winter

And The Forecasts is…

We had another somewhat mild winter here in New England. Weather-wise we had a few storms here and there and it has been brutally cold some days, but I will say overall, it hasn't been like other years.

Usually, January and February are pretty harsh here in Connecticut, but this year, we had some days in the 50ºs F (10º C).

This might seem cold for some other latitudes, but it's somewhat mild for this area and this time of the year.

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But it's true. Weather is not climate...

Meanwhile...

Meanwhile, in Antarctica, scientists from all over the world are traveling as fast as they can, to get to see what is underneath the space that was occupied by that giant iceberg that detached itself from the continent.

Also on the news, is the fact that we found out that the ozone layer is not really healing itself and there are now holes opening up in different parts of the sky and over populated areas.

That together with gigantic tropical storms and typhoons and the wild fires in parts of the western United States, sure seem like the biblical end of times.

Aren’t you glad that the current president of the United States, doesn't believe in climate change...

I am quite sure that when Mount Vesuvius exploded in 79 AD it seemed (and it was) like the end of the world for the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I wonder what were the signs?

Maybe the praetor of those cities was saying: “Don’t believe the scientists, it’s not going to explode...

It sure seems like we are doomed by Mother Nature.

But we can live thinking that the world is going to end. In reality, the world ends for an average of 155,000 people everyday.

It's not what drives us.

It is what we do with the time we have until that uncertain moment in life.

The forecast notwithstanding, do seem a little grimmer.

Maybe I just have the winter blues? What do I know?

But it's true. Weather is not climate...

Meanwhile...

Meanwhile, in Antarctica, scientists from all over the world are traveling as fast as they can, to get to see what is underneath the space that was occupied by that giant iceberg that detached itself from the continent.

Also on the news, is the fact that we found out that the ozone layer is not really healing itself and there are now holes opening up in different parts of the sky and over populated areas.

That together with gigantic tropical storms and typhoons and the wild fires in parts of the western United States, sure seem like the biblical end of times.

Aren’t you glad that the current president of the United States, doesn't believe in climate change...

I am quite sure that when Mount Vesuvius exploded in 79 AD it seemed (and it was) like the end of the world for the people of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I wonder what were the signs?

Maybe the praetor of those cities was saying: “Don’t believe the scientists, it’s not going to explode...

It sure seems like we are doomed by Mother Nature.

But we can live thinking that the world is going to end. In reality, the world ends for an average of 155,000 people everyday.

It's not what drives us.

It is what we do with the time we have until that uncertain moment in life.

The forecast notwithstanding, do seem a little grimmer.

Maybe I just have the winter blues? What do I know?

 

 

Death is Always The Expectation

Taking the new Fijifilm X100F for a spin on a rainy and foggy New England Winter day. More to come about this wonderful camera later.

This is part of the series I am creating around three branches in the winter. I am always fascinated with the similitude between the three branches and the blood vessels in the human body; specially the brain. Click on them to see them bigger.

I guess that's the reason I am always looking up into the sky.

The title pertains to a train of though that has been the topic on my life recently.

Lots of dear friends and family passing away and me getting to that age where I worry if I will be next.

I am reminded of the wonderful work by photographer Simon Hoegsberg, "We are All Going to Die - 100 Meters of existence". Is a sobering reminder of that big deadline we all face. Go take a look (You will need flash on your browser to see it).

I guess the important thing to remember is what we do with our alloted time. How do we make the most of it. What do we leave behind.

I recently watched the Disney movie "Coco" that deals with our memories and the memory of our loved ones. It resonated with me because I have always had similar thoughts about the people who came before us. I will probably be one of the last persons to remember my grandfathers.

How do I honor their memories? What can I do so their legacies and struggles don't fade away into oblivion?

I guess, the best I can...

All images edited using Luminar 2018.