I touched on this a bit in my last post, but, with every snowstorm comes a new challenge to find something different to photograph. Since I photographed shoveling (er, sweeping), scraping and walking on Saturday, I drove/walked past all the people cleaning their walks. The news of the day was the blizzard warning, and school was letting out two hours early. Again, the Wellington Heights neighborhood served me well. Wide avenues with trees meeting in the middle, a lot of kids that walk home from school.. and those kids all rely on the crossing guard, no matter the weather.
Doris Courtright of Cedar Rapids stops traffic at a crosswalk on Bever. Ave SE on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Southeast Cedar Rapids. She has been a crossing guard for the school for 12 years, and sometimes shovels the walk to make crossing easier for the students. Johnson Elementary School and other Cedar Rapids schools dismissed two hours early Monday because of a blizzard warning, which will be in effect from 6 p.m. Monday to 9 a.m. Tuesday.
A jogger caught my eye as he ran up 4th Ave SE, and I caught up with him on 19th St. SE.. His red coat is a great contrast to the blanket of snow, and was just the right time to emphasize the whiteout.
Don Venzke jogs on 19th Street SE as the snow falls on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Cedar Rapids. Venzke is now retired, but said that before retiring he used to ride his bike to and from work everyday, regardless of the weather.