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A few things I saw while walking in the snow today…

So I’ve said this before (regarding all-weather bike riding) but I have to say it again…I may be a little crazy–ok, a lot crazy–but I’m not stupid. If the weather gets too bad I just walk, and that’s what I did today. This winter–even by Buffalo standards–has been a challenging one to say the least. I’m not sure when they started naming winter storms (is this something new?) but this one is called Winter Storm Neptune. Anyhow, I was feeling the effects of cabin fever this morning and took an elongated walk to a coffee shop. I took a few photos, these are my favorites. Click any for a larger view.

Urban Simplicity.

A few things I saw while walking in the snow today…

So I’ve said this before (regarding all-weather bike riding) but I have to say it again…I may be a little crazy–ok, a lot crazy–but I’m not stupid. If the weather gets too bad I just walk, and that’s what I did today. This winter–even by Buffalo standards–has been a challenging one to say the least. I’m not sure when they started naming winter storms (is this something new?) but this one is called Winter Storm Neptune. Anyhow, I was feeling the effects of cabin fever this morning and took an elongated walk to a coffee shop. I took a few photos, these are my favorites. Click any for a larger view.

Urban Simplicity.

Snow White Buffalo in Black-and-White

So last night the huge winter storm that clobbered the Midwest hit Buffalo en route to New England. The weather predictions were only for 8-10″ of snow but it ended up being more like two feet. I had off of work and had a few errands to run so I bundled up, grabbed a camera, and walked (I thought about riding a bike but the side streets still had at least a foot of snow on them). Anyhow, it was really a beautiful walk. I walked for probably a few miles and was so bundled up I was actually sweating even though the temperature was something like 11F. Anyhow, here’s a few of what I saw. Click any for a slightly larger view.

Urban Simplicity.

Snow White Buffalo in Black-and-White

So last night the huge winter storm that clobbered the Midwest hit Buffalo en route to New England. The weather predictions were only for 8-10″ of snow but it ended up being more like two feet. I had off of work and had a few errands to run so I bundled up, grabbed a camera, and walked (I thought about riding a bike but the side streets still had at least a foot of snow on them). Anyhow, it was really a beautiful walk. I walked for probably a few miles and was so bundled up I was actually sweating even though the temperature was something like 11F. Anyhow, here’s a few of what I saw. Click any for a slightly larger view.

Urban Simplicity.

Abigail…too cute for words

This is Abigail, I met her on my walk home from work today. The human that she owns was walking with her and she was being stubborn, not wanting to move. It’s all I could do is smile. I asked her human if I could take Abagail’s photo to which he agreed, but he also said that she didn’t like people much so she would likely ignore me. After I pet her (at which she did basically ignore me) I knelt down with the camera and she came right up to it and posed. Just for a few seconds of course, but long enough for me to snap a few photos. These are two of my favorites. Thank you Abigail for making my day, and for your human to allowing me to take your photo.

Urban Simplicity.

Abigail…too cute for words

This is Abigail, I met her on my walk home from work today. The human that she owns was walking with her and she was being stubborn, not wanting to move. It’s all I could do is smile. I asked her human if I could take Abagail’s photo to which he agreed, but he also said that she didn’t like people much so she would likely ignore me. After I pet her (at which she did basically ignore me) I knelt down with the camera and she came right up to it and posed. Just for a few seconds of course, but long enough for me to snap a few photos. These are two of my favorites. Thank you Abigail for making my day, and for your human to allowing me to take your photo.

Urban Simplicity.

A couple things that I saw while walking this evening…

Despite the calm look of these photos it was quite wind this evening, and I shot these just before it started to rain. I had gone out for a walk as this was by far the warmest evening of the year thus far (66F).  I of course took a camera with me, and these are a couple of the things that I say; Allen Street and Days Park.

Urban Simplicity.

A couple things that I saw while walking this evening…

Despite the calm look of these photos it was quite wind this evening, and I shot these just before it started to rain. I had gone out for a walk as this was by far the warmest evening of the year thus far (66F).  I of course took a camera with me, and these are a couple of the things that I say; Allen Street and Days Park.

Urban Simplicity.

Sometimes I Gotta Use My Feet…

If you’ve been to this blog before then you know that I like to ride bicycles as transportation. A lot. And I often comment on how much more a person sees while on a bike rather than being stuck in a plastic and metal shell more commonly known as an automobile. Many of my photos, in fact, were taken while on my bike, which would be nearly impossible if I was driving a car. Well, to drop this down a few octaves further, sometimes I just have to walk…sometimes I just gotta use my feet. Walking, especially when there is no actual destination or time-frame, can be meditative for me; a great way to clear my head and/or think about things. Last night was such a walk. Armed with a camera and an iPod for music, and slightly fortified with a few beers in my belly, I went for a really lovely late evening autumn walk. And here are a few of the things I saw a long the way.

Urban Simplicity.