Guess what we ended up NOT doing this weekend? Everything mentioned in the previous post, except for visiting Troy’s grandma. That one we did. And oh what a journey it was. Mother Nature suddenly decided that it was the perfect time for a snowsquall so while we were driving down to the nursing home, snow started falling like crazy and soon, voila! It was instant winter wonderland. We got to the nursing home late as everyone had to drive slow on the highways due to the crappy weather but grandma seemed happy to see us so, yeah, mission accomplished.
When we got back home this afternoon, Troy had to shovel the snow from the sidewalk in front of our house and our driveway. Mind you, we happen to live in an area that gets a lot of snow in the winter. It’s not officially winter yet but if you look outside our window, it definitely looks like winter. Tonnes of snow out there. Somebody will have to shovel the snow tomorrow morning.
Living in a snowdumped area, it’s likely that we’re going to be stuck inside a lot this winter. I’ve come up with some photography projects to do to kill the time and to keep me sane. Doing some still life TTV shots is one. I’ve ordered a cheap-ass macro filter set from eBay just for this purpose. I also have a bunch of found negatives and slides to scan. Peeking at the lives of some strangers from the bygone eras through the images is rather fascinating. I’m also trying to come up with a project to do with my last pack of Polaroid 600 film. As you may know, Polaroid has stopped the production of instant films, which is a shame. I’m sure I’ll come up with something when I’m bored enough and when I do, I’ll let you know.
And now, it’s time for me to sleep. We’re supposed to be getting 15–25 cm. of snow overnight. Oh joy!