Putting a Maid of the Mist poncho over my camera, I walked down the steps to the river. I chuckled, knowing my mom would have loved this. She saved all kinds of things because, “You never know when you might need it.” Going through her things after she passed away, I came across the poncho, and like her, I just couldn’t throw it away. A poncho with a rubber band makes a great water barrier for my camera.
After an hour the snow was coming down so wet and heavy that the eagle action was slowing. I knew the roads would not be getting any better so I decided to head back before my little Prius would not make it through the unplowed country roads.
After checking the hourly forecast I decided to settle in and do some photo editing. The predicted sun in the afternoon would provide better conditions for photography and also left me hoping that the road crews would clear a path.
When the sun came out I put on my warm winter gear to shovel the drive but to my surprise opening the garage door I saw my neighbor’s two sons had shoveled it for me. Gratefully, I took off half an hour earlier than planned.