Monday, March 31, 2014

in like a lion, out like a lion

march 2014 - more snow
During my third year at Syracuse University, it snowed every day for three months. Every day from January through March, I made a tick mark on my calendar when I woke up each morning (er, or afternoon...I was a college student after all...) and saw flakes falling from the sky. After graduation, I was happy to escape that frozen hell.
march 2014 - more snow
February and March 2014 in Virginia have felt a bit like that. Snowflakes falling from the sky seemingly every day. And yet, I didn't really mind. Oddly enough, this was the first year since childhood that I didn't hate winter. In fact, it was kind of cozy and really quite productive. Most of this is because winter has made me really appreciate the fact that I work from home when the weather is cold and snowy. If I had to scrape ice off my windshield/shovel snow/commute on frozen roads/freeze my ass off at the bus stop, etc, I would be back to my old winter-hating ways. But this year when it snowed, I could just stay home. I'd turn on the fireplace, drink hot chocolate, and work on projects from the comfort of the inside of my house.
march 2014 - more snow
The first day of spring was March 20th this year, but winter wasn't over yet. We had several more snowstorms after the equinox. The snow-covered trees are really quite pretty and I finally pulled out my camera to capture a few of these last snowy days. True to my commitment to stay inside and my tendency to be lazy, all the photos were taken looking out through our windows. Thank goodness for my 200mm lens:
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
march 2014 - more snow
Now that the world outside my cozy lair is finally starting to thaw, I suppose I'll have to come out of my introspective hibernation. I'm looking forward to reuniting with friends and living a more active lifestyle in the warmer months.

3 comments:

Karen Travels said...

I wonder if you were at Syracuse the same time I was down the road at Cortland State! Soooo much snow.

Great pics!

Funnelcloud Rachel said...

Karen - I bet we were! I was there from 1997-2002.

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