It’s a cold and monochrome world…

That ugly name the meteorologists have coined ‘The Polar Vortex’ has returned to our land.  The temperatures, while not as cold as in some places like the northeast, have been bone chillingly cold.  Cold as in waking up to 4 degrees with the wind whipping resulting in wind chills of -10.  Going out, if you are brave enough (some would call it silly enough), meant layers upon layers, boots, puffer coats, gloves, scarves and something to protect your face because that cold and wind felt like little icicles jabbing you in the face.  I’ve yet to find a pair of gloves that keep my hands warm all the way to the tips of my fingers.

This photo was taken in a nearby park last month when the world looked the same as it does today but we were at a balmy 30 degrees.  A semi-frozen creek is framed by the only green things growing around here now, pine trees.  The rivers around here have little ice flows slowly floating in them and while I think it would make a great shoot… I miss the southwest very much now!

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21 Responses to It’s a cold and monochrome world…

  1. Nancy says:

    Brrrr….. Brrrr……!!!
    But, I will say that the snowy weather makes for beautiful shots.
    But, like you…. I just can’t be “silly” enough to get out there in the cold to photograph when I visit that area of the world. (Wait… I use to do that all the time!) My blood is thinner now.
    We miss you out here in the Southwest!

  2. Timothy Price says:

    Cold is the normal state of temperatures during winter. Polar Vortex. These people really worry me with their silly names to explain the fact that it gets cold in the wintertime.

  3. A. Blake says:

    It is freezing outside and now it’s snowing again!!!! But it’s the price we pay for living in the MidAtlantic!

  4. Lovely image. Yes, the cold is a nuisance but we are halfway through February. Come on spring!

  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Yep, that’s winter, all right. Ain’t it about time it got outta Dodge? I just a tad bit over it.

  6. Lignum Draco says:

    Lovely photo but I can’t even begin to imagine such cold. You’re brave to venture out with a piece of metal in your hands. Does the camera function alright?

  7. Oh talking about cold… 😀 Similar temperature here now – gosh, I am so glad that it is warmer! 😀
    The monochrome image is equally beautiful as the colorful one!

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