In the End…

March 8, 2015

BW photograph of a circular firepit covered with snow

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

…we received a bit more than ten inches of snow during the most recent storm.

BW photograph of footprints through the snow with trees to the side and background

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Given that schools were closed, and once the snowfall ceased, many were out-and-about making tracks everywhere.

BW photograph of telephone poles across a snow covered hill

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Having had about as much cabin fever as could be tolerated, it certainly seemed to be time to make a different kind of tracks and take a bit of a road trip.  More importantly, the sun was out and the skies were mostly clear so there was no form of precipitation whatsoever coming down.

BW photograph of fence posts crossing a snow covered hill

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All of that made for a very pleasant drive…

BW photograph of a crashed auto bumper in a snowbank beside a road

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which stood in stark contrast to the conditions during the storm-they were quite hazardous as the icy sleet and heavy snows made for a very rough go.

BW photograph of a crashed auto bumper in a snowbank beside a road

Copyright 2015 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

These remains were located near the bottom of a blindly curving hill that can be uncomfortable in good weather if one is moving too quickly.  It would have been especially difficult when covered in icy snow-even if doing the speed limit-as the forward momentum of a few tons of steel, aluminum, plastic, rubber, and glass would want to keep going straight rather than make the sweeping arc to the right.  This is what was left behind from just one of the many accidents and various vehicles that left the road as the storm blanketed our area.  Even with all of the technology available in modern transportation, especially on occasions such as the one just past, vehicles are still no match for the physics and atmospherics of weather.

Take care.

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