I was nervous about this week's photo challenge. This was my first time participating in this blogging challenge. When the topic was announced, I was concerned that I would not get the picture I wanted. I didn't have a particular vision, but I knew that I wanted something with snow or ice.
But that same day it started to snow. It was a weekday, and I had only a few minutes to capture a few shots with my camera. The rest of the day I would be inside working, and by the time the work day was over, it would be dark.
That morning I capture a shot of our mailbox. But I wasn't feeling it. The next day we still had some snow on the ground. On my way out to work, I grabbed a few more shots. I took some images of the snow in the pine needles of the neighbourhood trees.
Last night it started to snow, and it snowed all night. It wasn't a lot of snow. I think we got about five inches of snow. In the morning, my son cleared the snow from the driveway and Bhavana's car. Later that afternoon I convinced Bhavana and Kiran to take a trip into Princeton with me. Kiran wanted some supplies from the paper store, and Bhavana wanted to help me with my project.
It was cold in Princeton. The sky was cloudy, and the wind knifed through our layers of clothing. I had hoped to do some street photography, capturing images of Princeton University students or shoppers walking around town. But few people were about, and most people looked at me strangely when I took their photo. I got a shot of some ladies enjoying hot coffee outside the Dunkin Donuts.
We bought some birthday cards. My sister-in-law celebrated her birthday in November, but I had not found the right card for her. We stopped at Rojo's for coffee and espresso drinks. Bhavana tried a macchiato for the first time. She loved it.
After picking up dinner -- pizza at Jule's and shawarma and falafel sandwiches at Mamouns -- we stopped at the Princeton Public Library to use the restroom where Kiran found some used books to add to her collection. She loves books. We paid for her loot and then headed home.
It was while trying to decide which beer to have with my pizza that I remembered I had a bottle of mead in the fridge. While reading the label, I saw the "WELL CHILLED" on the bottle. At that moment I knew what photo I wanted for the weekly challenge.
The Tuesday Photo Challenge is a weekly theme-based challenge for photographers of all kinds to share both new and old photography. This week's theme is cold.
forgivingjournal11th January 2017 at 2:23 AM
Perfect! Love this 🙂 Nice to have your contribution to Frank's challenge. Welcome -- Debbie
Khürt Williams11th January 2017 at 7:12 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome, Debbie.
forgivingjournal11th January 2017 at 11:15 AM
Khürt Williams11th January 2017 at 12:30 PM
You signed your previous comment Debbie.
The Showers of Blessing11th January 2017 at 12:37 AM
Wonderful story. Thank you for sharing. I posted some floating ice photos I took from our Alaska trip. The good thing about the challenge is that it's up to your interpretation. I follow back.
Khürt Williams11th January 2017 at 7:13 AM
I want to make sure all my images have a story. Even better is the image tells the story all on it's own.
The Showers of Blessing11th January 2017 at 9:21 PM
That's a fantastic way. I also did that in my posts a lot of time. I show the sequence of the events by photos. I may add a caption here and there, but the photos tell a story!
Khürt Williams12th January 2017 at 9:37 AM
I do follow your blog and most of the other participants to the photo challenge. However, I don't use the WordPress "follow" feature. I am old school geek who's been on the Internet and the web since 1992. I subscribe to blogs via RSS feeds using the Feedbin service. Feedbin allows me to aggregate and organize RSS feeds by category/topics and date. I read the feed content via feed readers on my iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or any web browser. I can cache the feeds and read them offline when traveling. It's like having a magazine that never ends.
The Showers of Blessing12th January 2017 at 4:51 PM
Steve9th January 2017 at 10:13 PM
Great blog, and instagram feed. Followed both.
Khürt Williams12th January 2017 at 9:39 AM
Thanks Steve. Checking out your IG now.
judithreid9th January 2017 at 3:25 PM
Great interpretation !! 🙂