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.