Saturday, January 26, 2008

Day 27 POTD- Winter Gear


This is standard winter gear in my corner of the world. Some of you really know what I'm talking about! Note the beloved snow blower, which actually started most of the time this winter. Then there's the de-icer, for when your windshield completely ices over, including on the inside of the car. I have a little heat blanket, large clunky boots, a Russian hat, 16 foot jumper cables (only needed 3x this winter), and the most beloved item of all. . . . See that key chain dangling down off the box of the jumper cables? It has an Auto Start on it! Doug got me this for my birthday in August, and this means I can sit in my office when it's 20 or 30 below, start and warm up my car! Oh, bliss, oh, joy! There's still the challenge of getting to the car and clearing the windows, and driving on ice, but sometimes it's warm in my car!

Shot in manual mode; exp:1/60; f/5; 31mm with my 18-135 mm lens ; ISO 400; white balance: sunny

14 comments:

Ljonezy said...

Boy Angela - your photos and los are incredible. I love the blended photo. I saw the lo with the torn paper on another gallery. Totally loved it. And I'm so glad the ice stuff isn't here!!! tee hee hee

cari said...

That is a great photo for just being winter gear!
Cari

Krystle said...

Oh I wish we needed all that! We've gotten maybe a dusting :( Nice capture.

Val said...

Looks like here! brrr.

ktinnc07 said...

I don't know where you live...but where I grew up in Northern MN...it was so cold we used to have to plug the cars in at night so they would start in the a.m.! lol

Great composition....

pat said...

:-D This is GREAT!! Having lived in Minnesota for several years, I can sympathize/empathize with this shot.

Margaret said...

Nice shot. That winter gear looks quite familiar to me! We're sure using ours a lot right now!

Kristi said...

This makes me oh so glad I live in FL!!!

Gypsy Girl said...

I would never leave my house if I had to be in below 0 weather. I love the photo with the summer and winter blending

Toni said...

Burrrr,.... Cant wait till spring!

Chell said...

It is nice to capture the "everyday" things good job..

Becky said...

Great idea for a photo, Angela. You can tell you know what you're doing up there. Looks much like our garage except we have no snowblower--we overpay a guy to plow and underpay DS to shovel instead.

Amy said...

What a cool shot of your winter gear! I also live in a land of snow, so I can really appreciate all of your items.

Jackie said...

Oh this is great...love the idea of the key with the auto start :)