KI and I were in the “eye of the storm” last week. Columbia Maryland got 28 inches of snow. At the height of the blizzard I did what any self-respecting photographer would do and grabbed my camera. I only ventured out to my front and back porches. The wind was fierce, the snow was dropping at 1-2 inches an hour, and the drifts were 3-4 feet high-the snow levels were about 17 inches at this point.
I always find photos of snow difficult to take. White against any background especially in the sun blows out the highlights. Luckily(?) there was no sun. All of the photos in this blog were taken at the peak of the blizzard. The camelia had been blooming this winter like crazy but the snow covers the last bloom in “Peeking Through”. The lamppost in “Blizzard Warnings” lights up our way every evening and early morning when I leave for work.
I am pleased with “A View from the Backyard” as I have tried to capture this scene for the past eight years during every snowstorm. I think I finally got it!
Well, I am over the snow now! Streets are still not plowed. I heard DC just gave up. City and county sidewalks are not cleared, but officials are giving private business and individuals tickets. Our neighborhood is cleared because we pay a private company.
And a big shout out to our neighbor, James! He saved the day last Sunday. His big snowblower created a walkway and helped dig out one of our cars so I could leave on Monday for a business trip. There are still great things about America’s neighborhoods, and James is surely one of them.