Tuesday, December 26, 2017


Boxing Day, crisp and cold

Here in Michigan, it is 3 degrees out, which is unusually cold. I love it-- the air is still and crisp, and it's fascinating to watch the lake freeze over, bit by bit, with little rivers running through the ice and birds standing on the new ice.

To me, it seems normal. When I was a kid, in the 1970's, this part of the world went through a "mini ice age," a series of very cold winters that provided lots of snow and cold. It was a great time to be a kid who loved sledding and skiing and walking through the snow.

I suspect this is an anomaly, not a return to those days. But for now, I am going sledding...

Like in NE Ohio, when the lake freezes over, the sky becomes clear on many days, and the moisture condenses on the tree limbs, so when the sun rises, everything sparkles. Missed that in the late 1990s when we were in Cleveland for law school -- no frozen lake, gray skies 28/30 days a month.
Hope you went to Vernier Hill.
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