Sunday, December 6, 2009

fire and ice

What an exciting weekend here in DC! Our first snowfall of the year that actually left behind a dusting of snow and not puddles of rain...yet. On the opposite end of exciting there was a terrible car accident/fire in front of my house this Friday evening!

After a lovely evening out in Alexandria at the Evening Star upstairs lounge (thanks Julie and Chris. check it out, great food, atmosphere, lovely bartender, good wine/beer selection and they play TCM on one of the TV's!), we came home to a car sandwiched between two lightposts, a street sign and in the median! It just happened and the guy was just rolling out of the car checking himself over making sure he's still in one piece...terrifying . There were a few stories rolling around the street of how he managed to get his car into that position but I'm not sure what really happened so we'll leave that to the papers. His car was covered in smoke and his gas was still revved up and sparks were flying under the car. Needless to say, not good. People standing by took action to block the road, get the kid out of the way, made sure nobody else was in the car and called 911. I just so happen to have my camera around my neck and decided since everyone was luckily ok and safe I would start taking pictures! : )

Firefighters, police and an ambulance arrived pretty quick and got to work.

the fire lasted a while. The air smelled of burnt rubber...not pleasant.

finally they were able to get it out and under control.

there's a fire 20 ft. in front of me and I'm looking left at the reflections...hmmm

On a lighter and cooler note...uhhh...if freaking snowed!!!

There's something about snow that get's me all excited and giddy like a little girl who was just given a puppy! I woke everyone in the house up, Liz  and I ran around outside in our robes and boots then decided to get focused...
We got dressed. I grabbed my camera. Time to play.

The neighborhood was beautiful!

And the snow battles begin!
This is one of my roomates, Kristen. I'm about to get nailed.

about to get nailed again!

Liz's first snowfall!


ps. sorry for the cheesy title...


  1. Great job Kristen! I especially love 'Liz's first snowfall!'

  2. exciting pictures....on the scene with the fire! Love the words and pictures.....