The east coast blizzard dropped 18 to 20 inches of the white stuff around or house. It started late afternoon Jan. 22 and snowed for about 36 hours. Schools are still closed and people are still digging out. We can now get out, but have no good excuse to leave.
The blizzard began this afternoon with light snow and trucks ready to plow and treat the roads. Friday evening we have 2-3 inches and a little wind. Snow is expected to continue until Sunday morning and the high winds will arrive Saturday. A total of 2 feet is expected. I will update with more images tomorrow.
Our challenge was to post black and white photos. My camera does not have a true b&w feature. It does have a feature that allows converting a color image to monochrome and my header was converted inside the camera.
I captured this roofers finishing a job in the late afternoon with
almost no color in the white house and late afternoon shadows. The foggy
morning sun and bare trees also resulted in a b&w image.
Once upon a time 500 miles was not far, far away. We made the drive in about 10 hours. At Thanksgiving we made the trip to see our new great-grand-daughter (and the rest of the family) in South Carolina. The mileage was the same, but the traffic and time was not - both the trip and return seemed far, far away.
Marianne got first turn
With big brother
A puzzle to solve
All in all, a delightful visit with the SC family. But Kathy's theme reminded me of how far, far away our family has spread with kids and siblings in Virginia, West Virginia, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Colorado and California.
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]