I wonder how many Eastern blogs will have "Snow Day" or some version thereof as a title? There really weren't any other options for those of us experiencing the blizzard. (Nearly 24 hours and going strong as I type.)
I slept in, even later than I'd planned because there was no sun to rouse me out of bed. I did make it up, and headed outside for a photo safari that lasted nearly two hours. I started up on the roof of my own building - here's what the streets looked like from above. I hope the people in those cars actually needed to be out driving.
The roof top was pretty neat, with drifts that almost looked beach-like.
And at the request of a neighbor...I took pictures of her snow angel.
After that, I headed down to the streets and wandered about a mile or two afield. I'd originally thought about going all the way down to the monuments, but that really is a long walk, so I turned east instead, toward the Capitol. There is a Catholic church almost directly across the street from my building. I was amazed at the color in this picture - I didn't alter it at all, but it looks almost Christmas card-like.
I also visited the Police Officers Memorial, but the near white out conditions at the time meant that my pictures of the lions in their evergreen wreaths didn't turn out at all. But the memorial is lined with trees that made for a lovely picture. (I turned this one black and white, because it looked cool.)
The Lone Sailor is still on watch at the Navy Memorial, and I guess for once it's okay that his hands are in his pockets.
I wandered further, stopping to look at what I think used to be a guardhouse or something similar.
And at one point I looked around and thought I was entering Narnia...
But no, I was just on the Capitol grounds, and finally at the base of the lawn, I was able to see the Capitol itself (where I'm told there were Senators actually working.)
This pic is also Black and White because it looked so much better this way.