Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Winter Tilt Shift
Yeah, I'm gonna talk about the weather, but it's accompanied by pretty pictures so I hope it's okay. I'm excited that we finally got accumulating snow on Sunday. The snow was wet and fluffy, the kind that sticks to the trees and shrubs like flocking, so I took a few photos when I stopped at the bank on my way home from work. On a whim, I used the tilt shift setting and I think they turned out beautifully.
Last year was a relatively warm and un-snowy winter in Wisconsin. It was my fifth Christmas here, and the first with no snow on the ground. Two years ago this week, I messaged Trevor from Mexico, telling him it was 85 degrees, and he replied that there'd been 14 inches of snow in the past day and that the roof of the Metrodome in Minneapolis had collapsed.
The lack of precipitation last winter exacerbated the drought conditions over the summer, so while it does get tiring shoveling snow and driving in it and dealing with the slush in March, I've been hoping that this year won't be quite like last year. Driving through the Midwest this summer, it was heartbreaking to see acres and acres of brown, parched corn.
So here's hoping for a white Christmas and a good layer of snow the whole winter. Though it'd be nice to avoid a blizzard for another year.