Posts Tagged With: Weather

TINY TINSEL STAR

 

“Popularity – a piece of faded tinsel, that is out of date.”

 

~ Victor Hugo ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2020.


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BLITHE SPIRIT

 

“Passion is universal humanity.
Without it religion, history,
romance and art would be useless.”

 

~ Honoré de Balzac ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2019.


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WINTER’S WEB

 

“Spring, summer, and fall fill us with hope;
winter alone reminds us of the human condition.”

 

~ Mignon McLaughlin ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in December 2016.


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TREE FEATHERED SLOPES

 

“Acts of creation are ordinarily reserved for gods and poets.
To plant a pine, one need only own a shovel.”

 

~ Aldo Leopold ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in March 2017.


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STORMY WEATHER

 

“I love your lips when they’re wet with wine
and red with wicked desire.”

 

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in December 2018.


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POURING PARIS RAIN

 

“The rain’s very important.
That’s when Paris smells its sweetest.
It’s the damp chestnut trees.”

 

~ Audrey Hepburn ~

 

Digitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in Paris in April 2008.


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BEWARE

 

“Time crumbles things; everything grows old under the power of Time
and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.”
 
~ Aristotle ~

 

000-bewareDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in November 2010.


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IT MATTERS NOT WHAT

 

“I love Paris in the springtime.
I love Paris in the fall.
I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles,
I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles.”

 

~ Cole Porter ~

 

000-it-matters-not-whatDigitally enhanced image created from an original photo taken in the Passage du Grand Cerf in Paris in September 2016.


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TALKING WEATHER BLUES

 

DENIAL WILL NOT ENDEAR YOU TO YOUR DESCENDANTS

 

Stormy gray skies greeted me as I left my acupuncture appointment late this afternoon. The trees waved their long bony fingers in rhythm with the gusts of wind as the clouds swam in swift ribbons overhead. Down along the river the quick brown murky water was rising as the weekend’s precipitation filtered down from the mountains, pushing the streams and tributaries over their banks in a swirling foaming cascade. More rain sat in the distance on the horizon. You could feel it approaching. The temperature has been like two kids on a seesaw, up, down, up, down, up, down, but altogether much too warm for this time of year.

Today was very mild, spring-like, with temperatures around 12° Celsius (53.6° Fahrenheit). I mean, damn, it’s the middle of January, I’m in a European country and in the city where I work, the parallel 50° north runs right through the center of town. It’s not supposed to be that warm here in the winter. We haven’t had a normal winter in this area for years. The other day I was reading that last year was the warmest year here since they began keeping records. The average temperature reading in 2014 was 10.3° Celsius (50.5° Fahrenheit), the highest average temperature of any year since they began keeping those meteorological records in 1881. I have lived here for over 30 years and I have never seen the weather as unstable and extreme as it is now. We have been belted by one low pressure system after another with hurricane strength winds, with warmer high pressure systems slipping in between, now for the last few weeks. Think what you will, it’s simply not normal. I’m afraid all those folks wearing those little pointed tin foil hats and denying global climate change are going to have their children and grandchildren spitting on their graves in disgust…

000 Dark CloudsPhoto taken in 2009.


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