Spring update

Squirrel! (Mar 22 3:16 p.m.)

I keep forgetting it’s spring.  It’s supposed to be the season that follows winter, the way the animals are out— the squirrels running about, hopping onto… snow banks.  Last Wednesday was incredibly windy.  I remember the car being pushed around.  I couldn’t be out walking in the park for long since the wind chill was freezing my face; I more jogged than walked that day.  It was also the day London was attacked… I’ll let the news reports speak for that.  Suffice it to say, Wednesday kind of sucked for many.

(Mar 27 11:46 a.m.)

As for today, it is raining.  And for that, it’s a good thing my mother bought me new shoes, recently, despite the fact that she did so against my wishes (I was there, saying ‘no’ repeatedly) and the fact that they don’t fit.  It’s days like this that test how waterproof said shoes are.  (Sigh, and boy, over $40 bucks of labor to be walked through mud repeatedly with my daily walk…)

(Mar 27 2:53 p.m.)

It shows that the rain has let up that there were mini-lakes when I went out just before noon for the first sixteen passes of my walk… and to find “junk” mail.  The above image had a large stream; now you can only see the effects of the water. (…And in trying to find a good word for said affects in the sand, I stumbled upon this article.  (Yeah, make our streams and waterways “great” again by allowing the dying coal industry to pollute them.  The ignorance is strong with this one.))

But instead of getting into politics… even though government tends to make or allow things to get worse no matter the stripes or colors… I will now reveal some of the fruits of my photography labor by documenting the progression of spring so far, starting with that Wednesday (before venturing to the library and the park).

(Mar 22 11:45 a.m.)
(Mar 23 4:23 p.m.)
(Mar 24 11:30 a.m.)

It snowed Friday.

(Mar 24 4:25 p.m.)
(Mar 24 1:44 p.m.)

And soon, the fresh snow began to melt away.

(Mar 25 1:27 p.m.)
(Mar 26 12:15 p.m.)

And back to today.  Here’s some proof of the mini-lake I mentioned.

(Mar 27 12:01 p.m.)

You have to look closely to see the fact that rain droplets were hitting the mini-lake.  It’s a two-dimensional image, after all.  Today, however, presented an opportunity to document the falling rain and water impacts by video-recording it high-speed with the Camera app’s “Slo-Mo” setting, just as I did with the falling snow Friday.  Click here to see a 60fps version of the video I took of the rain hitting the path to the back of the house.

Puddles ’n’ mud. (Mar 27 2:52 p.m.)

Well, that’s it for now.  Progress has been slow overall.  I’ve been trying to write about why that is, but it’s been a struggle.  Until next time…

Keep your Secret to yourself. (Mar 26 2:18 p.m.)

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