Distance

March 13, 2017

BW photograph of a tractor in a field during a snowstorm.

Copyright 2017 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

Distance is another measure of both time and place.  Traveling a couple of hours and nearly two hundred miles west into the mountains brought a drop in temperature to about 24 degrees and enough of a snowstorm to create whiteout conditions.

BW photograph of clouds moving over snow covered trees.

Copyright 2017 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

It was quite beautiful to watch the transition of the sky and the landscape.

BW photograph of clouds over snow covered trees.

Copyright 2017 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

BW photograph of a large cloud above some trees after a snowstorm.

Copyright 2017 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

And now the time and physical distance between such weather and here is about to close.  The forecast is calling for 12-18″ of snow starting tonight and lasting well into tomorrow.

That changes the perspective.  Part of what made the snow beautiful out there, was not having to do anything but sit in the warmth and look out the window.  Now, back home, the need arises to move it as work will eventually beckon…which leads to yet another point-of-view.  The western part of the state relies on snow and cold as there are a couple of ski resorts in the area.  Given the overall warmth of this winter, February 2017 was the second warmest on record, it has been quite difficult to have, make, and keep snow on the slopes.  This storm will be of economic benefit to those establishments and a welcome opportunity to those who enjoy such activity.

Take care.

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