Sunday, February 12, 2012
Winter Riding Miscalculation
Fourteen degrees and windy this morning when Junior and I made our way up the street to play ball. It was one of those mornings when even a dog pauses to consider the weather. I carefully inspected the street surface trying to differentiate how much loose dry snow on top of bare pavement was blowing around versus more tricky ice and adhering snow.
While Junior periodically chased the ball and then hunkered down in the snow I collected pertinent data and made a few riding calculations.
1. It's cold.
2. It's really cold.
3. It's damn cold.
4. The road is bad.
After careful consideration of all the facts I decided to drive the minivan into town for my 3 Prints Project meeting.
Or, 1+2+3+4=Honda Minivan.
As soon as I got on the main road I realized I had made a miscalculation. The roads weren't bad. Almost dry in fact. Though it still was cold. I was glad I miscalculated.
When I looked at this picture I thought Gordon appeared to be hesitant to face the music inside Saint's Cafe. He showed up with digital prints. I showed up with no prints. I can't be sure if I even want to make anymore prints. We've been discussing a show but it all just makes me tired. And I still have to fix the mixing valve in the darkroom.
Another Sunday morning sans riding. I'm hoping for warmer weather. I've grown weary of the winter struggle. At least for today.