Winter storm brings snow and heavy winds.
New York state is under a state of emergency amid a winter storm that is bringing heavy snow and strong winds. Near-blizzard conditions were reported in parts of eastern Brooklyn and Queens as well as on Long Island Saturday morning.
The snow that has been falling nonstop since last night is said to have accumulated up to 36 inches. The snow that is falling now is in the form of fine powder and has no adhesion, so children cannot even make a snowman. Light and small snow crystals scatter like dust from the sky, giving a shape to the wind whenever the wind blows.
On a snowstorm day like today, we have to stay by the fireplace of the house until the snow stops, to the sound of the wind blowing hard and hitting the house, and the blizzard passing through the empty road.
I tried to capture the snow piled up outside the window with my camera to see how much snow is falling.
The wind engraves the shape of the wind on the snow like this. You can see how strong the wind is.
If more than 10 inches of snow falls and accumulates, the next day is busy clearing the snow. It has been snowing heavily for the past few years since I first moved to the United States. So I bought a snow removal machine and it has been working very well every year.
In 2016, there was a record cold wave. At that time, the sea with the tidal flat nearby was frozen, so I took this picture.
Today's snow has created a natural gutter like below.
There is a landscape that comes back to life when there is a blizzard like this and a lot of snow falls. These are the white snowscapes I saw when I went to Zakopane, Poland in 2008.
A little winter fox sat nearby the gate of the cable car and took pictures with the tourists. As if this happened often, the little fox was not afraid or threatened at all.
I couldn't really capture the energy that the little fox conveyed in a photo, so I tried to express it in a picture like this.
This seems to be the effect and pleasure of painting. Pictures can capture the vitality, strength, and curiosity that are difficult to capture with photography.
The snow still continues to fall and the cold is getting stronger, but I have to deal with it as calmly as the patience of a little fox struggling to survive at a high altitude.
Myungja Anna Koh
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