Sunday, December 20, 2009

D.C.'s Historic Snowstorm of 2009

We told you about the disaster that ensues whenever weather comes into our life (read about it here). But for all the ignorance and confusion, we also get to enjoy a lot of "firsts" together with the same innocent excitement. However, I think it is safe to say that the snowstorm that hit D.C. yesterday was a first for most people considering it was the 3rd largest in recorded history. But for those of you who didn't get to wander the snow-covered, post-apocalyptic world of downtown or the winter wonderland of the mall, here's a few of our favorite pictures.

Downtown was filled with countless snow mounds that were once cars.

You thought it sucked to get your car snowed in? Try getting snowed in and getting a snow emergency ticket too. See that partially dug out hole on the top? There's a pink parking ticket in there under the frozen solid windshield wiper.

I love the amazing white landscapes, but also the smaller and less obvious sources of beauty.

Navy Memorial. The statue looks appropriately bundled up.

Like many others, we built a snowman on the Mall. Is it 5 feet or 5 inches tall? We'll never tell.

The National Christmas Tree has got nothing on the Capitol Christmas Tree.

We were happy to see that Capitol police allowed this perfect stereotype of fun in the snow. (We were also jealous of these kids and their sleds)

I would argue that nothing is more beautiful than freshly fallen snow on large trees.

A city blanketed in white to match its most famous residence.

Stay warm and stay safe on the slippery roads. Wishing you a very happy holiday season!

1 comment:

blunoz said...

All of your photos in this post are extraordinary. I especially liked the silver fire hose connections with the cones of snow on top of the red handles and the snowman picture looking down the mall in the background. Great pics - thanks for sharing them with us.