Weather

March 15, 2015

2 red boats at dock with houses in the background

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

This has been a winter for the record books in many parts of the country.  Locally, we may have turned the corner toward spring as the temperatures are (generally) warmer, which makes for nice walking…

2 red boats at dock with houses in the background in a rainstorm

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

…except when it is pouring rain.  The only difference between the two photographs is the driving rain that fell throughout the following day.

Weather always provides a subjective experience.  The enormous amounts of snow that fell this winter were a financial boon to ski resorts and to folks who participate in winter sports.  Those who had to move the snow to get to work or even out of the house may not have enjoyed it so much.  I, for one, did not.

And then there is the battering and loss of life in Vanuatu, which was hammered by Cyclone Pam.  (This is another report.)  It is something to think that the calm tranquility depicted in the first photograph was occurring at relatively the same time as the storm in Vanuatu-the difference being that Vanuatu is on the other side of the world.  The islands in that immediate vicinity were also devastated by this Category 5 (the highest possible-think Hurricane Katrina) storm.  This is weather on another scale altogether.

Such an event also brings to mind the relativity of resources that can be brought to bear under these kinds of circumstances.  As described in this report, Vanuatu’s economy is based on the types of activities that such a storm quite handily devastates, which highlights the need for international aid and support.  Please consider assisting in any way possible.

Take care.

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