Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Another round

This is the time of year when things start getting intense, meteorologically speaking. The Midwestern U.S. stands by while two behemoths have it out in a gigantic wrestling tournament. In this corner, cold Canadian air. In the other corner, warm moist air from the Gulf of Mexico. The titans lock in a struggle for dominance overhead. As they push each other back and forth, the weather swings from one extreme to another. Last weekend, I photographed scenes in Chicago in the relative comfort of near-70 degree temperatures. Twenty four hours from now there will be four inches of snow on the ground. It’s a thrill ride as temperatures swing back and forth.

Fortunately, I know which contestant will eventually win. Until then, it’s time to bundle up.

Squirrel track in new fallen snow. Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.


Update: Christian Carnival number 113 is up. A collection of some of the best Christian blogging from the past week is up at Light Along the Journey. Points of Light is featured among a number of thought-provoking posts. For the link-weary, John at LATJ has come up with a Bloglines solution for viewing the carnival.

6 comments:

PhilB said...

Hope that Spring arrives soon for you! There's still no sign of it here, although we haven't had snow. I've enjoyed the Chicago shots - sorry haven't got round to commenting! ;-)

Jack said...

Hi James,

Saw your squirrel print photo early this morning and no more than an hour later looked out our kitchen window and saw a string of prints passing within 20 ft of our house. I took a shot of one of them just for you and you can see it here:
http://jackphotographs.blogspot.com/

Snoo said...

Cool shot.
Loved all your chicago shots too.

James said...

Jack, I appreciate the photo. For some reason, Blogger is not allowing me to post a comment on your site - it keeps making me verify words even though I know I'm entering them correctly.

The snow is coming down pretty heavily now around Chicago. I hope to get out for some photos.

Jack said...

Sorry about the comment problem, James. Don't think there's anything I can do about it. Snoo posted to it okay so I'm not sure what's wrong.

Charlie said...

James, great place you got here! I wanted to thank you for your help with describing our music. I put a link to your blog on my other blog at BlankDay.

Thanks!
Charlie