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Snowy birch at night

Took this picture after yesterday’s snow finally ended, shortly before turning in. Any photos I take at night with my phone are usually greenish and hard to make out. This one looked really striking though, and practically black and white … Continue reading

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Springtime in Milwaukee

I actually DID see some daffodils yesterday. But today looks like this. At least it’s mid-April, so no one is stressed about getting it all shoveled before the polar winds sweep  down from northern Canada bringing -20 degree temperatures and … Continue reading

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Sisyphean Snow Day

Any Milwaukee School of Engineering graduate can tell you this: MSOE never closes for winter-related weather issues. I’ve taught there since 1996, and although we closed early a few times (no classes after 3:00 p.m.), the only time I can … Continue reading

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Winter’s Bright

More snow Friday and Sunday, but Milwaukee is getting lots of sunshine today. So often bright sun in winter means bitter cold, but today it’s pretty warm outside. I didn’t even need my scarf or gloves walking between buildings, although … Continue reading

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“It’s snowing!”

This was the view from my office window yesterday afternoon. Bright sun, despite the wind and falling temperatures. I liked the way sunlight reflecting from my building’s windows cast long fingers of light across the street. Below is what I saw … Continue reading

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Wind-sculpted snowdrift

I noticed this snowdrift up against our fence late this afternoon—and would love to learn more about the physics behind the beautiful swirls and ridges of sand dunes and snowdrifts.  I’m sure it has something to do with the granular nature of sand … Continue reading

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Snow!

Well, after a record-setting 288 days without measurable snowfall, Milwaukee finally saw some flakes today.  Below is a photo taken about 1:30 p.m., when I left my office to get some lunch.  The tree branches were just beginning to acquire … Continue reading

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