Friday, February 22, 2008

Anticlimactic Weather



In spite of threats from the weather people and, well, the sky itself, the big storm we were promised failed to develop here in DC. There was just enough icy rain to make the north facing sides of the street slippery.

When storms bring just a little rain, it's always a disappointment. It gets so gray and gloomy, you expect a lot of water. But then the sky just spits. It's so annoying. But there are benefits, too, like the cool marblized rainbows on the street, an alchemy of just a sip of muddy water stirred with automobile drippings.

As someone who no longer owns a car, though ... I'm grateful not to have to navigate through accumulated frozen precipitation. God. Am I becoming a southerner?

Happy weekend, ya'all.

6 comments:

Lynne said...

Sorry your part of "the storm" was non-productive. We, on the opposite hand, had snow all day long with about 7 inches of fluffy white stuff. For once, the weather followed through on its promise.

Loving the last pic even tho I know it's not from something, shall we say, is not exactly eco-friendly.

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

beautiful, beautiful sky and branches. (the gorgeous street rainbow reminds me of our youngest son, looking up at Northern lights in the sky in Canada and saying: "oh look - pollution")
best

Barbara said...

You DO live in the South! When in Rome, you know...

Professor Montblanc said...

your rainbow, it is so beautiful and so down to earth. remarkable.

Steve said...

Terrific rainbow pic. Talk about finding beauty in the everyday! :)

We got lots of snow, but when I went out this morning, a lot of it had melted.

Squirrel said...

icy days are good days to throw some pieces of almond cookies outside.