I was sitting at my desk this morning wondering why it was so hard to read my monitor. Turns out I’ve forgotten how bright SUNLIGHT is!
Yes, actual sunlight. In Michigan. In January.
I KNOW! I was shocked too!
So I bundled up and headed out to Aman Park in Standale for some back-to-nature photography and a good long walk in the sun.
I was surprised how much green there was. Granted, the snow has all melted in our little mini heat wave this week, but I thought everything would be dormant, brown, and dead-looking. Not so! First off, there was a great deal of moss. Everywhere. There was also a lot of more or less green grass, and the odd plant or two trying desperately to poke through the carpet of dead leaves and soak up some much-needed radiation.
It was all good. I’d probably still be out there now if I hadn’t split my pants crawling (literally) over a log that had fallen across Trail B. That’s a humbling experience, let me tell ya! And a drafty one…
I’m glad I got out of the house today. The National Weather Service is predicting… well, in a word, CRAP through next Wednesday.
Remember, the next time you see the sun, run for it!