Snow and Wind

outdoor winter scene
Sunday January 31, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | 27 mm f/2.8 | 1/500 s at f/16 | ISO 2500

It started on Sunday afternoon and is expected to continue until Tuesday evening.

outdoor winter scene
Sunday January 31, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/170 s at f/2.8 | ISO 200

I looked out the kitchen window, and the scenery looked much whiter than it did yesterday evening. The wind picked up, pelting snow and sleet sideways. I could hear it hit our home’s siding, like coarse sand being thrown at sheet metal.

outdoor winter scene
Monday February 1, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/30 s at f/9 | ISO 800
outdoor winter scene
Monday February 1, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/500 s at f/9 | ISO 6400

I fed Alphie his breakfast of Friskies Stuf’d & Sauc’d Kick’n With Chicken & Dripp’n in Gravy put the kettle on and set up the Chemex, scale and grinder to make coffee. For breakfast, I wanted to make frumenty with a bit of saffron.

food in bowl with coffee mug and notebook
Monday February 1, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/500 s at f/2.8 | ISO 1600

Our neighbourhood hasn’t seen a snowplough since yesterday. Bhavna and I cleared the driveway last night, but just now, when she realised the situation on the roads, she went back to bed.

outdoor winter scene
Monday February 1, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/500 s at f/16 | ISO 12800

A bit of panic set in as I realised it was Monday 1 February and a month since my contract ended. Job hunting is itself a job, and I want to make today productive.

Monday February 1, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | JC Penny MultiCoated Optics 80-200mm f/4.5 @ 200 mm | 1/640 s at f/8.0 | ISO 800
outdoor winter scene
Monday February 1, 2021 | FujiFilm X-T2 | XF27mmF2.8 | 1/500 s at f/16 | ISO 10000

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