Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snow...what a long, strange week it's been

This past week we got dumped on by an unrelenting snow that just got more intense as the week progressed.  I went out Wednesday night to get these shots before it started melting the next day.  

Then it didn't.

Instead, we got more snow, a bit of sleet, some freezing rain (and the obligatory ice storm that goes with it), followed by more snow.  It warmed up yesterday, and the wholesale melting commenced.

I like snow; I like the way it looks, the way it covers everything up and the way it spreads a muted hush over the world.  Everything slows down and people seem nicer.  For a while at least it seems like there really is magic in the world. 

Then it melts, exposing everything it had covered and bringing with it a bit of melancholy to go with the dirty, wet, slushy, flooding mess it leaves behind.

But at least you can get around again without the fear of getting stuck somewhere.


  1. I couldn't agree more on the snow thing. You make it look good-way better than it really is.

  2. These are really beautiful pictures. I love the contrast between the black and the white and the composition of these images are superb. The way that you have these images in this particular order gives it a narrative. The tone seems somber and it kinda reminds me of the Twighlight Zone before they did the show in color. Great job

    1. Thank you, Animator9000, for your comments and your appreciation of these humble images. You are a keen and perceptive observer; the order of the images is indeed deliberate and I like that you characterize it as a narrative. Very well put. I was trying to show the absence of people, while at the same time embracing the evidence of them. Your "Twilight Zone" characterization has allowed me to see these images in a different way...thank you for that!

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  4. How did you get an ad for Onno on your blog? Can i get one for ???

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