Sunday, December 16, 2007

Midwestern Maelstrom

It doesn't seem that long since I was posting about last year's snows (ou sont les neiges d'antan?), yet here we are again, watching the white flakes come hurtling from the sky. Last night all I could see to photograph were the darkness and the droplets coming down. The only things visible were our brave little Christmas lights.
Today, though, we are left with sun and at least two feet of snow, which I just attempted to shovel. Now I know why people are stricken with heart attacks when shoveling stuff like this. It's heavy, cement-like, and I was exerting myself as much as a hay-baler out there.

Still, this is my Midwestern weather, and I love it. That's the paradox of life around here. :)

7 comments:

Peter said...

Oh, very cool! That first photo looks like the special effects in the opening sequence of the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
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Julia Buckley said...

Thanks! I took it in my front yard. :)

Peter said...

If you start acting vague and detached, your family, friends and colleagues will know that the pod people have got you.
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Julia Buckley said...

Peter, I think the pod people got me a long time ago . . .

Ria Kennedy said...

I love both photos -- very atmospheric.

And I kind of miss snow -- but at least we get mist and rain, which, strangely, I am looking forward to. (SF is supposed to have a bunch of big storms coming in this week - YAY!) :)

Julia Buckley said...

Hi, Ria--

I know what you mean about mist and rain. It can be very poetic, IN THE RIGHT CIRCUMSTANCES--like when I'm inside a warm house and looking out. :)

Ria Kennedy said...

Yes, exactly! :)