Saturday, January 2, 2010

Night of The Hawk





January is always our coldest month. December can be bad, but January can really hold on, and it might be part mental, as it starts staying lighter a bit later in the day. Sometimes we can thank Lake Michigan. Yes, tonight we have the Hawk, our own weather term for wind off the lake, but at the same time, the Michigan-Indiana border is getting two feet of snow. With wind chills, we will be below zero until Tuesday, and if the sun is out it really isn't that big a deal. If the others show up, I'll go to the readings Monday, and I'll post on stuff like how soon my fingers lose feeling and the sound of midnight emptiness.

3 comments:

G. W. Ferguson said...

The first picture says it all-- I'm piling on extra blankets just from looking at your frozen beard.

I should stop bitchin' about 26 deg. temps.

Charles Gramlich said...

In Arkansas, January was always the worst. Down here it often is but you never know. We have such strange weather in the winter. try to stay warm.

HemlockMan said...

Yeah, that first photo makes you look totally miserable. The grand stoic.

I like cold weather. But of course as a Southerner the term "cold" is relative.