Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dreary Days

I woke up this morning to the phone ringing. The kids got the day off from school due to the weather. It wasn’t snowing out anymore just rain but the issue with being “above the 287 line” as the weather forecasters like to refer to it as, means that it hadn’t gotten above freezing. Many of the roads were still icy and Wanaque had the sanders/salters and plows out. I, of course, didn't get to stay home with them, I had work to do - but that wasn't going to be easy.

I had shoveled the driveway last night but it had sleeted some after I went to bed and we essentially had an ice rink for a driveway when I woke up, great for the kids but cars and people, not so much. Using a little bit of salt and a lot of elbow grease I managed to get the ice off the driveway and headed to work around eleven. I did manage to snap 2 photos right before I left. These were taken from my car in the driveway. That house you see in the first one isn’t usually visible. All the snow which had turned into ice was weighing the bush down so much that we had a nice view of the neighbor’s yard.

D300, 18-200mm, f/4.2, 1/250s, ISO 200, 32mm

This second picture is of our side yard.

D300, 18-200mm, f/5.0, 1/320s, ISO 200, 65mm

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