Thursday, December 18, 2008

Snow Adventures


View from the bus after we got stuck on the West Seattle Bridge on-ramp

I understand that occasionally cold white flakes fall from the sky, and in many parts of the world, the infrastructure takes it in stride. Not so in Seattle. In Seattle, we panic.

As you may have guessed from the above photo, my bus got stuck in the snow. All of the passengers had to hike down the on-ramp and find another bus stop. Eventually another bus came. It was cramped, standing room only, shoulder-to-shoulder, reminded me of Tokyo during the commuter time. I got to work an hour and a half after I left my house -- normally it takes 20 minutes. That's the short version.

The snow never let up. I left the office a little after noon and waited on the street for a half hour. (I was the only one who made it to work, by the way. Okay, one other guy came in but he left a little before I did.) No one on the street had seen a bus pass by in an hour. No one was sure if one would come. One eventually came. It is colder when you have little hope.

The driver took side streets, an arbitrary adverse weather route. I begged him to let me off by the Chelan Cafe instead of proceeding up Delridge. He did so. I walked home from the West Seattle Bridge in the snow. Cold. Pretty. Tiring.

I brought my D700 and took some photos. Got home and realized my software can't read the high-techness of this fancy camera. Will have to upgrade software. In the mean time, I can convert to jpg and be hokey about it. See above.

Tomorrow I absolutely have to make it into work. Or something. We have Big Work Stuff to get done. Bah.

3 comments:

Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC said...

Hi Christy, wow, sounds like your snow adventures were not fun ones.

I could not get any work done today because my clients all rescheduled, understandably so. So I took my dog for a walk and took my camera. You can check out my blog, www.wildreiki.wordpress.com if interested.

Seattle just does not have the road equipment to deal with something like this, unlike Massachusetts, for example. In the eight years that I have lived in Alki I have not seen anything like this here.

I see that you have published a calendar of your photos, good for you! I have one also, but the focus is more in line with my shamanic work than being just a photo calendar. If interested you can check it out at http://www.cafepress.com/reikishamanic/6246527

best wishes,
Rose

Christy said...

Hi Rose, Thank you for the comment. I definitely have to commend the Metro bus drivers for working as hard as they did under less than ideal conditions. The roads were just awful and I managed to get to work with their help -- even if it took longer.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to check out your site soon. -- Christy

Christy said...

Hi Rose, Thank you for the comment. I definitely have to commend the Metro bus drivers for working as hard as they did under less than ideal conditions. The roads were just awful and I managed to get to work with their help -- even if it took longer.

Thanks for visiting and I hope to check out your site soon. -- Christy