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Ice storm: no sweat

Sunrise,icy_parking_lot2 The forecast was for 3 to 6 inches of mixed sleet and snow, but we only got about one inch of packed sleet last night. Fortunately, it wasn't as cold as it was yesterday, so scraping the ice off the windshields wasn't too hard. Afterwards, I seized the opportunity to take a sunrise photo.

"Blog With No Name"

After several months of tossing about various semi-clever names for this blog, I realized that there's just no way to encapsulate the variegated main topics I cover in a single phrase. So, I finally decided not to decide and just left it the way it was, without a name. Except now, drawing attention to not having a name gives it a name! I also figured the allusion to my '70s folk/country rock roots would be appropriate. Since I didn't have any good desert photos available to use as a background theme, I picked this one of a rural road in Clay County, South Dakota that I took in August 2004. It shows off my geographical roots and (I think) conveys that song's spiritual sense of connecting to the Earth, or something like that. "'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain..."

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