Yesterday, I took an adventure. I’ve been wanting to take more pictures of the more rural sides of Vermont (I’m from Long Island, even the suburbs of Burlington seem rural to me!) I bought an expired disposable camera the other day (it’s only a few months expired, maybe I should just wait until the summer to use it so the colors will be more distorted.) Anyway, I set out on a photo adventure by myself.
There wasn’t really any places to pull over -the one time I stopped at the beginning of a long driveway the homeowners came home. Then it started drizzling -and I think I already messed up my lens from letting it sit in the cold that one day earlier this week! ):
So, I put my camera up on my dashboard and used my remote to take pictures while I drove. (I really want to make a mount for it.)
And this is where it happened. There was ice going down the hill after this bend. As I braked, my car skid. My car turned 90 degrees and came close to falling off the road. I jerked the wheel and spun 180 – almost falling off the other side. This happened a few times. Thankfully, I managed to stay on the road without hitting anything -at the time I thought for sure I was going to mess up the car at least a little bit. After that I was shaking. I stopped the car, there was no one else coming behind me. I took pictures of the rest of the hill and the little bridge at the bottom:
I was extremely thankful for the situation; it was a learning experience. &I’m okay! I went to go call my parents (I’m really scared to drive this car in snowy/icy situations, it’s not heavy enough!) and realized that I didn’t even have service there. Scary thought of crashing and not even having service. Anyway, I drove slow and cautiously after that, taking only a few pics:
This is what winter means to me. Being outside in the cold and knowing there’s always that warm, cozy place you waiting for you. Knowing that there’s a changing of seasons, that nothing lasts or stays forever. Being so grateful that your home is warm, because there’s never any certainty. Living for right now, and being thankful for every second.