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Howling Winds, Revised

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2016 by urbannight

Thursday was so beautiful that we had windows opened up and I went to bed with my bedroom window left open. It became very windy during the night. In fact, the wind howled and whistled and sounded much like the blizzard we had a few weeks ago. The one I tried to drive to work in. I did not make it.

It was blowing very badly right into the windshield. Huge fat flakes that made visibility difficult. This area has a phenomenon called Thunder Snow. It is a snow storm with thunder and lightning. It is very pretty. The lightning reflects in the clouds and against the falling snow turning everything blue.

When it faded away, visibility was even worse. The power in the area went out.  Now I couldn’t even see the road more than a few feet in front of me.  I could see tire tracks so I just followed them and they got off on the next exit.  I went home.

(Now the day Thursday was beautiful but the night was terribly window.) I have not idea what that sentence was supposed to say.

Like I said, Thursday was lovely but the night was another story.  The wind was howling and whistling just like that blizzard.  The whistling kept waking me up.  Every time I closed my eyes and feel asleep I would see the snow blowing straight at my face.  It seemed so real that I had to get up and look outside.  It was very shocking NOT to see snow even though I knew it was supposed to be far to warm to snow.

We did have another beautiful day Friday, but I felt like it wasn’t right.  I felt sure that it had been snowing that it was really supposed to be cold.  It was such a strong and overpowering sensation that I simply could not adjust to the facts of reality once I was up and about.  It left me feeling off kilter and discombobulated all day long.

Sometimes it just doesn’t work…..

Posted in Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 29, 2012 by urbannight

The sun on the way to work.

The last two mornings had the most amazing view of the sun from the interstate. And it was a huge ball of fluorescent orange color. I figure it must have has something to do with the moisture in the air in the mornings. Or something as I really had no clue and it was to pretty to really care about the mechanics of it. Perhaps I don’t care is less about it being too pretty to analyze and more about me not being a morning person and researching it is too much science for me before 10:00 am.

But I had to drive the last two mornings and wasn’t able to try to get a shot. Today I was riding with my roommate and got my camera ready for ‘Photos while Driving’. Go figure, today would be the one morning with actual clouds. I missed a couple good shoots juggling the stuff he picked up at the drive through. Then I got a lot of really blurry ones. Pictures while moving at 65 miles per hour can do that. Then the sun was too far behind the clouds.

And the incredible red-orange fluorescent color didn’t really come out well on the camera. I’m bummed about that. But I’ll give it another try tomorrow. Maybe there won’t be as many clouds and I’ll get a good, open sky, photo of it.

I can only hope.

The Heat Wave is a Drain.

Posted in Life with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 2, 2012 by urbannight

Like, it’s such a drag.  Only instead, it is such a drain.  I hate heat waves.  I hate hot, humid air that sucks the breath from your lungs the instant you step outside.  It gives me upset stomach and headaches.  Although staying inside feels better, it is like my body still knows what is going on outside and I still feel under par.  Which is good in golf but not in life.

The result is a total failure to get things done, a constant desire to sleep, and difficulty staying focused.  I’ve a list of things I wanted to write about, but I just can’t get going or get motivated.  I hope the heat will break soon.  Then maybe I can multi-task again, and think more freely, and not feel like some strange, invisible, entity is sucking out all my life, vitality, energy, motivation, and, well, everything.

The Sun and Venus

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2012 by urbannight

Courtesy of Digital Blasphemy

 

There’s a little black spot on the sun today…