|Milwaukee skyline, Lake Michigan|
Good morning. I don’t know about you but I am freezing! I am stuck in the “Polar Vortex” and it is -12 without the windchill. I do not even want to know what the temperature is with the windchill; all I want to hear about is what day it will be warm again. I use the term “warm” loosely by the way, I am simply referring to temps above 0.
Although I was should have stayed in yesterday, I was restless and decided to venture out and get a few things done. As almost everyone else in the city was home sitting in front of the fire, probably with a cup of cocoa and a good book I was out in the frigid temps.
The bright blue sky was deceiving and disguised the bone chilling cold. I had heard several times on the morning news that a person could get frostbitten within 15 minutes, I think it is closer to 5-8 minutes. I have no scientific backing for this except that I was pretty sure each time I jumped in and out of the car to take these photos that my fingers were going to fall off.
Lake Michigan was magical. The bitter cold temperatures moving over the warm water caused wisps of fog to dance above the water and rise up in large cloud like formations.
Standing on the cliffs above the Lake the water sounded like a bowl of Rice Krispies, the snap, crackle and pop clearly audible above the howling wind.
A beautiful sight to behold and one that I miss when I am back at home.
Tell me, are you in the Polar Vortex too or are you one of the lucky ones on the fringes enjoying warmer weather? Are you stranded somewhere because of all of the cancelled and delayed flights?
Wherever you are I hope that you stay warm and have a fabulous week. If you are stranded, I hope that you get home safe and soon. Have a great day!