Winter In New Jersey
After a demure winter up to this point…it’s now bearing down on us. A winter Nor’easter for the tri-state area that they are already calling “historic.”
We’re battening down the hatches.
Last week, Joe McNally put up a post about Winter in New York. Talked about how he enjoyed shooting weather while a photojournalist.
I concur. My hate of winter has been pretty well documented…but I’m coming around a little. Thanks in part to my Winterscape Gallery Series, I don’t hate it as much.
Now I see it more of an opportunity to get out there with camera, and capture something that maybe I wouldn’t see if I stayed inside. Even the quiet scene of the photo that leads this post.
Saturday, we got a little taste of winter. While parts of the state got significant snowfall, we had about an inch or two of heavy, slushy mess. Prime snowman and snowball snow, though. After clearing the driveway, me and the kids did just that. After a couple of snowmen, a snow fort and some lightly thrown snowballs, we trekked across the road to the woods. It’s always a nice, quiet place to be after a a snowfall.
This one…this one sounds like I’ll be out there shoveling quite a bit. They’ve already closed schools down for tomorrow. We knew it probably would be…but I remember waking up and having to listen to radio to find out if school was cancelled in NEPA. The DJ would run down the alphabetized list, and you’d keep eating your cereal, hoping to hear your school. A couple of times, I even got all dressed for school and it wasn’t until almost heading out the door that my school finally cancelled.
It was like getting a pardon from the governor.
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