Come for a Walk with Me
I said yesterday that we were getting a storm last night. Oh yes, we sure did and it is still falling steadily. I took one shot this morning through the basement window, using Shaun’s ( a friend) settings that he had for snow plus some others.
I get a bread bag, put my camera inside and cut a hole for the lens to poke through. I don’t want anything else getting wet and possibly damaging the camera. I put on my big boots, the ones that are higher and I can tuck my pants into. I think it is a perfect day to shoot the falling snow and I can see what everything looks like.Why don’t you join me?
My car looks like the photos from the other day, sleeping under a blanket of the white stuff. We greet my neighbour and ask if I can take his photo. He actually stops shovelling and smiles for me and we agreed that we could use the snow for a hopefully raised water table. We also agree that we will need to shovel two or three times to keep up with what is still coming down.
Then I took a photo of the street. Visibility is poor and you can’t see into the valley.
I find the signs on the bike lanes a bit ironic, although I am sure I could find a die-hard cyclist somewhere in this city with studded tires and persistent will in the midst of all this.
I take another shot looking the other way. I find this so exciting – it is not often that I get out with the camera when the snow is falling so hard!
Around another corner I see a man with a snowblower. I pass him and turn around and “Snap”.
Although the driving is treacherous, there are a lot of people in their cars.I help one fellow who is stuck. I am about to help push, then he asks if I can drive standard and I can, so I get in his car. He is yelling ” Drive fast” but I drive gently and steady because there is ice underneath and that is probably what caused him the problem in the first place. We get the car moving forward to a level spot with the two fellows pushing from behind. Were you one of them? It feels good to be helpful.
I take a few more photos just because it is so pretty.
If you were with me in person I would say ” why don’t you come in, kick the snow off your boots and stay for a coffee.”
Maybe you are having a coffee. I am going to take a break before I go out again. Next time I will leave the camera indoors and take the shovel with me. I do want to thank you for coming for a walk around the neighbourhood. I know that I enjoyed it!