March 3, 2020

Suddenly, as I'm working at my desk, tweaking this morning's sunrise photograph, a beautiful snowstorm sweeps in.

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We don't often get those picturesque big, fluffy flakes, and I'm delighted to see it all from my window.

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I would have loved to have it falling on me as I went out on my sunrise run, but the sun and I were too early for it:

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39 comments:

etbass said...

The snow is always much nicer when you don't have to show up for work or school.

tds said...

Ann, so you are the snow-thief. We had just one snowy day this winter in Warszawa. Now I know, where it all went

Beasts of England said...

Is that a Yoko Ono book on your desk?

SDaly said...

I hate it when I misread tweaking as twerking.

SDaly said...

Obligatory "I want my two dollars."

Big Mike said...

Beautiful, but only because Meade does the shoveling.

Ann Althouse said...

"Is that a Yoko Ono book on your desk?"

Yes. It's a great book!

Sample page (chosen for its theme that can relate to coronavirus precautions):

"MASK PIECE

"Wear a blank mask.
"Ask people to put in wrinkles, dimples,
"eyes, mouth, etc., as you go.

"1964 spring"

Ann Althouse said...

The snow will all melt soon. It's not cold. Going up into the 40s. So much better to have snow than rain. This could so easily have been rain.

Curious George said...

Toy dinosaur. Ha! And a lot of glass rings for someone with multiple coasters on her desk...

wendybar said...

I still have my May Pang book Loving John, from 1983. It was a good read. Didn't know Yoko has a book out.

clint said...

A bit east of you, it feels like Spring has sprung.

When I let the dogs out after dinner last night, I went outside with them and sat in the yard -- I haven't done that since November.

Tommy Duncan said...

Here in SE Minnesota the snow has been followed by clear skies and glorious spring sunshine.

Michael K said...

Rain in Tucson. The tail end of the storm front through CA last Sunday.

Jersey Fled said...

I think our big flakes are done for the year. Had some tiny ones last week for about 20 minutes. Going to be 61 today here near Philadelphia.

Rory said...

First robin spotted in Western Pennsylvania.

Laslo Spatula said...

There's no robot on the table.

Robot should be on the table.

I am Laslo.

Owen said...

Prof. A: I saw what you did there with the horizon line in your sunrise pic on the laptop, perfectly aligned with the larger picture. Creating a world within a world, a world of warm colors within one of cold greys, like a fire on a winter’s day. Very nice!

Char Char Binks said...

I wake up every morning expecting everyone to be dead from Covfefe-19. Tomorrow is another day.

stonethrower said...

Nice Hat.

traditionalguy said...

Think Snow!

Ann Althouse said...

Yoko's book was first published in 1964.

That was 2 years before she met John Lennon.

Again, it's a great book. I enjoy opening it up at random and reading a page.

Curious George said...

What's that at the very top and center of the photo?

rehajm said...

I'm headed for a run around Boston- in shorts...

Wince said...

Coincidentally, Britt Hume was also working at his desk, in front of his iPad, "tweaking this morning's sunrise".

Equipment Maintenance said...

I zoomed in on your computer a there's a tab for Sexy Vinyl Vixen.
Just kidding.

iowan2 said...

Weather moments like that are necessary for those of us that live with all the seasons. As a native, I grew up in the culture that values such events. Great big flakes, turning the landscape into a new white fresh world, for a few hours anyway, then the melt, slop and mess. Home and prepared for the blizzard. Watching a huge thunderstorm build as it approaches. Walking to get to truck across a freshly harvested field, with moonlight, droping temps, and a sky with more stars than usual. Have to savor those moment...to make it through February, the longest month on the calendar.

But you do have to live in the moment and enjoy.

ps, Brit Hume is being interviewed now. Not cancelled...yet.

FullMoon said...

Watched an episode of Unabomber. Brought to mind the kid that Obama,and others praised as being some kind of inspirational technical genius. Remember? He made what appeared to be a bomb by disassembling and old radio shack clock, or something.
And they call Trump dumb !
Obama praises Muslim boy detained for bringing homemade ...
Handcuffed for Making Clock, Ahmed Mohamed, 14, Wins Time ...
White House Says Texas Teen 'Failed' by Teachers

GRW3 said...

Is it beautiful because, being retired, you don't have to slog through it to get to UW to teach a law class?

Bill Peschel said...

Most of the snow missed us in Hershey. Two small falls, less than an inch.

In 2000, the year I moved up here, the Harrisburg area got hammered. A dozen inches in the evening. I had to drive across the Susquehanna then to my apartment and I couldn't see the road. No snowplows. So we drove and hoped not to run headon.

Later that night, they shut down the Interstates, and I had the weird pleasure of walking down I-83 outside the complex at 3 a.m. No road could be seen, like it was the end of the world. So peaceful and quiet.

Anyway, I'm sorry that we didn't get any big snowfalls here. Now that the news business escaped me, I love setting up my laptop on a table in front of the window and write and watch civilization disappear. While I have a cup of hot chocolate next to me and the furnace going, of course.

Ann Althouse said...

The sidewalk has already self-shoveled through meltage. The sun is out, the sky is blue...

Ann Althouse said...

"Nice Hat."

Thanks. That's my Borsalino fedora, bought in Austin many years ago.

I keep it on the desk because I wear it every day when the sun through the window messes with my eyesight as I try to read the screen.

Big Mike said...

What's that at the very top and center of the photo?

It’s the shrunken head of the last person who mocked her cruel neutrality.

Meade said...

"It’s the shrunken head of the last person who mocked her cruel neutrality."

His name is Wallace but I like to call him "Chuck."

Big Mike said...

@Meade, his name was Wallace.

Etienne said...

I like how the chair is perfectly positioned under the heavy branch which should have fallen 10 years ago...

I bet I know who sits there, and whose life insurance will pay off handsomely.

Milwaukie guy said...

While I don't miss shoveling the damn stuff, out here in the Willamette Valley, I sorely miss those gentle, flakey snow falls.

When they do happen, not yearly, they're mostly at night. Being older, I make a few trips to bathroom nightly. When I see it snowing, I move to the couch where I have windows on three sides and streetlights and stay up for hours.

I'm so jealous.

Milwaukie guy said...

And I got connected to Tina Trent so thanks for letting me really OT that café.

Milwaukie guy said...

I was trying to think of a term for how I feel during those gentle flakey snow and I think I've got it: enraptured.

What's also cool is the way they dampen sound.

veni vidi vici said...

Reminds me of the Bob Seger album, "Against the Wind". The album cover is all of these colors. Perfect, really.

My brother saw an indie docu film about some smalltown high school seniors once a few decades ago, in which over the course of the filmmakers' hanging out with the kids, one of the group of lifelong friends died. They played "Against the Wind" at his funeral, and my brother said it was one of those real, heavy moments - definitely one from the "things that can't be faked" file. Sort of like the song itself.