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Archive for October 12th, 2008

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Sunday, October 12th, 2008

OK, I give. I tried to get good photos of the guy across the street snowblowing a dry sidewalk in his shorts. By the time I recovered from my amazement, grabbed my camera, waited for it to wake up, and took a shot, this was the best one I got.

Mind you, at this point he was at the very back corner of his lot going into the driveway. My telephoto doesn’t do well at that distance.

It’s a shame you can’t see his headgear. I could hear his extra-sized machine across the street (with the windows/doors closed), but he could not.

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Surreal

Sunday, October 12th, 2008

It’s in the 70’s F today, people are enjoying the weather wearing shorts after a week of sweater-chilly days. So I’m working in the living room and there is this very loud motor sound which is proceeding extremely slowly. I think to myself, “street-sweeping truck?”

The sound takes longer than I would expect to proceed past my home. I get up and look out the window.

My neighbor across the street is wearing shorts and heavy-duty construction-style ear protectors, pushing his huge full-sized SNOWBLOWER down the empty cement sidewalk toward my house. Then he slowly turns it around, and proceeds slowly back the way he came.

There has been no frost yet in our neighborhood this season. We probably will not have snow for another few weeks, not even flurries. It won’t stick until Thanksgiving or later.

Odd.