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.


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:

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.