Friday, February 12, 2010

Thaw


It's interesting that during our double blizzard, people did not build snow citizens as they usually do, but instead, they created shelters, igloos and forts. Seems so right.

Brother Sun is so powerful, wow. He was out in full force yesterday, gazing down at all the snow. Also, the ambient temperature rose to almost 40 F, well above freezing. And the snow began to melt. I wasn't at work for very long, but the change in the altitude of the snow mountains was clearly visible when I walked across the street on my way home. Brother Sun, I salute you! Wow.


Melting snow and reflections on C Street SE by Eastern Market.

Before I went to work I took a nice walk down to Eastern Market. We human beings are so predictable - everyone was smiling, radiating his/her own version of sunlight. We can't help but dance in shamanic alignment with the weather; it's how we're wired.

Human exuberance was as palpable as the aqua dazzle which turned my mind to spring. My forecast is that spring will be extra wild after the cold, snowy winter. This is as it should be - a real winter followed by an extra crazy spring. All is right with the world. Amen.


Snow mountains at Eastern Market, a man drinking what I thought was milk, but the sharp-eyed NanU pointed out is really a Coke.

16 comments:

NanU said...

milk? is that not a can of a certain cola in his hand? Perhaps with the straw he's having some kind of mix.

Yes it does go quickly in the sun! We had a foot yesterday and I'm just hoping there's -something- left to play in tomorrow. It'll never make it to Sunday.

Here's to wild weather!

Reya Mellicker said...

You're right!

It was so bright out there. I saw white, but nope. It's a Coke. Duh!

willow said...

It's been extremely cold here, with no thaw in sight. Still snowed in, in Ohio. My personal plow guy arrives back in town tonight, thank God. The cabin fever, although I love my cabin, is beginning to set in!

John Hayes said...

Gosh, you folks really got snow--glad that it's melting & hope you're on to a beautiful mid-Atlantic spring before long.

Angela said...

North Germany is like Ohio.

The Pollinatrix said...

I grew up in Toronto, where we got lots of snow and everything stayed frozen all winter.

It's different here in New Mexico. We can get lots of snow, but it almost always melts pretty fast. That's mountain life - 40 degree shifts in temperature from morning to midday are not uncommon.

lakeviewer said...

Good, you're thawing and able to walk about. Your attitude is quite sunny under the circumstances.

Linda Sue said...

One good thing about the freezing weather and mountains of snow is that it lessens flea population in the summer- Always a silver lining!

Deborah said...

so glad you got some sun

love you so

Ronda Laveen said...

It is so wonderful the way just a little warmth and sunshine can change everyone's mood. God ol' Sol. He's trying to knock down that pile of white stuff for you.

Thanks for the great photo journalism of Snowage 2010.

And thanks to Linda Sue for reminding me flea season is near. Gotta get my herbal concoction out and rub down the fuzzers.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i am simply in awe

it is going to take weeks for all the snow to disappear even with a prolonged spell of above freezing temps and sun!

happy that the sun is out...be still my heart I now see a patch of blue here as well! I almost forgot the sky is blue...

Mrsupole said...

I am glad that the sun is shining and the snow is slowly disappearing.

The snow gods were having a lot of fun these past few weeks and are laughing at anyone who thinks they are done for the year. We are hoping the rain gods are still wanting to play for a few more months out here. Maybe the rain gods will visit there too. But if they do, would you please send them back out to us again. We really do appreciate them very much and are enjoying watching them play.

It is nice that you got your snow this year, maybe more than you wished for, but at least you got some. Maybe your snows for next winter be a little more moderate, and the snow gods will still be resting next winter.

God bless.

Mary Ellen said...

You sure got pummeled - we're probably going to keep our icy heaps for a few more weeks. Enjoy the great melt!

steven said...

reya i love the melting mysteries in the puddles under the mounds!!! sweet blur! steven

C.M. Jackson said...

when you are done with the thaw send it north so we can get to spring;-)

Karen said...

My wish for you & all my friends & loved ones on the east coast is that this stuff melts s-l-o-w-l-y !!