Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Click it Up ~

36 hours after it had begun, the snow ceased falling. The bone chillin' wind did not follow suit. It continued howling for 2 days, seemingly finding pleasure in it’s great strength against both man and beast. Unfortunately, the world did not come to a stop and we needed to get busy digging out. A path for the pups was our first priority, second to finding our car under a mountain of snow. With drifts standing over 5’ tall, it was difficult to see anything other than a frozen wall of white powder.

Three days later the local airports are still back logged, and to my joy, extending my son’s Christmas vacation and visit. The abandoned cars have finally been removed from the roadways, and the streets are now plowed. It was a Christmas Blizzard to be remember for many years to come.

I learned ~ I would rather be the person, with camera in hand, responsible for documenting a pictorial history of this day, than to be the one outside with a shovel in my hands!

Please critique, any and all comments are always welcome.


7 comments:

Keara said...

Oh my goodness! Great shot! Was that out of your front door? I could not even imagine.

TrishaHughes said...

Whoa - that looks crazy! I hope your camera was protected!! :)

Janell said...

Crazy! I can't imagine being in that much snow! That's so cool!

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

That is some shot. And I agree, I'd rather have the camera than the shovel!

Courtney said...

Holy cow, Trish!! This happened to us two years ago in WA! We got 5 ft and had to dig a path for our dogs as well. I don't envy you!! Hope you guys are staying warm and enjoying your son's visit! What a treat!

This photo just screams cold, wind, and snow! Great job!! I like how you can't see the shovelers face, but by his body expression he is clearly annoyed with the weather!

sewin2disney said...

I got plenty of flack for being the photographer and not the shoveler, so I had to find a happy balance....lol.
Time to buy a snowblower!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

Courtney ~ annoyed, yes! he was.

Disney ~ B is getting use to me photographing everything. He is such a good sport.