Wednesday, January 29, 2014

When It Was Pretty

Indy's first major snowfall of the year 
brought chilling temperatures the region 
hadn't encountered for many years, 
effectively closing down the city 
for all but essential services.
After the storm passed, there was some 
relief for the people of the community, then, 
a couple days ago, another wave 
of cold air swept into the area,
with wind chills of about -40 degrees.

Temperatures now are rising, creating the feeling
of a heat wave. Woo hoo! It's a torrid 16 degrees F
outside as I type this. While another snowfall is forecast 
for a couple days from now, I've missed 
my swimming sessions and will return 
to the pool later this afternoon.
For me, the cold has been an inconvenience
while for many others it has been a real
danger. So many have had their furnaces fail
while others have no furnace at all.
As I dress this afternoon, I will keep this in mind.
I am merely cold, while others are
literally freezing.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

We have had a more moderate day today than yesterday, but that's relative. It'll plummet again soon enough as it is.

Good shot!