Tuesday, February 19, 2008

winter still


It's winter still. As the sun goes down and the light fades, everything turns a shade of blue. Ice hangs like stalactites from the branches of an evergreen. And the temperatures plummet again.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

snow fence


The snow fence seems to stretch on forever....as does winter at this point.

We've had whiteout conditions on and off for awhile. The cold snow and warm temperatures create fog and if the roads are still covered with snow it's any eerie combination.

I was caught in a particularly horrible white out a couple of years back. It was foggy and snowing and I was totally disoriented. It's a very strange feeling when there's nothing for your eyes to focus on, or any point of reference.

There were just the faint tips of fence posts on my right hand side. I had to caluculate in my mind how far those posts were from the edge of the road and pray that I was right.