January 2009 finally is over and I’m glad to see it go. I checked some of my old records and as far as I can tell, it’s the first January in about ten years where I haven’t managed to squeeze in a round of golf. Thanks to the ever-changing Michigan weather, there always has been a snow-free day or two with temperatures in the 40s—and that’s good enough for me to get to Fox Hills, whose “Classic” course is open year ‘round.
Not so this year. The weather since December has been absolutely brutal—bone numbing cold and near-constant snow. I can’t remember when it was piled as high as it is on the sides of my driveway.
The first day of February was more promising. On Sunday, temperatures reached 43 degrees, and I went out for a while in just my shirt sleeves. With the sun out, it actually felt quite nice. Later in the day, I took my Subaru for a drive , turned down an unploughed country road (I take a perverse pleasure in driving that thing through untrackable wastes) and snapped this photo of the sunset over a snowy field.
(For those photobugs who care about such things, I used my Canon Rebel XSi, with a 18-55mm lens. (1/250 Av:10 ISO: 200). I thought I was shooting at a 100 iso, but the Exif tells me otherwise.)
Pretty. But I’m ready to see some green.