We lost an hour last night. Now, the days are going to stay lighter, longer.
It all depends on how you look at it, doesn’t it?
Yesterday, the temperature was in the 50’s (F)! As a result, I was outside, walking around. That means … it’s photo time!
There’s still a lot of snow and ice, but — in these parts — when the warm weather appears, so do lots of people (and critters, too). Notice, at the bottom of the photo above — upside-down and incomplete — a certain word that has appeared in many posts here, over time. Here’s a clue: it’s an anagram of “post.”
I don’t know about you, but when the temperature is warm, I tend to freak, a little, when I see people walking on frozen water. Can you see those people, in the distance? If not, here’s a closer look:
Eeeek! Again, that was my automatic, initial feeling. But I let go of that, when I saw so many people doing that, without fear.
It was great to see critters, of different types and sizes, outside, on a beautiful day.
I want to tell you some things about the photo, above. I tried to capture the melting snow that was falling, constantly, off the top of the building in the foreground, but I couldn’t do that. Also, many years ago, on a beautiful, warm March day, somebody jumped off the building in the background. Whenever I see that building, I think about many things, including helplessness.
I saw more creatures, there, getting sustenance. Can you see them, too?
I knew I wanted to get a shot of that. I was dressed for the temperature (no coat and sneakers) but not for the snow and ice, so I was careful in my approach.
We saw those guys, after my son’s piano lesson, at a wonderful restaurant, The Madrona Tree.
This is what the snow looks like, right now, around here. As my son said, “It’s really frozen mud.”
I don’t know why people put anchors on the sides of houses. Maybe it’s a symbol of security. “This house is anchored, right here, no matter what the weather or how rough the seas.”
Later in the day, we saw this. If you look closely, perhaps you can see the words in her hair. I’ll tell you what I saw, right away: “Happy”(and there’s another word* there, too).
I appreciate the company (here and there) on yesterday’s walks.
Thanks to people for whom March is special, to those who venture out in this world (no matter how safe they feel), to critters of all sizes, shapes, and hues, and to you — of course! — for taking time here, today.
* The other word is “birthday.”