Monday, February 8, 2010
Thirteenth Street NE where it crosses Tenneessee, just north of Constitution Avenue, at 10 a.m. yesterday.
The sunshine yesterday turned the landscape into an aqua-white, sparkling, sculptural environment, the likes of which I have never seen since I've been here. Snow looks white, but in sunlight, it's aqua. I checked even without my sunglasses (that was painful!) to make sure it wasn't the shades. Nope. Snow in sunlight is aqua.
I didn't notice anyone's mood heading south yesterday. Why is it that I continually forget how intrepid DC citizens are? They play the hand they are dealt, always, even when they don't like it. I saw a few people driving around, perhaps just to show that they could. Or maybe they're so used to driving around that they couldn't stand to let the whole day pass without getting behind the wheel.
A client and her husband built a gigantic, authentic igloo in Lincoln Park that I'm going to go take pictures of in a minute. How cool is that? Somehow they had on hand a saw that cuts snow, at an angle, so the blocks fit together perfectly, creating igloo structural integrity. Of course such a thing has to exist, but I'd never thought about it before.
I had a busy day working with shoulders aching from all the shoveling and igloo building, a great day. Today will be just as busy. The mood in the house here on Tennessee remains convivial. The camaraderie continues! Sweet.
Our front yard yesterday a.m.