Today in NYC we are experiencing a snow storm with blizzard conditions. The weather forecasters say anywhere from 4-12″ when all is said and done by early Wednesday morning. It even has a name, Janus.
I love snow. This morning I ran errands with winds and flakes whipping around me. In my Sorel’s, I walked confidently along the snowy pavement; even passed by some slower walkers (in hopes that their umbrellas would protect them) as they navigated to safer routes. There was about 2″ on the ground at that point.
2 hours have passed since then. It looks like we have 4″ accumulated at this time.
Now I should be doing what remains of the household choirs. But for some reason I seem to be procrastinating. Instead, I sat down on my couch and looked out the window to admire this beautiful storm. I watched the snow fall and contemplated how I could capture this moment.
The window framed the scene, so I took my iPhone out and started shooting a video of the falling snow. I happened to look down at the sill and saw in the grey light, a snow flake glistening up at me. I looked closer and saw more distinct shapes making this beautiful blanket of white. (The snow is light and dry and the shapes are easily defined.)
I quickly grabbed my good camera, threw open the sash and stood in the open frame balancing between inside and out. Snow started to fall inside my apartment; these flakes were glorious.
I can’t remember the last time I stopped and really looked at a snow flake.
Until next time.
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