musician’s outdoor snowman promo –
‘playing guitars for your warmth’
tonight at the ann arbor distilling company
“music brings a warm glow to my vision,
thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”
– haruki murakami , author – hard boiled wonderland and the end of the world
february, 2019 – ann arbor, michigan, use
snowbirds get out of michigan
and head home to the south pole
for a bit of warmer weather.
Ann Arbor expected to be colder than South Pole on Wednesday
The South Pole in Antarctica is expected to be balmier than Ann Arbor on Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Ann Arbor area, like most of Michigan, is on track to experience a blast of bitterly cold Arctic air Wednesday that could beat temperatures down to record lows, the National Weather Service says.
As of 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29, the weather service projects temperatures as low as 19 below zero Wednesday. Meanwhile, 8 degrees below zero is forecast at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station in Antarctica, where it is summer. If the forecast proves accurate, the former low temperature record for Jan. 30, 11 degrees below zero, set in 1911, will be broken, according to data provided by University of Michigan climate research scientist Frank J. Marsik.
The National Weather Service also issued a wind chill warning to take effect at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 through 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31. The wind child is expected to dip to between 25 and 40 degrees below zero, cold enough to cause the onset of frostbite to exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes. The governor of Michigan has declared a state of emergency.
“let it go.”
credits: mlive.com, gus burns, national weather service, hallmark cards
warm and friendly evening spent
at the annual kindlefest winter market
“christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.”
— washington irving
kerrytown, ann arbor, mi, usa – 2018
main street, ann arbor, mi, usa – 1952, a few years back.
when transportation options were booming
and parking was more flexible.
“all the stories i’ll ever need are right here on main street.”
photo credits: ann arbor townies, carol nordman
Karen Schaefer took her turn at painting the Rock in Ann Arbor’s George Washington Park, announcing her conclusion about the boulder that was put on the spot in the 1930s. Schaefer wrote her master’s degree thesis on the Rock, (Objects that communicate).
all kinds of people with all kinds of agendas paint the rock in this decades-old tradition in ann arbor. the chat below was found on my community website and i especially loved how s.a. was at the ready with his how-to directions and a bit of historical support.
G.A. Does anyone know how much paint is required to paint a message on “The Rock” at Hill and Washtenaw?
P. L. Funny, my husband and I were just talking about this when we drove by it the other day.
S. A. Old gallon of house paint for the base, one old mop or broom, go to Denny’s down the road, come back and it’s dry for the message.
T. S. Can’t believe that no one has commented that is is illegal and vandalism…
S. A. Even Al Gallup, the living son of the Gallup who placed it there in honor of Washington, is okay with it.
‘passion is one great force that unleashes creativity,
because if you’re passionate about something,
then you’re more willing to take risks.’
some whiz around at the art fair
buzzing amidst lots of creative energy.
some wind down in a hammock
amidst the shady trees
zapped and looking to recharge.
“we should all relax about life
because you don’t have a clue as to what’s really going on.”
-barry sonnenfeld (american cinematographer)
university of michigan diag, ann arbor, michigan, usa
ann arbor art fair is coming today.
“it is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top.”
photo credit: ann arbor/scio hill- 1980s,*eck stanger-ann arbor news, aadl archives, ann arbor townies
*Eck Stanger, chief photographer for the Ann Arbor News for 40 years, landed the job because he was the only News employee able to read the German instructions for his secondhand Speed Graphic camera. Or so the legend goes. Over the course of his four decades as photographer – and the News’ sole photographer during its first 12 years–“one-shot Stanger,” as he came to be known–captured famous statesmen, princes, and presidents, as well as eminent artists, musicians, scientists, and athletes. But he spent most of his time capturing everyday Ann Arborites with skill and a keen eye.