White Night

By: Gustav Hoiland

Feb 08 2013

Category: Uncategorized

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Aperture:f/2.8
Focal Length:100mm
ISO:3200
Shutter:1/14 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Sky Deliverance

The shoe-boot hybrid was once warm, waterproof, lovable, even stylish. But now, within three blocks of wet snow, both feet are overcome by a new habitat. A sponge-like terrain that efficiently channels water upwards until socks are waterlogged. A veritable squish with every step, and the degree of coldness that discourages one at the outset from taking the scenic route home.

I figured if the power went out I’d be able to at least read by the overcast light pollution. Seeing the flawed logic there, I guess I’ll just have to hope for some raging fires to light up my pages. I’ll still have to contend with the snow’s ever-increasing coverage of my windows.

What are the ethics of stealing (or borrowing) a shovel if it’s used to clear the paths for neighbors? Before I got deep into that I realized all my real winter gear is back in the homeland – the real boots, real jackets and snow pants and goggles and mits. Such it is.

Warm inside.

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