growing old, haiku, photography, seasons

Early Spring Snow Shower

Unaware of what lies below them, snowflakes fall thru air that is barely above freezing.  Aware of what lies ahead of me, I rejoice in a partial workaround for growing old.
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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge – Feelings of Spring


Ground Already Warm
|Falling thru cold air,
|oblivious snow flakes will
|melt on the blacktop.

[2019-03-22]  Bummer.  I want to photograph the inspiration for my haiku, but my old hands cannot go more than a few seconds w/o thick gloves in cold weather.

Hmmm.  Tho unheated, my garage gets some warmth leaking from the furnace.  I put on a pair of thin gloves that can be worn while doing some things that previously required bare hands.  I open the garage door and look outside while standing just inside the garage.  Maybe I can work enough of the camera’s buttons while wearing the thin gloves.

The lens zooms too quickly for fine control.  I cannot move forward or backward to compensate for zooming too far out or in.  Oh well, I can crop the image later to compensate for zooming too far out.  Is there a serviceable view in some direction from where I can stand w/o getting too cold?  Hmmm.  I try five views and go with the last one.

While it does illustrate my haiku, my photo is admittedly not of standalone quality.  I can live with that.  Any partial workaround for growing old is a small triumph to savor.

4 thoughts on “Early Spring Snow Shower

  1. I think growing older has mostly theoretical advantages. If my inner thermostat had any outer control mechanism that didn’t involve something knitted, I might find more tangible advantages. As for cold hands, I’ve found two effective, albeit temporary, solutions: run very warm water over my inner wrists — usually for less than 30 seconds (a solution a young woman shared with me more than 30 years ago), and knitted wrist warmers. I’ll send you a photo.

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  2. Hi, Barry, Here’s the photo of a knitted wrist warmer. Worn under a long sleeve, they ward off the chill and my fingers remain nimble. I suppose leather would be more chic than worsted, but pricier. Sue

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