Midwinter reverie

Midwinter reverie
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We are half way through meteorological winter!   Yesterday, I wore sneakers. Imagine, sneakers in January!  And hoodies instead of winter coats.  Fortunately for us in Chicago  area,  the winter so far has been mild--temperatures above freezing, and not too much snow.

In fact, parts of Texas have more snow totals than Chicago this winter. The latest storm that brought light snow overnight here, brought hurricane force winds to the Great Plains.  Yes, we have been blessed so far.

Now, we are counting the days to Inauguration Day.  Never has the peaceful transfer of power seemed so precarious.

Donald Trump is the only president in history to be impeached twice. The attempted coup did not succeed. People were killed, but it could have been so much worse! I think there is more to the story than we know now. For sure, the ones with guns and face paint were highly visible, but there are some in the crowd who have no faces, and didn't carry cell phones to take selfies.

The threat of  domestic terrorism isn't going away.  And the virus isn't going away.  This is our reality, now.

At least the weather has been quiet, here.

The days are getting longer, now. The buds on the branches are becoming more visible, along with the squirrel nests high up in the trees. I can hear the cheerful chirping of the sparrows.  And the waxing crescent moon last night was beautiful in the dark blue sky.


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  • This is just lovely, my friend. "Reverie" is related to the French word for "dream," and you're sending me off to sleep with calming weather pictures to lead to beautiful dreams. Many thanks!

  • In reply to Margaret H. Laing:

    I'm so glad you enjoyed this reverie. Thank you for your wonderful comment!

  • WG, I see the same around here on Leclaire Avenue in Oak Lawn. I saw the moon, too. It was a delicious sight. Here's hoping the mild weather lasts a little longer, and then a little longer, ................till Spring is here.

  • In reply to Aquinas wired:

    Thank you, AW! So happy to share the moon and this weather with you. Maybe we'll have an early spring!

  • good post

  • Weather conditions are changing and we do not have time to draw new climatic maps. I recently read a selection of educational texts https://studymoose.com/weather about weather conditions and the human impact on climate. These are interesting texts that will help you understand that our life is a mirror of weather and climate.

  • In reply to lafnian1990:

    Thank you so much for reading. Thank you for the link, too. Oh yes, our life is a mirror of weather and climate!

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