We are struggling mightily to get out of winter in the Northwest. It snowed yesterday in Vancouver as well as out at the ocean. For the Oregon beaches it was the first March snow storm since 1966! The consequence of this slow transition is we haven’t had nice days or even showers and sun breaks which are typical for this time of year.
An empty coal train is about to enter Tunnel 1.5 near North Bonneville, Wa. A winter snow storm has left a dusting on the ground throughout the Columbia River Gorge.
I can feel my photographer self suffering from the lack of interesting light. I’ve wanted several times to run out and photograph but the gray just isn’t motivating. I have a few images in mind but really a clear or partly cloudy day would suit them better than the rain and gray skies. Things are bad enough that a couple of days ago I found myself photographing the trees blowing in the wind because that was the most interesting thing happening. Don’t get me wrong, I like photographing that stuff but I’m in the mood for real light soon!
A change in the weather will come. It always does. In the mean time I continue to share my snowy gray day images because winter still has a hold on us.