This post was supposed to go out yesterday, Friday Feb 14, but we had a very, very unusual occurrence lastnight that completely distracted me from finishing the editing my photos for this post: an earthquake! Yes, an earthquake in Columbia, SC!! It was so unreal. All of a sudden the house started to shake, furniture rattled on the floor. I was sitting down at the dining room table and my entire body rattled along with the house. It was crazy! I immediately posted to Facebook and it turns out friends as far north as Tennessee and as far west as Atlanta, felt it! This my friends, is what the young hipsters would call “cray cray.” Apparently the epicenter was in southwestern South Carolina near Edgefield, and the earthquake was a 4.1 in magnitude. Not huge but definitely not normal for us around these parts! Now onto the snow and ice and the iTunes giveaway details!
Snow in the South is also an unusual event. The last time it snowed was in 2010 and the time before that 2002 and 2003. Being from Pennsylvania, one would think I would not enjoy the snow here in the South but I actually LOVE it when it snows. I love the smell of the cold crisp air, the overcast, cloudy skies when its snowing, and the quiet and stillness. I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. Here are some of my snaps from the snow at the end January. I wish I could have tried the magnificent snowflake images like the Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov, or the beautiful and delicate frozen bubbles taken in -9º F by Angela Kelly. Maybe next time! Some of these images are macro photos. I am writing a blog post for another day about macro photography. Besides portraits its my favorite type of photography. I never get tired of photographing things up close. For this week’s giveaway I am offering one of my blog commentators a $10.00 iTunes gift card! Who needs some new music on their iPhone? I know I do! For a chance to win, all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog below and share this post using the nifty buttons below to Facebook or Twitter… or both! Winner will be announced on Saturday, February 22, 2014. Please share this giveaway with your friends and family, anyone can enter! See the Rafflecopter box below the photos to enter.