Snowzilla

24 01 2016

The weather man got it right on the nose this time. They predicted snow in the D.C. metropolitan area about 1:00 p.m. on Friday (it started at 12:45) and it’s still going this Saturday night. We have more than two feet of the white stuff at this point. Our area doesn’t usually get accumulation like this—the last time we had this much was in 2003. Usually we get 3-4 snowfalls ranging from 2-4 inches and it usually melts within a few days. I have a feeling this stuff will be around for weeks to come. Shot through the kitchen window / iPhone 6 / Snapseed app

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Snow falling on crabapples (view from my kitchen)

4 03 2014

(Doesn’t sound quiet as poetic as that book, Snow Falling on Cedars, does it?)

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Snow Branches lorez





Re-post: Christmas in Montana

4 12 2013

Originally posted 12.13.2009

I took this shot in Montana on the road between Gallatin Gateway (where Michael’s Aunt Jackie lives) and the entrance to Yellowstone National Park. We were spending Christmas at Jackie’s, along with two of Michael’s sisters and their families, in 1995. This trip included my first try at snowshoes (awkward, as expected), hiking up a mountain to find a Christmas tree Jackie had picked out (ask me about that adventure sometime), the snowmobile-on-frozen-lake-ice-fishing excursion (no luck for anyone), a fun (but very bumpy) snow coach ride with everyone through Yellowstone the day after Christmas (a gift from Aunt Jackie), me suddenly sinking waist deep in snow (along with Michael’s brother-in-law, Pete) while we were trying to get that perfect landscape shot (but we saved the cameras!), a sightseeing/shopping trip to Bozeman, and more cold and snow than you could possibly imagine. I probably shot this image with my N90s. I also brought along my Fuji G617 panoramic camera—I’ll have to find those really wide transparencies and get them scanned some day.

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Brrrrrrrr…Yellowstone in winter

20 12 2011

So cold your camera will stick to your cheek (the ones on your face)!

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Stone House, Manassas National Battlefield

1 02 2011

Thought I’d share a photo that Michael shot (using his Nikon D40) of the Stone House at Manassas National Battlefield after our latest snowstorm. The house was a refuge for wounded soldiers during the First Battle of Manassas. It is one of only three intact pre-Civil War buildings in the Park and has stood the test of time since the 1840s. Learn more about the history of the house here.





Clematis ‘Nelly Moser’

27 01 2011

As I write this, our backyard is covered in several inches of snow. It began about 3:00 p.m. this afternoon and didn’t stop until this evening. The snow fell fast and heavy and all the tree branches are outlined in white (a feast for the eyes, but not so good for the trees). Photographic opportunities abound tomorrow morning! Until then, I offer up some color from my garden last spring to contrast the white on white wonderland out there now. Could the Farmer’s Almanac really be correct? It is really only 52 days until spring?

This ‘Nelly Moser’ Clematis has been growing over our tiny backyard pond for more than nine years. In the spring of 2008 it had its most prolific blooming period ever. I wrote about it on this blog here.

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Fuji G617 archives: Yellowstone in winter

1 01 2011

It’s cold there in winter. Very, very, very cold. Fingers-and-face-stick-to-your-camera-ouch-is-it-really-worth-it cold!

Be sure to double click on the image (and bundle up, ya hear?)

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