Weather beauty

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Jeremy Breiner of Alpha, Minn., sent this picture along this morning. Alpha is in southwest Minnesota along the Iowa border. It’s actually a picture he took in 2007 at sunset. But, like the pictures our news team are assembling of the weekend blizzard, it’s a reminder of the beauty of desolation.

Weather pictures, in particular, are like that. The natural occurrence that can lead to misery, is — at the same time — beautiful. Take this picture for instance.

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This is from southern New Hampshire where an ice storm has caused plenty of misery in the northeast, and yet, it’s beautiful in a Raiders of the Lost Ark (“don’t look at it or your face with melt”) kind of way.

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My sister sent this picture to me this morning.

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It’s from north central Massachusetts. She and her husband hauled a generator down from Maine to my elderly mother’s house, and also rescued my disabled brother from his powerless mobile home. They were without heat and power for 50 hours.

  • http://www.skyseastone.net/jvstin/ Paul

    Alas, on Friday, I fell and sprained my ankle on the way to work.

    Photography in the near future is a dubious proposition. Its a pity, since the Mississippi in the early morning with its cover of ice is very pretty.