Tuesday, February 16, 2010

slushy morning commute
























after our blizzard last week, we were lucky to be graced with just 3 inches of wet snow that seemed to suddenly evaporate as it hit the streets and sidewalks earlier. no snow plows needed for this one. how was your commute this morning?

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22 comments:

Lara Neusiedler said...

same story here: the snow started to melt, hence swimming pools everywhere :))

Sylvia K said...

I was just telling another east coast blogger that the scenes are so reminiscent of the ones here in Seattle last year. Ah, but today we have sun, blue skies and temps in the 50s!! Of course, who knows what tomorrow will bring??? Hope you have a great week, Lily!

Sylvia

Ian France said...

Awesome photo - you really captured the dreariness of a mid-February morning commute. Nonetheless, it started snowing again, so there is more future slush to be had!

Tarun Mitra said...

Awesome photos...feels cold even by looking at it

Lori said...

It's pretty slushy in the city too, and it's only getting worse with today's snow. It looks pretty coming down though. But I'm still longing for spring!

byron said...

Ian France wrote: ...you really captured the dreariness of a mid-February morning commute.

Definitely. The man leading the group with is head down (probably watching his step) is the center of focus for me. His addition to the scene gives the picture a sullen feel. Funny thing, he may walk that way every day...

I like it.

Daryl said...

YUCK ... we managed to get rid of our slushy intersections quickly and now we have more to deal with .. oh well its what February is all about (aside from our birthday)

Marlene said...

Makes me happy to be here in the NW, where it is just gray skies and some rain.

bobbie said...

That looks awfully wet. But not white!!!

So far, nothing but a dusting today.

VP said...

No snow here and I walk to work every morning in five minutes. It's short and comfy, but somewhat boring...

Martha Z said...

I've done my share of commuting in that stuff. I'm glad I neither commute nor deal with snow anymore.

Anonymous said...

Funny when I got to the Fdale train station this morning I actually shoveled the stairs going up to the platform since the RR did not do it. It's been snowing in NYC all day today. stop already! Kris

ewix said...

Yikes!
Which station was this?
I reverse commuted Penn -Syosset for 8 years.
It was NOT fun!
When are you coming into the city to have tea/coffee?

Jacob said...

I wonder if there was a residue of salt on the streets to make the snow melt so fast...

I really like this photo; it's like you desaturated everything except the red!

Louis la Vache said...

No doubt those of you living in New York are anxious for Spring!

Alexa said...

Well, my commute from Brooklyn to Manhattan is underground, so no worries there. But I still have to muck a couple of blocks through this to get to the subway. This scene looks familiar to me—your local train station?

Kathleen said...

We got very little out here in Southampton..just a dusting on top of the frozen slush..
My commute to the kitchen for coffee was just fine, and then reading the paper was nice and cozy! :)

Wolynski said...

Yuck, I remember this too well. Doc Martens boots are the only ones who withstood this slush.

Great photo of a miserable day.

Lawstude said...

your world is truly different from my world but both have mother nature's gift that we can treasure. thanks for sharing.

Bibi said...

I'm late in commenting on this photo, which looks like Belgrade's slush today...yuck. Good representative photo of an unpleasant part of winter!

mari said...

My commute is about ten seconds. Maybe fifteen. From my bedroom to my study/office. I work at home. But there are days when I wish I had a 'regular' commute like most other people. Even in slushy conditions. There's something about slogging through it with others that keeps it real, makes one feel connected...and somehow, I think your photo captures that.

Ann said...

I don't like slush. This is what I remembered of the Candidan winters I had in the 70s. Not nice, sometimes even the socks get wet.