We had a teaser of snow Monday night and early during the day Tuesday that probably totaled around 4 inches...maaaaaaaaaaaaaaybe 5. Which, when I think about the actual "blizzard" makes it seem way less exciting. About 2pm the big snow hit. Holy shit, I couldn't see my neighbors house...and she's not far away. By 4pm my husband was home and the wind had kicked up like insaaaaaaanity. So what do I do, I freakin leave to go out shooting pics! What else do you do in a "historic" and, how did they put it..."life threatening" storm?
So I take my big badass 4wd and rock it out through town, admittedly whipping it around some corners sideways all reminiscent of my Camaro driving days. Ahhhhhh...my Camarho...how I miss her...
I hit the 1st spot that I want to get out to shoot, open my door, step onto my running boards and...
FUCK!!!! There goes that damn damn damned ankle of mine! I always say I've got a mouth like a sailor and trust you me...you could hear me cussing through the whipping wind.
Shoot the pic. Back in the truck. Now I'm pissed and driving like it on the completely empty roads hearing Bill Murray (coincidentally enough from Groundhog Day) saying "DON'T DRIVE ANGRY PHIL! DON'T DRIVE ANGRY!"
A turn here and a u-turn there and I've shot a handful of images. I get to the grainery, oh sweet sweet grainery who I've ignored for the 5 years I have lived here and who made me so proud to be a small town girl when she put it on big time for some amazing photographs seen here:
After my fun being almost blown over while shooting the above shots, I moved onto the edge of town. Holy hell...er maybe not hell but what hell would be like if there were snow there! Without question.
The snow was drifted along the far east side of town 3' deep across the road. Awesome. The storm had JUST arrived! I floored it through the drifts and went to get out of my car to shoot a pic of a barn. The wind LITERALLY ripped the door out of my hands.
I managed to get this shot just before the hurricane force winds almost knocked my not so tiny ass to the ground: