Snow and the Supermoon

My dad emailed me at about 6 p.m. on Saturday the 19th, letting me know about the supermoon that was supposed to be in the sky that evening. An avid weather-watcher, he suggested we probably wouldn’t be able to see it thanks to our cloud cover, but gave us a heads up anyway.

Our living room curtains are usually drawn because we don’t have a blind and the window faces the street– anyone could see anything in our house if we didn’t keep the curtains shut. So when we stepped outside after darkness fell, I was truly shocked to see the amount of snow that showed up over the span of a few hours.

I knew it wouldn’t be clear enough to see the moon, no matter how large it was supposed to be, but the giant snowflakes turning everything white was a surprise. So much for rain boots.

As soon as we started walking I told Matt I wanted to go to my favourite tree to take pictures. It’s this huge, spindly mass of branches right near a street light and every time we go for a walk, I notice how lovely it looks at night.

On the way back I played around a bit with my shutter speed and the rapidly accumulating snowflakes on the lens for some abstract results.

I guess this is what the first day of spring looks like here!

On a negative note, until the weather figures out what it’s doing, I think I’m going to have to lay off of my initial attempts at C25K– the slush and snow is ridiculous for running, and I don’t want to pay for a gym membership. Once everything clears up I won’t have to worry about sliding all over the place. In the meantime, it’s back to indoor cardio.

Looks like I’ll be waiting till November 14, 2016 to see that supermoon.

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