Slow drive south

We left Kitchener in the white light of a winter morning, thinking we were leaving winter behind–always with mixed feelings for me since I’m quite fond of winter, and especially the pale light of a winter morning, which conjures up quiet days of solitude.

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In fact, we weren’t leaving it behind quite yet. In less than an hour, travelling west toward the Windsor-Detroit border crossing, we found ourselves in heavy snow, sluggish traffic, poor visibility.

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It lasted about an hour and ended as abruptly as it began.

 

 

 

Drab midwest landscape from there on, with lots of evidence of the rust-belt effect–boarded up houses, abandonned motels.

Spectacular late afternoon sun and clouds near Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Snow flurries here in Marion, Indiana where we’ve stopped for the night. I expect by tomorrow we’ll have left all threat of snow behind.

 

 

A final note for today: thanks to both Trisha and Christa who simultaneously forwarded this link to me as a source of inspiration. Which it is. I had a moment of confusion when two virtually identical messages arrived in my inbox at precisely the same moment from two people a continent apart!   http://www.brainpickings.org/

This year, I am determined to figure out why my careful arrangement of text and photos never actually shows up that way in the final post. But not this evening!

 

 

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2 Responses to Slow drive south

  1. Janet Inksetter says:

    Hi Paula, I`m so glad to be getting your triptalks again. Glad you didn`t need a shovel in your trunk. Janet

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