If you know anyone in this part of the world, you know we’re still not exactly making great strides with the whole spring thing. We are getting lots of sun, in terms of its time above the horizon (mostly behind the clouds, but who’s counting?), but that’s only because the sun is impervious to earthly weather vagaries.
We awoke to a fresh, albeit thin blanket of snow again today, but the cloudy skies eventually cleared, taking the accumulation as well. Even though it was only in the low 40s (6C), the sun felt warm on our post-work trek “around the block,” and I even took my coat off for the last half mile.
Back home, we did the dinner thing, marking three days in a row of the car staying parked in the garage. This is a big deal. We (me? I’m definitely a pusher) are perpetual house-leavers. I think it comes from working at home. That’s what I’m going with. Anyway, after all that staying super local and eating super healthy, it was time for a treat, so I packed up my camera for an ice cream-and-sunset on Torch Lake.
In addition to the mellow sunset – it was just nice to see a sunset – we discovered two new access points on Torch Lake. So you see, this is why we leave the house all the time: you never find new places if you stay at home 😉 Another pleasant find was the near-full moon rising over the trees in Alden. Since it’s been so cloudy, I hadn’t been keeping an eye on the moon, but there she was, keeping an eye on me.
To top it all off, there’s some geomagnetic activity headed our way, so we might even see aurora tonight. With that full moon, though, and some clouds blowing back in later, I’ll not hold my breath. I’ve already learned that lesson with spring 😉