Friday, May 28, 2010

Splattered window


After the rain
Bowling Green, OH, December 2008


On our way down to Florida a while back, we found ourselves surrounded by an ice storm of epic proportions. We had tried to roll out early to beat it out of Ontario, but a few hours south of home, it became apparent Mother Nature would win this one. So we pulled into a hotel in Bowling Green, Ohio - our traditional first-day breakfast stop and the kind of sleepy university town that postcards are made of - and hunkered down for the night.

When morning broke, the world was covered in slushy water and ice, and we'd ultimately spend another few hours driving through the tail end of the storm before blue skies would finally smile on us. Before we hit the road, I wanted to freeze (ha!) the moment somewhat. I wanted to remember what it felt like to be shepherding my family through such a challenging sequence of weather on the way to family and friends. The good stuff loomed a long way down the road, but for now, we were thankful to have the opportunity to experience another chapter in the adventure that is us.

Your turn: What do you see through this window?

4 comments:

Steve Gravano said...

Wow I love the b&w, I'll have to try that on my next window/rain photo.
http://stevegravano.blogspot.com/2010/05/it-was-beautiful-day-today-i-just.html

Michael Manning said...

Carmi: Sort of a "freeze frame"! Very cool to use BW.

kcinnova said...

It's not so much what I see *through* the window, it's what I see the window doing for me. It is protecting me from the outside weather and creating a beautiful scene of its own.

young-ecletic-encounters said...

I haven't a clue what was outside that window but that effect of the camera focusing on the raindrops really intrigues me. Alittle while ago I did a blog going through a storm while traveling down the middle of Atlanta
http://young-eclectic-encounters.blogspot.com/2010/05/atlanta-tour.html