Seattle's rain has reclaimed its time, but the snow had its say. I'm sorry to see it go, but now I hope the rain and temperature will work together to banish the ice.
I could have easily stayed in all day. I had some skills in that arena even pre-pandemic. But I wanted to see Volunteer Park in all its snowy glory.
I loaded some TriX into the Pentax K1000. Haven't done that in a while. It felt good. I walked north along 12th, stopping now and again to watch people sledding or to make room for faster walkers.
TB, you're right, the freeze melts The Freeze. I've talked to more strangers over the past couple of snowy days than I have in...well, I'm probably about to exaggerate, but the fleeting conversations have been nice, regardless of the distance and masks. If it weren't for the pandemic, I may have even asked to borrow a toboggan. It would have been on one of the closed streets, of course. I looked at some of the bigger, steeper hills and immediatelty assumed I'd slide right into the path of a bus. You can see why I'm blogging late at night and not winning extreme sports competitions.
Volunteer Park was beautiful. I snapped a few photos with the Pentax but quickly exchanged it for a digital camera. Film's expensive, and I didn't trust my ability to meter correctly. I love looking at landscape and nature photos, but I haven't got an eye for it. The shots would not have been all that memorable.
And yet I managed to get a few digital frames that I like. I might print a couple of them and paste them into a journal. I had to do some work on them in Lightroom. After a couple of shots I remembered that the snow was likely playing tricks with the light meter. Don't quote me here, but I think it wants to read the snowy whites as a middle grey, resulting in flat, muddy, underexposed shots.
I hope you're doing well. If you think you should be doing weller (sic), cut yourself some slack. You've made it this far in a lousy year. It's a race between the vaccinations, variants, and stamina now.