The weather has been really lousy around here ever since Christmas–cold, wet and gray. It made me think about some photographs that J.I. Davies took on campus one Christmas break many years ago. In this first one I saw the cars even before I noticed the snow:
And here’s how we can be sure they were taken over the holiday. Click in and you can see the “Closed” sign right next to the main gate:
Uncharacteristically, Davies’s labels on these images are ambiguous. Both say “Christmas, 1948.” I know that it didn’t snow on Christmas Day in 1948 but I don’t know whether this was the break that included December 1947 and January 1948 or if it’s December 1948 to January 1949. In all honesty, I just can’t imagine myself looking through that much weather data today. It’s break, after all.
Bonus: Spring is coming and it looks like it will be a good one for bluebonnets.