Thursday, February 26, 2009
Don't you just love seeing pictures like this one when it is -30C outside? For those of you who are from locations much further south, -30C is like freakin' cold! Think, "The Arctic with Frost Bite". I knew that colder weather was yet to come (the trees told me so the other day when I arrived at work). So I made sure that the following morning I was able to get to the local art gallery and stroll through the solarium. I took a camera, of course, because at this time of year I find nature in bloom to be completely inspiring. This is just a small part of what I was able to capture.
This morning as I rode down the elevator to the parkade, a young man who also lives in the building got on the elevator and was going down to his level in the parkade as well. He was wearing a hoodie. Blue jeans and a hoodie!!! I smiled at him and said, "It's very cold out today." He laughed and said, "Ya, I guess that it is, after all, still winter." I agreed and said that if it continues into next week I was going to have to report it to the authorities. He laughed, not knowing just how serious I, as a shaman, was being. It made for some good chit chat though. I got off on my level of the parkade and started my car, unplugged it, of course, and began driving the spiralling 1/2 k down the parkade. On my way down I saw him backing his car out of its parking stall, still only wearing a hoodie. Ahh, to be young and blissfully ignorant! I hope that he makes it to his destination alright and doesn't have a break down in his battered up junker.
So now here I am in my warm office and with my favorite computer in the whole wide world, entering this and gazing at the beautiful photo of the tulips in bloom...... I can hardly wait for Spring to finally get here!