February 6, 2010
06 Feb 2010

Bring the calm: Winter blizzard 2010

A few sights and thoughts from the comfort of my home in the middle of the largest snowstorm/blizzard or “snowmageddon” as we are calling it after all the news media hype.

DC Photography | Winter Blizzard 2010
My neighbor walks above what used to be our parking spots. It looks like we have gotten 22-inches as of 11 a.m. Saturday February 6, 2010. That bit of red is my neighbors kayak peeking out from on top of his car. © Garrett Hubbard

The snow comes and continues to wrap my world in a quietness that I love. Maybe it’s the slowdown of life that I long for which is in short supply in D.C. and often in my life as well. You see our city is consumed by the busyness because we have this seemingly unquenchable thirst for achievement and success. Sometimes, I can’t seem to help myself and find that I become a little like my surroundings. For example, I will be at home for four days in the month of February and the rest of the days I will be on the road on assignments. That makes living life and loving my friends and community a bit more difficult. Over the past two-and-a-half years in D.C. I’ve taken great steps to cut down on the projects I take on to make sure that I live my life without regrets. I’ve chosen to work less, earn less, and give more. This has brought a contentment, peace, and joy to my life and I’m looking forward to living 2010 in the same way. Thankfully my schedule in February is the exception more than the rule.

Before you mourn my loss of the month of February, please realize that the tears I wipe away may seem like crocodile tears to you since it is the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver that takes me away. I’ll be sharing more Olympic related photos soon.

DC Photography | Winter Blizzard 2010
The view from my back deck. Correction, this is the view from inside my warm house looking over my back deck as of 11 a.m. Saturday February 6, 2010. © Garrett Hubbard

4 replies
  1. IaCris says:

    This is preparation for the conditions in Vancouver..

  2. allison says:

    We’re supposed to get another 5-6 inches tomorrow!!! YAY! Love the picture of Mark. Kind of neat how his blue jacket pops out against the white snow.

  3. Anonymous says:

    OH MY GOSH!!! I’ve been hearing about how the airport & the federal government has been closed. This is most unusual for DC isn’t it? I love your pics especially the deck! How hard is it to get around? I guess there are no snow days for newspaper men!


  4. M. S. Kirk says:

    looks like Wisconsin!! now you are ready to move out here right? Well, maybe not, thought i would try, oh well.

    have a blast in Vancouver! i would love to just follow you arround and carry your bags, keep us up to date with as mich as you can…if you have the time or energy that is.

    Matt K

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