It is a quiet morning even though so many people are on the street.
Snow seems to quiet things even as it falls lightly on a spring day. The flakes are more like clumps sometimes falling in a direct line to the pavement and the people walking past my view wear everything from watch caps and anoraks and fleece jackets to carrying brightly colored umbrellas. The snow has it’s many iterations, swirling with the wind in confused direction and then that angle that lands the flakes on your eyelids no matter what you do.
There are birds tweeting, confused in this crazy March that promises to bring spring.
Still the sounds are muffled by the wet snow and we can embrace the rhythm of it’s falling. Quietly sipping coffee from behind the steamed panes.
I slept through our most recent snowfall. So disappointed to miss the falling flakes, but woke to a fresh white blanket covering our little carriage path.
I was lucky enough to see this video from my @webchickbot. She was experiencing snow at the same time.
I just keep playing this over and over.
A white day full of muffled sounds. Almost everything a whisper.
The snow is still falling and the sky is the same strange yellow as last night. Perfect symmetry 12 hours later. It has been a night and day of quiet observation. An occasional muffled voice heard with the crunch of boots on newly fallen snow. It is a joy to be so quiet on the inside too.
The sky is a weird yellow and the snow has already covered the cards and sidewalks. It’s 9pm. We have less than an inch. I’m planning on adding a number of widgets here on the blog tonight.
This is what it looked like in our courtyard yesterday. Over night the wind was blowing so hard that all the windows were covered in snow and we couldn’t see outside. I found this little gap and shot the neighbors doing some shoveling. Of course after they had spent an hour doing this the snow removal firm showed up and plowed. Silly people.
We usually are parked out there. But with the help of our pals David and E we put our car in a garage for friday, sturday, and Sunday. We’ll shovel a bit and get it back in place. Thing is we are expecting snow again on tuesday and wednesday.
This is our second huge storm since moving downtown.
This is a photo of the first big snow this year. It was also the first snow at our new residence. This is the view from our balcony as neighborhood fellows tried to clear the pavers for cars to make it out. That’s our VW Jetta under about 10 inches of snow.
I found the geometry amusing.
My friend jacob albablank commented on Flickr That it was a snow installation.
I need to have a couple friends at the ready next time to make a piece. A drawing with the snow — an installation.
Tags: snow, installation, art piece, philadelphia