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07 February 2011
The Creative Exchange: Keep the Home Fires Burning
Dad's work boots, Feb. 2011, Magdalena, NM
Over at The Creative Exchange the ongoing theme is "camera in one hand, heart in the other," and this image, simple and quotidian as it may seem, totally embodies that for me. Like much of the U.S. we got more than our share of foul winter weather last week, and here in New Mexico we got a weird (and thankfully rare) double-whammy of snow and bitter cold with Tuesday's near-foot of snow and temperatures below zero(F) all day Wednesday and -25 Wednesday night. Through all of this, my dad kept the wood coming in (I did learn a few years ago to keep a good stash in the garage for wet storms, and he has kept that well stocked) and even kept the bird feeders filled not just for our and the cats' entertainment but because their regular food sources were suddenly buried. I hope we don't have another storm system like that -- ever -- but if we do, I know we'll be okay. Thanks, Dad.