Posts Tagged ‘Illinois’

The Winter that Wouldn’t End (but did)

Ice and Snow

In Illinois (and other places too), this has been a tough winter, in fact the 9th coldest on record. Besides the cold, there has been a lot of snow and ice as well.

But you don’t need some government climate report to tell you its bad when there is snow on the ground, then the river floods, then the river freezes, and then the river goes back down and freezes again. This is what I’ve tried to capture with the photo above.

Fortunately, despite getting a brief snow dusting 14 April, I think spring might be sneaking it’s way in.

Twenty-Three Hundred East

Twenty-Three Hundred East

I took this last summer in Central Illinois. Right now in Michigan, it is 19° without windchill, it took me 15 minutes to dig my way into the garage after work, and I’m cold. So I decided to post a picture that reminds me of a time in the not so distant past when the sun was warm, the grass was green, and birds sang merrily in the trees.