|Composite of multiple exposures while rotating the camera|
Like many in Northern Virginia, I was caught in the traffic snarl during yesterday's "Thunder Snow Storm." I have never experienced anything quite like it before and don't want to again -- and I was more fortunate than some. For those not in the area, the precipitation started just as some people were being released early from work (around 3pm). It changed quickly from rain to sleet to wet heavy snow with snowfall rates of 2-3 inches per hour. The combination of the sudden flux of traffic and the snow brought traffic to a dead stop. The snowplows were useless because the roads were clogged with immobile cars. Basically, I left work at 4:30pm and was in standstill traffic for the next five and half hours. Finally at 10pm I was able to turn onto a side street back towards my office. I was only about a mile away, but it took me another 30 minutes. I spent the night in my office and went home in the morning around 6am. I passed over a dozen cars that had been abandoned, either because they were hopelessly stuck or had run out of gas. I heard on the news that it took some people 10-12 hours to make it home. Completely unreal.
|Bed of pink|
|Reaching for the light|
I hope you will join me in revolting against the winter snow and find something colorful to help you remember that spring is less than 2 months away.