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Spring Break

Every year I mention that when WMU load balanced the days off between the Fall and "Spring", i.e. Winter, Semesters, they moved Spirit Day from the Friday before Homecoming to the Friday before Spring Break. Thus we celebrate our university's school spirit by... leaving.

This semester I've been giving exams and quizzes on Fridays, but with Spirit Day on Friday, Exam 2 was given in both classes on Thursday. To my great relief, the weather held off on Thursday, so nearly everyone got to the exam. And with a beautiful day on Friday, people were able to start their Spring Break without dire weather, too.

GVSU is also on Spring Break this week, so Mrs. Dr. Phil is filling in some vacation days so we can goof off together.

Another Swing and a Miss

Two Sundays ago I shot this little hut in the snow (DW), but only after I did my errands and I lost the sharp shadows of the sun and the blue sky. Last Sunday I had to run out again -- and didn't take a camera. Durn it! Not only was the blue sky and sharp shadows there, but if I'd been in position with the 70-300mm mounted, I might have caught two snowmobiles carving out the path around the hut. Missed it.

To add insult to injury, I did take a camera with me on Saturday, but a week of rain, freezing rain, snow, temps in the 40s, lots of rain and then sun had the snowmobile tracks just a faint shadow of their former neat lines in the snow. I did take a couple of pictures, but they're on "film" from the Nikon F4s and being developed.

Meanwhile, I used the little Sony a couple of times and managed to get a few pics this last week:

Winter Storm Rocky arrives just north of Allendale on my way home Tuesday. (Click on photo for larger.)
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These next shots on Wilson Avenue Wednesday are reminiscent of the shots from Friday the 13th 2012 (DW).

Our driveway was heavy thick mush, and I had a helluva time getting in and out of the turnaround just to be able to GO down the driveway. By the time I cleared Ottawa County on Wednesday morning, it was pretty much full speed on the highways. But the flocking on the trees along Wilson Avenue was certainly pretty. (Click on photo for larger.)
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Another shot. (Click on photo for larger.)
©2013 Dr. Philip Edward Kaldon (All Rights Reserved)

Monday is supposed to be lovely, but Tuesday the next storm looks to clip up with 6" of wet heavy snow. We're going to be working at home on Tuesday, methinks. (grin)

Dr. Phil
Tags: driving, photos, west michigan, winter

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