Perception is reality, they say.
They are right. Dagnabbit.
In December, I was lulled into actually believing we might be in for an easy winter here in Syracuse, N.Y.
That was way back when it was an average of 10, 15, 20 degrees Fahrenheit warmer than our usual blustery cold in the Northeast of the United States, and with so very little snow fallen.
Three weeks ago.
Now I’m looking for new morning ways to capture the white stuff with my iPhone 6 or iPad Air to best present how much fell while my dear wife Karen, Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle and I were sleeping in our Little Bitty in the Syracuse city neighborhood of Eastwood.
Yesterday before I let our pooch out for her a.m. relief, I went back inside to grab the iPad because I decided the just-past-dawn porch lighting caught the snow that had built up on the top step in an interesting way.
Then before I cleared our cars and the driveway so Karen could take off for her drive downtown to work at SMG, I pulled the iPad out again for a shot of the garbage can and recycling bins I’d set out the night prior for collection.
Yes, the Lake Effect snow has hit us hard the last two days.
The big daily snow chart from the Tuesday morning paper says we’ve now had 30.4 inches of snow in Syracuse. The ’15-’16 red line was hardly above zero at the start of this month.
Our normal winter brings 124.5 inches. So now I feel like we’re really in for some snowy weeks ahead, I write this after I just took the photo above from our living room window.
What type of season have you had so far this January? Would you prefer a few inches of snow a week spread throughout the winter, or all of it to come in a couple of big storms, and why? Which is your favorite photo, and why?