I had a few hours to kill on New Years Eve and with the Seattle deep freeze still going strong, temps in the high 20s, and plenty of snow on the ground, it was time to put my new winter tires to the test! The fact that the it was a beautifully clear day, and the sun was about to set, provided even more motivation to bring my camera along for the ride. Wow…the tires did amazing. I had zero problems backing out of my steep, icy driveway. Driving through powder, slush, packed snow and ice felt like I was in my Jeep…very confidence inspiring. With a little extra gas the rear tires would break loose but in the controlled fun way…a very fun way 🙂
I had a moment of hesitation as I pondered taking my low riding convertible Porsche out in the snow, but thankfully it passed quickly:
I backed out without slipping at all…a confident start! The snow in my alley was still pretty high so I turned my Spyder into a snow plow a few times, but nothing too bad.
As usual, I drove straight down to Alki to capture some beautiful pre-sunset colors.
I made it there to capture the last Alki sunset of 2021 and it sure went out with a bang!
The Spyder always turns my head, but when the temps are below freezing and there is snow on the ground, driving around with the top down seems to turn all the heads 😂
This was my favorite photo of the day. The father and son stopped to check out the car and chatted briefly before continuing their new years eve walk. The whole scene just feels beautiful and nostalgic to me. Perhaps I’ve just seen that Chevrolet car commercial too many times! I’m not crying, you’re crying!
The sun had completely set, but there was still enough light reflecting off the snow for me to hand-hold a few last photos before heading home to continue our family New Years Eve celebration! Happy New Year everyone! I wish us all a happy and healthy 2022!