Sunday, December 19, 2010

(Day 353) Ah, back to reality

We made it home. safely. For which we are thankful. We caught a glimpse of our reality late on Saturday evening in North Carolina. We first thought that the glare of the headlights on Interstate 95 was reflecting off sand at the side of the road - wrong ! That was S N O W !

More confirmation came in Virginia, and today I managed a few shots through the front windshield (at 120 kph/75 mph - oops, sorry) in New York state. The photo tells the story. (I'm starting to feel more in the Christmas spirit already).

Thank you all for your thoughtful comments and well wishes for our journey - they were very much appreciated. I will respond, and get back to my visits tomorrow. First, blissful sleep.

(10-22mm  f10  1/250 sec  ISO200)

Oh, and I didn't forget about Sunset Sunday - I have this from our last evening in Florida:

(10-22mm  f14  1/60 sec  ISO200)

 

21 comments:

Carolyn Ford said...

Quite a contrast...watery sunset and SNOW! Merry Christmas to you and yours and I am glad you are all home safe and sound...

Dawn said...

Haha...I was going to say "quite the contrast"...but saw that had already been taken;))
Okay...a contradiction of sorts.
So? Do you like the clear, cold, blue.....
or the mellow, yellow, warmth?
:))
MERRY CHristmas:))

darlin said...

Welcome to Christmas and back to Canada. I'm glad to hear that you made it home safe and sound and sheesh, you're as bad as I am driving and taking shots! But we won't tell anyone.

Beautiful sunset! Thanks for the reminder, I even have one on my p&s that I forgot I shot today, I was going to say tonight but it was only about 4:15! It's nowhere near your magnificent shot but it's a sunset nonetheless, something I haven't seen here in a long time.

Sweet dreams.

CarreraCaballo said...

What a contrast! But it id always best at home :-D

Greetz,


Joseph

Ruth said...

Good to hear you made it safely.Enjoy the snow and the winter weather.
Blessings,Ruth

Farmchick said...

Glad you had safe travels.

Scott said...

So glad that you made it home safe and sound. I love this sunset shot especially for the shadows shooting towards us.

Barefoot from Heaven said...

Gooooooodmorning my friend. How was the trip? sorry I missed half of it.....I was playing around outdoors having fun building a snowman....Looks you had a swell time tooo.
Talk soon.D

S. Etole said...

Looks like you are going to need those Florida reminders of sunshine and warmth for awhile.

The Whimsical Gardener said...

So happy to hear you've made it back to the great white north safely! We won't be having a white Christmas here this year...82F in the forcast for tomorrow!

marty said...

je suis contente que vous soyez arrivés chez vous! et maintenant c'est la dure réalité de
la vie : le froid et la neige !! mais c'est
beau et Noël va te réchauffer le coeur !
plein de bisous !

Leovi said...

A beautiful sky and wonderful evening.

imac said...

Hello Rick, welcome home to the real weather,lol.
Beautiful shots.

Soraia said...

Beautiful, as always :D

flutietootie said...

Nice photo. I love how the sky in the first image interacts with the road it is just very striking.

Rick said...

Thank you Carolyn ! Contrast is right - brrrr ! I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the new year!

Dawn - after 1 day back in the cold, I'm going to vote for the mellow, yellow, warmth ! A merry Christmas to you and yours too !

LOL Darlene - I couldn't have the project 365 gods mad at me for a 2nd day so I had to make some photos myself ;-) Thanks for your support (btw - I loved your sunset - so nicely frames).

Rick said...

Agreed, Joseph !

Thank you Ruth - I will try to be content whatever the circumstances. I hope you're doing well.

Thank you Farmchick !

I appreciate your comments Scott - thank you.

Rick said...

Hi Dag - the trip was uneventful (the way I like it - no bad weather other than some hard rain). I saw on your blog that you have a real Canadian winter going on there ! Enjoy - je kun er toch niks aan doen !

Ha ha - I think you're right Susan ;-)

Cat - 82F !! Phew - sounds like you need to be sharing some of that global warming ! Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment - appreciated.

Rick said...

Marty - thank you, and yes, now I'm in the cold and snow, but am also getting into the Christmas spirit. Many bisous from the land of snow and cold to the land of snow and cold ;-)

Thank you Leovi !

Ha ha - thank you mac ! I hope you haven't hurt your back with all that shovelling !

Rick said...

Thank you Soraia !

Thanks for dropping by and commenting flutietootie !

Tricia said...

Ohhh sooo pretty, both pics! Love that blue sky, but I also love a bright sun burst sunset! =)