Frozen

So the last few days, we have been plunged into a deep freeze here in the Midwest, along with much of the rest of the country.  It really all got kicked off Monday with all the hype about the huge winter storm that was bearing down on us.  All the usual monikers, such as "Snowpocalypse", "Snowmageddon", "Snownado", that typically accompany such an event were being tossed around.  Schools were canceling classes while the sun was still shining.  Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment was flying off the shelves.  As it turns out, the weather people were right.  The snow piled up all day and night Tuesday and now we are all shivering in the frigid temperatures.

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As a photographer, or at least someone who likes to take pictures, the snowy conditions can make for some spectacular scenery for photos.  That is, if you don't mind freezing your fingers and toes to get the shot.  I don't necessarily enjoy the frozen feeling, which is probably why the above photo was taken from the comfort and warmth of our living room.  In my defense, I was also trying to get some work done so didn't have a lot of time for picture taking.  However, I did get out some over the past few days.  The fingers were definitely cold since operating the camera controls with thick gloves doesn't work very well.  

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I think the cold winter weather is going to stick with us for a while.  But that's OK...I'll try to make the best of it and continue to enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds us.  Perhaps this weekend will provide more time and opportunity to get out and capture some of the snowy landscape.  Sure, it's going to be cold, but in just a few short months from now, we will all be complaining that it's too hot!