The pictures were taken March of 2006 on a rather “gray” day. During the actual event the grass is green even if it’s snowing, you have 40 MPH winds, and the forecast is looking up because they are only predicting 20 MPH winds and rain.
Actually, some times it’s beautiful (from Ry, click on the picture for the video):
Now, isn’t that beautiful? One of my favorite quotes says it so well:
I don’t know why everyone does not share my delight with explosives. If they don’t, it has to be some abhorrent character defect.
From: Ragnar’s Guide to Home and Recreational Use of High Explosives
Page 110, Copyright 1988.