Thursday, February 12, 2009

Eerie Week in Erie

It's always fun to use the word eerie and its fitting right now because it's been an eerie week here in Erie. We are just concluding our annual February respite from winter. It was in the 40s for a number of days, 57 one day and even topped 60 degrees once. Our huge mounds of snow are either gone or one-tenth their size. Drivers can actually see other cars coming whenever they get to a street corner. At the Mount we can open the patio and inner courtyard doors for the first time in weeks and the grass and pavement are visible throughout the city!

Here are some photos from the week: Another sad Take Back the Site vigil for a man who died in a fight with a friend on New Year's Eve--just this week it was ruled a homicide. Roses in winter for the Feast of St. Scholastica, February 10. The inner courtyard before this week's thaw. Our backyard with an eerie mist (sorry, can't resist!) coming off the remaining snow from the high air temp. and strong winds.

Back to winter this weekend--as the Punxsutawney groundhog predicted.

Photo by Jo Clarke, oblate