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Monday, February 16, 2015

Snowed In



We are housebound and it's my fault.  I put a goal in print to try to photograph one sunrise or sunset a week this year, and as soon as I did, Mother Nature stopped cooperating.  It really is quite amazing how much snow we have around here.  Folks in Wisconsin and Buffalo and Vermont probably get a lot more.  But they’re prepared to handle it, and it appears we aren’t.  As a result, as I write this, five days after the last storm, we’ve got roads that are one car-width wide, no sidewalks and the National Guard around digging us out. 

Where I live, “ocean effect snow” added a few more inches over the course of the week, so it took until Friday to see the sun.  After a half day at work, then a phone interview for a freelance project, and a couple more hours planted in front of the computer working on it, I grabbed the camera and bolted outside.  Based on predictions of yet another blizzard starting Saturday going through all day Sunday, it would be my only chance.

The problem?  On a good day, I’m 5’3”.  Any place I was able to pull over, the snow banks dwarfed me.  I resorted to driving around, stopping to roll down the window, holding the camera up over the piles to try for sunset pictures, but each time, someone drove up behind me and beeped.  Patience people. Can’t you see there’s an artiste at work?

This is all I got.




18 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

But that worked - stunning shots!
Sorry you're trapped in snow. We might actually see some tonight.

Joanne said...

great photos despite being housebound. Wow - I just can't imagine that much. I keep saying - take care and stay warm.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

and nice shots they are

I'm 6'2"...why is it I find myself on my knee all the time to get the right shot? That's weird.

Hmmmm

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You are a brave lady to get in your car and drive around in all that snow. The pictures, though, are outstanding.

Delores said...

You got some good shots regardless and we appreciate your efforts.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Good work! I love the one with the boat and the one with the tree.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

Pictures are still beautiful. I feel for you with the 7 feet of snow you all have gotten this winter.

Caryn Caldwell said...

Ha! Life is like that, thwarting our goals, isn't it? Still I LOVE the photos you do have up. Gorgeous!

JJ said...

It is beautiful, but I don't miss it. Thaw out soon!

mshatch said...

You still got some great pics :)

Arlee Bird said...

What vivid photos! They resonated brilliance on my computer screen.

I may sound like a nut to you, but as long as I had enough supplies and the power stayed on I wouldn't mind being snowed in. Of course that's me talking from sunny Los Angeles where today it was in the 80's.

Take care!

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

Ann Best said...

Stunning photographs. Hurray for snow. Well....maybe not quite for snow. We have a good amount here in Northern Virginia. But I wouldn't want as much as Massachusetts has had. We just wanted some to kill the germs.

Ann Best said...

Stunning photographs. Hurray for snow. Well....maybe not quite for snow. We have a good amount here in Northern Virginia. But I wouldn't want as much as Massachusetts has had. We just wanted some to kill the germs.

Pixel Peeper said...

Well, the photos are beautiful!

If it snows any more, you'll have to get one of those drones and GoPro cameras to get your sunrise/sunset shots!

Robin said...

I thought this post was going to be all about how much writing you've gotten done due to being snowed in. I think my psychic meter is running REALLY low these days. Ah well. I know that you're less than happy about your photos (as in the number of them), but the quality of these is awesome. So woohoo for that!

Daisy said...

In spite of all that, you still got some great shots! I love that last one especially, so pretty!

Melissa said...

Beautiful!

Bish Denham said...

It may be all you got, but they are beautiful! I know it continues cold up your way. I do hope you are able to stay warm and keep the pipes from freezing.