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!