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Warmth Visits

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We are enjoying a welcome break from the harsh depths of the gripping cold that commanded all attention for the previous two weeks. Cyndie said snow and ice sliding off the roof throughout the day created startling noises that jostled sensibilities. Delilah would react with equally startling barks of her own in response.

Walking our trails in the winter, one clearly experiences the dramatic influence the snowpack exerts in holding the temperature down. Think: walking the frozen foods aisle in an otherwise comfortable grocery store. There is a noticeable chill. Walking our trails in the winter when the air temperature rises above freezing is like walking on a refrigerated carpet.

The cold radiates up from below, overcoming the natural order of cold air falling low.

The two pictures above were captured by Cyndie on Saturday as we drove to Pepin. The bottom one could almost be interpreted as being over water instead of the snow that was really there.

Or, maybe that just a reflection of my response to the visit of this February thaw.



Written by johnwhays

February 23, 2021 at 7:00 am

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  1. funny- we are also experiencing snow/ice sliding off the roof, and pets getting very startled by it!


    February 23, 2021 at 11:53 am

    • It’s hard explaining it to them in a way that would make sense to them.


      February 23, 2021 at 5:10 pm

  2. The bottom photo almost looks like a Van Gough painting!


    February 23, 2021 at 8:26 am

    • She’s got a knack for capturing fascinating images and an iPhone that serves well in contributing to her accomplishments.


      February 23, 2021 at 8:39 am

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