I used to say, New York City people are extreme; but our weather is not. I used to believe that statement – until 2011 changed that notion. In 2011 we experienced, heat waves, blizzards, record-breaking rainfall and Hurricane Irene. Also, let’s not forget the earthquake; while technically not a Meteorological phenomenon (it was a Geological event), it was extreme, rare and noteworthy.
In 2011, my fellow New Yorkers and I were engaged in an ugly, scratching, biting and hair pulling, catfight with Mother Nature (MN). We cried “uncle” first. Now, perhaps because MN is a gracious victor, or because she is occupied in a rough and tumble battle somewhere else in the world, we in New York have been having a very mild fall and winter. In fact a real cold snap didn’t snap, crackle and pop for us until January, 3rd. The low temperature was 19 degrees and the high reached 33 degrees. It was the first time I needed to wear my heavy winter coat. I’ve been very comfortable in my lightly lined raincoat or my ; all-weather short jacket (the one featured in the Photo Challenge: Hidden); thus far. So, it hasn’t felt much like winter and it doesn’t look much like winter around here. There isn’t any snow on the ground, no frozen ponds or frost glazed trees for me to photograph. For this challenge I had to take a (what’s the opposite of nostalgic?) look back at the winter that was.
The photos were all taken with my cellphone camera as I trudged through the snow to get to work. As Charles Dickens wrote… It was the best of times; it was the worst of times, to introduce his novel A Tale of Two Cities. I write… It was a magical snowscape; it was a miserable snowscape to introduce my entry for this weeks’ photo challenge.
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