Wednesday, January 09, 2008

A Very Blustery Day, Indeed

As I was driving to work this morning, the local NPR station host admonished listeners to stay tuned for school announcements. Initially I thought it must be a mistake, a canned winter time blurb, but I was wrong. Most of the districts in the area were delayed an hour or two, because of high winds. What? Who ever heard of such a thing? I swear that never happened when I was a student. I was making all sorts of pathetic little jokes in my head about kindergartners blowing away. Given that it was 50 degrees and sunny, it seemed a little silly.

I arrived downtown and got the last spot on the 5th floor of the parking garage. After descending the dizzying staircase, I emerged onto the street to a breathtaking rainbow. How I wished I had my camera with me! It wasn't until I'd crossed the street that I realized I did have the camera, tucked into my backpack to be downloaded, along with my field vest and and other assorted gear left over from a local endangered species habitat assessment yesterday afternoon.


I tossed my clipboard and lunch on the sidewalk, dug the camera out of my backpack, and started firing away, collecting some damn convincing evidence that one should always have a camera on their person. My hair blew into a rat's nest, and my hearty lunch of homemade macaroni & cheese, a can of soda, and sugar snap peas practically blew away, but I started the work day in fine spirits. Happy Windsday to all!

7 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! What a wonderful post. Happy Windsday to you too, what a nice shot, so glad you had your camera. Rainbows are always nice, but so much the nicer to capture one!

Nadine said...

Lovely! I didn't see anything so pretty on my drive to work. Oh wait, it was still dark.

Keith said...

I enjoyed your prose style and was sucked into the excitement of the moment.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

What a super shot! YAY!

Electronic Goose said...

Great shot! I'm glad you didn't blow away with your snap peas and nearby kindergarteners.

Aliki2006 said...

That's one of the most vivid and amazing rainbows I've ever seen!

Casey said...

Beautiful!