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.














9 comments:

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

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind words, Susan!

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  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

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    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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