The area around my work has been transforming at an insane rate, but amidst all of the toney shops and shinily anonymous buildings sits the frequent highlight of my semi-daily, sanity-preserving walks--St. Spiridon's Greek Orthodox Church. It's an austere and beautiful building, and a bastion of the organic and the spiritual in an area rapidly losing its human face. I'm not religious, but the presence of this church (which, incidentally, I've never entered) consoles me that 'progress' and 'urban upgrade' haven't entirely anesthetized the 'hood's soul.
So this morning, I went out with my beat-up Pentax Optio and snapped some shots of our house and environs, in the embryonic stages of Winter Wonderland status.
It's an honest-to-God blizzard now. Really. Another trek out, camera in tow, may be in order later.
If you like seeing all this, you should definitely take a look at Rita's Blog, Atomic War Bride. She's a much more adroit shutterbug than yours truly, and has taken some terrific pictures of the snow, and of the world's greatest dog (that'd be, um, our dog, Disco). The first picture of our noble beast on this entry is probably the most beautiful that anyone's ever snapped of her. Kudos, Wife.
And keep warm, all.