Saturday, December 7, 2019

Sunrise Over a Snowy Scene

Looking Out Over the Sunrise
Ithaca, NY
December, 7, 2019
It is cold. Too cold this morning at 28 degrees in Ithaca as I looked out over the snowy landscape into the predawn sky.

The trip from Baltimore yesterday was uneventful and the roads clear. We ran into snow for the last hour, but fortunately the temperatures were above freezing and there was no accumulation on the road. I was reminded how surreal is can be to drive at night with snow being highlighted in the headlights in a mesmerizing manner with white spears slicing through the air towards me.

The headlights of the oncoming cars on the two-lane roads was blinding, especially aggravated because dirt accumulated on the windshield at an alarming rate from the splash as vehicles passed in the oncoming lane. I wondered if I would run out of cleaner fluid trying to keep the windshield clean. But I didn't. Thankfully.

Today, Chris and I will take to the highways again as we head to the Rochester area to visit my parents. It will likely be a picturesque trip past the snowy fields and forests along some of the Finger Lakes.

Well, it is December in Upstate New York. I guess this is what is to be expected.

— Bob Doan, writing from Ithaca, NY

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