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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.

Yup…it is cold and snowy (and a few things I saw on my walk)

The above temperature is what we woke up to here in WNY. I know it is not nearly as cold as the Mid-West, but geeze ‘o man it is cold. I went out in it only briefly today (to split some logs for the wood-burning stove and then to the store fore a bottle of wine…necessities on both accounts), and no I did not ride a bike; I walked. It’s not that there is that much snow–we’ve had far more than this–but it’s the wind, the incredible wind, that makes it difficult when it is so cold. But at the same time it can be so very beautiful. Anyhow, on my short walk to the store I took a few photos and thought I’d share. And yes, as is usual custom in Buffalo, the bars stayed open and were quite full of revelers. So I stopped in for one on my way home.

Urban Simplicity.