Nanook Documents Global Warming

They can run the Iditerod here!

This is my wife, Tina, standing on the street in front of our house.
The white blobs are snow illuminated by the camera flash, the orange blob
is a street light up the street about a block. You can see the tree limbs
of the trees behind her with all the limbs drooping from the weight of the
snow.I took this at approximately 5AM before it was light on February 16th,
2001. Last night’s weather report said we’d get up to two inches. At 5AM
was had six inches, now at 6:30AM it’s up to eight inches.
If I attempt to take a picture using flash, it just illuminates the snow
unless what is behind it is really bright or fairly close.
This is a picture of a neighbors driveway and car. It’s fuzzy because I
couldn’t use flash because the snow reflecting off as demonstrated in the
picture to the left and I didn’t have a tripod so it was difficult to hold
steady for the longer exposure required for a night time shot. The
lighting here is just illumination from neighors porch lights and
street lights.
This is a pictures of a neighbors roof, the “grey” part is the edge of the
sophet, about eight inches thick. The white on top of it, the snow. As
you can see the snow is nearly as thick.

I wanted to document the depth, and so took this picture but of coarse
didn’t notice the ruler was backwards until I unloaded the camera. It
still indicates the depth however as it’s a 12 inch ruler. It was six
inches on the deck railing as of 5AM. About eight now at 7AM.

This is the corner of the roof where the telephone cable attaches. That
thick thing with the snow on it is the cable. Again this is taken just
with available light, the orange tints are from sodium vapor lamps and the
blue from mercury vapor and fluorescent lighting used in various
porch lights, etc.

The camera really is capable of taking clearer night shots but I didn’t
have a tripod handy and couldn’t hold it sufficiently steady by hand.


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     I went to bed early tonight as I have to be up at 5:40 AM to go to a men’s accountability group meeting.

     I thought I would have trouble falling asleep.  I didn’t, rather I woke up out of a nightmare where someone was trying to kill me and they were chasing me and I was running for what seemed like forever.  And this came out of another dream where I was in a strange place, strange people around, really living a life that was not mine.

     When I woke up, I was shivering violently even though I was warmly covered up on a heated water bed.  After being awake for a few minutes the shivering stopped.

     Now I am having difficulty getting back to sleep, hence my being here to type this in.  I listened to coast to coast for a while, George Noory usually bores me to sleep in just minutes but not tonight.

     Tonight must be pagan night or else they’re preparing for Halloween early.  First they have an astrologer on, and I’ll admit he makes it interesting.  I also believe there is something to astrology.  I based this upon an encounter with a woman in my teenage years who didn’t know me and I didn’t know her.  But she asked some questions with respect to my personality and limited life experiences and proceeded to tell me when and where I was born.

     Then after the astrologer they had someone on who was big on reincarnation and that might have been boring if it were not for his knowledge in ancient mythology, Greek and Egyptian at least, and he himself was Jewish.  I find mythology fascinating because I believe that most myths are based in truths, some of them literal, some metaphoric.

     So in spite of the fact that George is still as exciting as a box of rocks, his guests tonight were interesting which didn’t help getting back to sleep but I think also a fear that I will return to that same dream is keeping me awake.

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