Wednesday, February 10, 2010

If you don't like the weather in Detroit . . .




. . . wait 5 minutes and it will change. The second picture was actually taken about ten minutes after the first and looking approximately in the same direction from a few feet away. In the second picture, it was snowing like mad but windy enough to blur it so you can't see the falling snow.

Schools were closed today--it snowed all day yesterday. GB (formerly PB) was delighted. (PB quit taking piano lessons and is now taking guitar lessons).

I am sorry I am still having computer problems. I'm in the process of solving them but it's taking longer than I expected.

Also here is a quick pencil sketch I made of myself in the car looking in the tiny mirror behind the visor. (NO, B, I wasn't driving, I was riding shotgun!) The reason I look so starey and bug-eyed I think is because I was looking in that little mirror so hard to try and see myself in the speeding, bouncing car. The sketch is actually a little bigger, but it wouldn't fit all on the scanner. Click image to view it a little larger.

6 comments:

Jacob said...

Ugh! What awful weather. And I heard that the east is getting clobbered again today!

Love the sketch, though...maybe you were just afraid you'd run into a snowbank?

christina Klas said...

that's what we usually say about Western Washington Weather.... however I think the east coast took our winter and left us with mild temps. Not warm not cold. I think these shots are beautiful! But then again, I don't have to live in it. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks so much Jacon and Christina.

Yeah, we used to say that about the weather in Syracuse when we lived there. It's very changeable in Detroit due to the lakes.

We got plenty of snow and school was closed.

Mason Canyon said...

The photos are awesome. It's amazing how fast the weather can change. The sketch is beautiful.

Marie said...

The photos are very beautiful but it looks so cold up there!!!!!!!! It is sunny but cold in Montpellier. Our cold, or our feeling the cold, is very relative, of course. I love the sketch. I would like to be able to draw as beautifully as you do!

merrytait said...

Thanks so much Mason and Marie!!!

marie, make me a picture.!

Mason, thanks for you kind words! LOL!