Snowmagedon 2014! – Snow Portraits
Today I was at a loss as to what to blog about and then it snowed. I took images with my iPhone when it first started and posted them to Facebook and Instagram. When my son got home he couldn’t wait to go outside and “make a snowman”. Normally he has a snack before he does anything, but not today. He was way too excited to do something as mundane as eating. So I directed him as to what to wear. You know you have to wear layers in the cold and especially in the snow, but he wasn’t too sure how to layer himself. Anyway, once he was redressed, off he went to play in the snow by himself.
About 5 minutes after he had gotten outside with his snowboard one of the neighborhood children came across the street to play with him. Next, one of the children from next door came over to play as well, along with our neighbor’s dad. Snowballs were flying, children were ducking and then the sledding began.
It has been about 2 years since the last snow, so of course I had to participate. Well, not in the traditional sense. I decided to go outside and capture some images because trying to photograph behind the glass front door was a bit prohibitive. Since I do not have a waterproof housing for my camera, I had to DIY it by using a plastic bag. Hey, don’t laugh, it worked.
Evidently the snow was irresistible because my husband brought the dog outside so he could run around. We all stood around watching the children sled and my neighbor even got in on the action while his wife filmed it with her smartphone. Luckily my husband decided to work from home today, otherwise he could have been stuck in this horrific traffic for several hours. He works 35 miles from our home, so I know it would have taken him quite a bit of time to get here. My son had a dentist appointment, which I promptly cancelled. No need to put myself out there if I didn’t have to.
Today was a good day. I’m glad I have the type of career that allows me to capture wonderful, fleeting days like today. It’s not just a memory, but a physical memory that we can hold on to and even review when the time suits us. I believe it is extremely important for families to document their lives. It’s also important to have others to document their lives to make sure that all members of the family are present. I try to include myself when I can so my son doesn’t look back at those images and say “where’s mommy?” Actually he and I take a lot of selfies so maybe I’m covered!
Hopefully everyone survived all of this snow and arrived home safe and sound. Below are a few images I captured today. I hope you can feel the fun they were having. I know I could.
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