Friday, February 17, 2006

Storm-Washed

The big ice/snow/slush storm we were supposed to get last night?

It was all rain and wind. Lots of wind. Very loud wind.

But nothing was damaged when I went out this morning. (I was worried; my apartment building seems a little fragile.) A curbside recycling bin from parts unknown had blown into the parking lot, but that was the extent of the wind’s mischief, as far as I could tell.

Better still, though, was the sky.

Blue.

Beautiful, soft, pale, clear blue, with just a few fluffy clouds here and there that emphasized the sky’s beauty rather than detracted from it. The clouds were all shot through with gold from the new-risen sun, and the pale waning moon faded slowly into its daytime sleep far away to the west.

In spite of the cold, in spite of the fact that winter still has weeks to go, that was a springtime sky we had this morning. The morning after a storm, the entire world seems washed clean and renewed, shining in glory.

It’s the sort of morning when any amazing thing might happen.

10 comments:

martie said...

So, you missed out on it too, huh? Glad to hear you were also spared. My sister-in-law lives up near Big Rapids and they got dumped on according to her report. We were under a Tornado Watch last night....in February! Crazy weather!

naive-no-more said...

Any amazing thing like a 50 degree temperature drop. Do you know tomorrow is only supposed to be 8 degrees? It was 60 in Kalamazoo yesterday. Strange!

Tirithien said...

Beatiful. :-)

We went from 60 down to 15 today. Brrr.

naneth said...

Nice.

What you wrote, I mean. Not the temperature.

clew said...

Very nice! Love the picture. We got the crazy winds here too - The house creaked and moaned all night.

It's been bitter ever since ... but the Angel of Spring will be here soon. Can't you just smell the worms?

Sensual Demoness said...

Very descriptive. It almost makes winter seem pleasant!

Bougie Black Boy said...

you know what--this would be a great teaser for a story....

Bainwen Gilrana said...

Now that you mention it... I can just picture reading this, then closing the black book and giving an intro, reopening the black book and going into the rest of the story!

Bougie Black Boy said...

yeah--by that, I mean, you love to tease us... we want more. Your writing is so... so... uh... hypnotic.

I think we're under your spell

Bainwen Gilrana said...

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I have no idea where we're going, because I lost the map, but follow me anyway. ;-)