Feeling winter? The weather in Albuquerque is still that beautiful autumn weather those of us who live here love so much. But, a change – hopefully brief – is coming. You know, the cold wind and significant drop in temperature. We know we are very lucky here. Even in the midst of true Winter, we will have sunny and often warm days. But I tend to turn inward in winter. I can feel winter coming.
Others’ Thoughts on Feeling Winter
“October extinguished itself in a rush of howling winds and driving rain and November arrived, cold as frozen iron, with hard frosts every morning and icy drafts that bit at exposed hands and faces.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
“But if I was still alive, I’d have a damned fine day despite the rain, despite the depression, think of something you like doing and do it!…As for me, if I was still alive, I’d have a great cup of coffee, a nice breakfast, then I’d take a drive, walk around, smoke a cigar, eye the pretty ladies…hmmm, nice lunch, yes sir! Read a good book and listen to music, maybe hang out with friends, watch some baseball on TV, love good conversation…and maybe end the night with a little romance. You know what I mean? Live, live everyday, every night, then when you get over here on the ghosty side, you’ll say like me, hey, I did pretty damned good. I hardly moped around at all. I enjoyed my precious human life to the full! Yes sir, I sucked the marrow outta them ribs! ~ Jim Stallings, If I Was Still Alive
For me, I have stockpiled what seem like endless photographs I can edit, maybe composite, play with through the cold and dark days of winter. And before Winter truly sets in, I have more photography to get done.
Finally, make the most of your day!
6 Replies to “Feeling Winter”
Susan – beautiful image and sentiments. And Happy Birthday!!!
Hi, Anita. Thank you!!! 🙂 And, thanks for dropping by today!
We have a frosty morning with the cranes flying over. It’s feeling like winter is on its way.
Hi, Tim. It really does feel like winter is so close. I keep turning the heater up this morning, something I really try not to do. Knowing the cranes are here, however, makes me realize there are many things about winter along the Middle Rio Grande truly worth enjoying! (But I can’t help thinking about how warm Tucson is in the winter… 🙂 ))))))) )
We had your brush with winter yesterday in Colorado. At one point, it was 45 degrees colder than on Wednesday. Today is our recovery day for what is forecasted to be a splendid late fall weekend, and just in time for a rather cold start to next week. But, the weather rollercoaster, from now through late spring, is the best ride around. 🙂
Hi, David. Thanks for dropping by! We have stayed sunny, although the temps did drop. Today (Saturday) is a little nippy, but tomorrow is supposed to once again be beautiful. You and I are fortunate to live in places where the winter weather is a roller coaster rather than a straight down ride! 🙂 ))))))) Nice to see you!
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