Lynne said...

hmmm .... no sun here! Yesterday gave us sleet, a few snow flurries, even some rain before it changed to ice pellets. The wind roared throughout the night and is still going, leaving us this a.m. with a wind chill of 9 F. BRRR!

Glad your skies have cleared!

kimy said...

I'd say some one is prepared for some heavy duty snow - the snow fences are up and ready! glad the skies have cleared - wonder when we will see blue again?

lovely clouds.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

snow fence+chainlink - perhaps a Melitta coffee filter might be useful too ( for the smaller particles)...