Urban Alchemy

by bronxelf

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These are random moments in the life of an indecent designer and the city she loves.

To read my grudging babblings about design, click the button.



And can we really measure
If we think we're any better
than that skyline that goes on and on
forever, on and on...."

- Less Than Jake: Is This Thing On?

Everybody in this world wants the same damned thing-
just not at the same time.


-Chris Orbach: Jane


I could be condemned to hell for every sin but littering."

- Soul Coughing: Idiot Kings



I am a female, carbon based lifeform.
I am a New York City Native.
I am a Design Professional.
I take photographs.
I also sculpt, paint, create mosaics, and play with weapons.

And sometimes, I even dance about Architecture.

What I see, is what you get.

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Yep. It's snowing again.

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12th Feb 2006, 09:21   | tags:,,,

Euphro says:

I like this. Hope you didn't attract any undesirable attention this time :)

12th Feb 2006, 09:56

bronxelf says:

No. I didn't see anyone but snow plow drivers. :)

Took about 30 photos or so.

But goodness I'm tired. It's *bad* out there.

12th Feb 2006, 09:59

Euphro says:

When you say "bad" do you mean that it's very heavy, or windy and drifting?

12th Feb 2006, 10:15

bronxelf says:

All of the above.

According to the national weather service:

...BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON...

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 4 PM EST THIS AFTERNOON.

SNOW...HEAVY AT TIMES WITH POSSIBLE THUNDERSTORMS...WILL CONTINUE INTO THE MIDDAY HOURS TODAY. NORTHEAST WINDS 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH WILL CAUSE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS WITH CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING OF SNOW...MAINLY THIS MORNING. WIND SPEEDS THIS STRONG ARE ALSO CAPABLE OF BRINGING DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND WEAKENED TREES...AS WELL AS POWER LINES. SCATTERED POWER OUTAGES WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS MORNING. TRAVEL WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE AT TIMES THROUGH THIS MORNING.

BY THE TIME THE SNOW ENDS THIS AFTERNOON...ACCUMULATIONS SHOULD AVERAGE 12 TO 18 INCHES.

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITE-OUT CONDITIONS...MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF YOU MUST...HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET STRANDED...STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.


The current temperature with the wind chill in my area of The Bronx is... *does conversion* -12c.

Winds are gusting at 29mph, NNE.

12th Feb 2006, 10:19

Euphro says:

That is some serious weather. It's drizzling and grey here, but, then, we haven't had any proper rain since September so we need every drop we can get :)

12th Feb 2006, 10:26

bronxelf says:

I *JUST* heard thunder.

Thunder!!

Holy cow.

12th Feb 2006, 10:27

Euphro says:

Wow! The last time I heard thunder during a snow storm was in 1981 :)

12th Feb 2006, 10:29

bronxelf says:

I didn't see the lightnig, so I have no idea how far away it is, but the thunder sounded relatively close.

12th Feb 2006, 10:30

great shot,
take care in that weather

(edit) how do the cats take it?

12th Feb 2006, 10:37

bronxelf says:

One second, I'll ask them.

12th Feb 2006, 10:39

*waits*

12th Feb 2006, 10:40

bronxelf says:

According to all the cats-- they don't care. See next photo for details.

12th Feb 2006, 11:49

daz says:

Southeastern Bavaria (where stepsister lives) got 2.5metres of snow within 48 hours last week. They are actually evacuating people from their houses...

12th Feb 2006, 11:53

bronxelf says:

2.5 METERS? That's like seven feet!!

12th Feb 2006, 11:54

wow. Is your stepsister OK?

12th Feb 2006, 11:57

daz says:

yep. A few counties are on disaster watch, they're completely cut off, and all fuel has run out. At stepsister's bf's company, a firefighter died when he fell off the roof while shoveling the snow off it. They're concerned that quite a few roofs will collapse from the weight of the snow. It's thawing now, so it's getting even heavier. Oh, and they are scared of floods from the melting snow, too.

12th Feb 2006, 11:57

daz says:

Dhamaka: Yes, they're fine.

12th Feb 2006, 11:58

:)

back to work now, honest :)
maybe catch you guys on my next break

12th Feb 2006, 11:59

bronxelf says:

Holy shit that's a lot of snow. we're only expecting 12-16 inches here this time around.

12th Feb 2006, 11:59

daz says:

To me, that's still a lot. :)

12th Feb 2006, 12:00

bronxelf says:

It's 12-16 more than *I* want, that's for sure.

12th Feb 2006, 12:01

Viv says:

Sounds very brrrrr B'elf - hope all the photos you took made your expedition outside worth it.

Can't imagine what it's like for your stepsister Daz - there was that news item from Poland last week - colapsed roof on a fairly new building too - maybe we should be grateful for our grey day

Presumably you didn't get the rain and wind we had last Mon (or was it Tues) Euphro?

12th Feb 2006, 12:10

bronxelf says:

I got some nice ones. I will be a while editing them. It's still coming down pretty hard here, too.

Fortunately as long as we don't hit about 70' of snow, I will still have a view. :D

12th Feb 2006, 18:47

Viv says:

Hear on the news that you have a new record - 26.9 inches in Central Park Has it stopped yet?

13th Feb 2006, 10:40

Viv says:

Ah just caught up with your last post!

13th Feb 2006, 10:43