I'm a little under the weather and need to take a couple of days off.
That's "under the weather" in two ways—I'm a bit ill and draggin', and also we're in the midst of a fine, fine snowstorm! It's only the second appreciable snow of the Winter.
The hearth, such as it is. The auditorium chairs you see on the right were taken out of a Masonic Hall about fifty miles from here when the Hall was remodeled...in 1910. They were 60 years old by that time...167 now. They're made of cast iron (painted a dark red that the camera can never quite see) and laminated wood. Still serviceable and sturdy—and kinda steampunk, too.
This storm is nothing like the snows of my youth—when I walked to school through four feet of snow uphill both ways—but it's a proper Winter-wonderland snow. Swirls and whorls of wind, soft powder everywhere, a semi-whiteout. Just lovely; I'm enjoying it very much. Of course I have a fire going in my little gas Franklin stove, back in the otherwise-unheated family room that used to be a one-car garage.
The Winter of '16–'17: better late than never.
It is a challenge to play fetch with a white dog in a snowstorm. Just sayin'.
I hope to be back up and running again by later this week. I'll Tweet when the next new post goes up—follow me at @TheOnlinePhotog.
—The Proprietor AKA Mike
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Jim Bullard: "I know you were joking, but I really did walk to school uphill both ways. I went to a one-room country school for the first six grades. It was a mile and a half away and there was a very large hill between our house and the school. It literally was uphill (halfway at least) both ways. :-) "
Tuomas: "What a wonderful image with the powder snow and gas light going and everything, a vivid mental picture. All the more since we're not getting our usual quota of snow here in Finland, alas, and I do miss it. Trust Mike to write a great little post on how he's not going to write any posts for a while. :-) "
Mike replies: Heh. Thanks for the cheering words Tuomas.
Steve Mason: "There's also nothing like the pure joy of enjoying snow through a dog's unabashedly good time leaping and rolling in it!"