Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Snow Day!

Welcome Mat in Snow Relief

Today's entry is sort of a continuation on the previous day's monochromatic take on winter. It snowed here yesterday morning and afternoon, followed by sleet last night. For most of you, that's hardly news. Around here, it's all the news and then some. It doesn't take much--we only had four inches in the city--but snow cripples the D.C. area. Everything just sort of shuts down for a few days and gets kind of quiet. The snow and ice is a pain, but the quiet part is nice.

Where the Eave Ends

Here are just a couple of shots of the snow from the warmth of my house. If the roads aren't too bad later today, I'll try to get out to take some pictures of D.C.'s more iconic images in the snow. But don't hold your breath. My car needs new tires, so I may just be staying put!

Tree at Twilight (with the MPD Dispatch and Radio Towers in the background.)


Photo copyright: D.C. Confidential, 01/09

15 comments:

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

nice tryptch of snow and its images. i enjoy your photos and look forward to more great ones of the DC area in the future. DC and its surrounding areas have lots of interesting photo opportunities.

Lucy said...

Wish I was there for it.

Virginia said...

Beautifiul shots. The welcome mat was really using your noggin. Can't wait for more. Doesn't look like we'll even get a dusting this year. I walked in a tee shirt yesterday.
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-K- said...

That top photo is just astounding.

I couldn't stop looking at it, the pattern, the delicacy of the snowflakes (when enlarged) and I can't decide if that's the true color or it black and white (the grey is so subtle). Really wonderful.

D.C. Confidential said...

Julie: Thanks! Dig around in the archives. If there's something specifically D.C. you're looking for, I'm sure it's here.


Lucy: Come on over!


Virginia: I can't remember the last time I wore on t-shirts in the winter. Oh yeah. Wait. I remember. When I lived in California. Hm. As for the welcome mat, it was just there, screaming to be photographed. I didn't even have to leave the house. I just opened the door, bent over, and snapped away!


Kevin: Thank you! The photo you like is in its true color.

Debi said...

I say stay at home! Enjoy a snow day. How many more do you think we'll have in our lives where we can stay at home to be warm and carefree, snuggled up with a blanket and a book, with the window panes frosty and coated with snow? If you are lucky, a dozen more.

(This sentiment is snagged and winterized from a favorite writer of mine, Paul Bowles.)

Like K, I love the mat photo. Were you in your pj's as you took it? Something says pajama picture to me. ;)

marley said...

I thought it was just in the UK that a dusting of snow shuts the place down but now I know different! I love snow, its my favourite weather. Everything looks so nice and clean, and all is quite. Lovely.

D.C. Confidential said...

Debi: For purposes of your image, yes. Yes, I was wearing my pajamas! As long as I don't have to go out in the snow or drive in it, I love it. Another advantage of working for yourself! :-)


Marley: I grew up in Utah, so snow days were completely foreign to me before I moved here. There are no snow days in Utah. You suck it up and deal. But here? Oy. It can dust and they'll shut everything down. It's crazy. Even our new president thinks so. Check this out. Of course, given how crappy people drive around here, closing everything is a good idea, so I guess this is going to be my first disagreement with Pres. Obama. Hope it's my last! :-)

Maya said...

Nice snow shots! We had snow a couple of days ago as well, but by the time I made it outside, it had melted. Just as well after our big snows around Christmas. The people of Seattle are mostly over it!

D.C. Confidential said...

Maya: Thanks! We end up being over it pretty quickly around here, too. It's pretty, but it's a pain in the arse.

Brian said...

As much as I complain about winter, I do love that feeling just as the weather is ending, when everything is still and calm.

Petrea said...

I really love the snow mat shot. Yesterday's pics too. Sweet detail we might not otherwise notice.

D.C. Confidential said...

Brian: I hear you. There's just something about the quiet after snowfall that's almost heavenly.


Petrea: Thank you. In the meantime, can you send some of that warm, Pasadena weather this way?

Petrea said...

Sure, as long as we don't have to trade.

D.C. Confidential said...

Petrea: Deal! (And it must be working. It's sunny and a whopping... 35 degrees. Hm. Well, at least it's sunny!