Tuesday, March 1, 2005

TAGS paths


Started the day that way, anyhow, by marching fresh tracks through the park.  The path was well-worn by the end of the day, as it usually is, but the first pass through a fresh several inches blanketing Syracuse and surrounds was a test, and by successfully managing it, I extended the oft-cited family lore about lonely uphill walks through the driving snow to get to school.

Bookmark and Share Posted by at March 1, 2005 8:47 PM to Orange

Ahhh, but were you barefoot? No? Wimp.

Posted by: collin at March 1, 2005 11:09 PM

Barefoot, no. But I did remove my gloves for thirty seconds to take the picture. That must rate right up there as far as toughness, determination, facing the blustery March weather head-on.

Posted by: Derek at March 2, 2005 8:30 AM

I'm always amazed by the blanketing effect of undisturbed snowfall. Even this little, fine, powdery stuff that manages to stack up to a foot or more in a day brings a delightful quiet to the world.

Posted by: Chris Geyer at March 2, 2005 9:02 AM

Yeah...at least I could tell where the path was, but I probably should've kept to the road. It was the deepest snow of the season and a good enough reason to drag the camera out.

Posted by: Derek at March 2, 2005 10:24 AM

I would rephrase Chris's "delightful quiet." I would say: "craze-inducing, traffic-impairing, curse-provoking unquiet."

But I'm just a little bitter.

Posted by: madeline at March 2, 2005 2:58 PM

You can always share your bitterness here, Madeline. Always welcome. I really don't feel the pains of the weather too much now that I walk to campus. Rain makes me more miserable than snow. But with the walking, there's far less crazy-making traffic and stress to endure. In KC, the weather wasn't much of a factor and I only drove a few miles to work. But in Detroit. Glad the days of commuting on 696 during snow squalls in Detroit are well behind me.

Posted by: Derek at March 2, 2005 4:53 PM