This set of photos was taken on January 27, 2013 at 11:34 AM
The location was on the deck in my back yard in Bethesda, Maryland
The "Take It!" came from looking out my back window in the kitchen at the outside thermometer and getting a warm reading. I ventured outside and saw the melt pattern of the snow on the
deck. The warmer air going up under the snow via the separations in the deck planking created most of the spacing. The result was a Morse Code looking snow melt. I got up
on the chair portion of the side rails and took the photos to obtain the horizontal code look. The below photo of the table and chair was for additional context.
The After Take: Some to whom I showed just the code photo alone were able to guess what it was but all thought it was an unusual shot. Quickly the conversation turned to how mild our
winter has been thus far. I hope we get more snow as we need it to help fill our resevors.
I hope everyone is surviving this winter with a minimum of discomfort.
Best wishes to all.