‘Tis the season for a nor’easter

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Winter at its best. The nor-easter Jonas buried Northeast with ~28 inches of snow this January. Of course, I am delighted for a photo op session with the weather. The photo below is my personal favourite for this Season;  it has the perfect mix of misty fog, snow in the wind while being bright as well.

It is very reflective of my mood as well. Like the subject in this snap, I feel so caught in the gloom of winter. I quote my words from last winter: “Winter so white, winter so bright, it’s time to go, please no more snow.”

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Cee’s B&W: S is for 28 inches of Snow!

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Adventurous explorers retreating

 

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Nature calls for nature call

 

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Swim in snow (swimming pool behind is covered with snow)

 

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Lounge chairs at the pool

 

Last two days saw the Nor’easter Jonas come down in gentle but relentless flurries. We had a total of twenty-eight inches of snow in the last two days in Herndon, Northern Virginia. Cooped inside the apartment, I kept peeking out from the window to see our landscape slowly disappear into white hills.

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The Winter That Was: A Brave Lone Boat #2

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The only Boat at the Jersey City Marina which stood the test of the North East winter. Surrounded by frozen water and snow, this brave guy weathered the weather.

The Hudson River is frozen. As you can see, the snow is accumulating over the frozen river. All the boats and yachts are in hiding. I am unsure if they have been loaded in the storage or have gone on a cruise. This lonesome boat stood in this dock through the winter, even through blizzard Juno and storm Sparta. On the right-hand side of this marina (not in view) are 3 more boats, however, they are packed tight like lunch in Saran wrap. Matter of fact, since the river froze and thawed a couple of times,  one of these boats sunk due to weather damage. It was a chaos with many firefighters, ambulances and ship rescue hovered at the Marina trying to figure out how to fish out the capsized boat. No live was lost.

Our hero boat here can now look forward to rocking gently in the spring waters. The little icebergs have melted… the birds are emerging. This is the winter that was.

Midwinter noon dream: 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge #3

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The bears can hibernate, the groundhog can go deep into the earth but the human animal is unstoppable. Mother Nature can bring forth the snow, winds and ice rain. This was the condition during the January Nor’easter, where the blizzard Juno had everyone snowed in. But being cooped up doesn’t sit well with us, does it? These two lone walkers amble along the board walk to get some fresh air. Juno can wait, I need to use my feet.

The bears can hibernate, the groundhog can go deep into the earth but the human animal is unstoppable. Mother Nature can bring forth the snow, winds and ice rain. This was the condition during the January Nor’easter, where the blizzard Juno had everyone snowed in. But being cooped up doesn’t sit well with us, does it? These two lone walkers amble along the boardwalk to get some fresh air. Juno can wait, they need to use their feet.

As always, a shout out to Sukanya for nominating me, and extending my invitation to you. If you would love to showcase your monochrome works, let me know! For the 5 Day Black & White Photo Challenge you have to:

1) Post one b/w snap every day for 5 days
2) Ask your friends to join the fun

Ask and you shall be nominated!