What a crazy weekend it was! I’m still buzzing from all the excitement of the historic snowstorm that pummeled the DC area for 36 hours, leaving behind almost two and a half feet of snow.

On Saturday, we woke up to about 15 inches of snow. By mid-afternoon we had well over two feet, and the snow just kept pouring down in sideways sheets. It was all so exciting and insane, and we were loving it.

Here are some of the photographs I took during and after the blizzard.

Lake Anne Plaza in the middle of the blizzard on Saturday, January 23, 2016
Lake Anne Plaza in the middle of the blizzard on Saturday, January 23, 2016

 

Blizzard at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia
The swirling winds created a beige and white marbled effect on the frozen surface of Lake Anne.

 

The Lake Anne children’s fountain was halfway covered by snow that had blown sideways in the same direction for hours.

 

Lake Anne Plaza during blizzard of 2016
The children’s pyramid was actually pyramid-shaped.

 

I was as happy as a little kid!

The day after the blizzard ended was even more fun than the blizzard itself. I loved Sunday. The sun was out, our friends and neighbors were out, and the Plaza was filled with happy people.

Highlights of the day included snowballs, sleds, and snowmen at Lake Anne Plaza, all while enjoying drinks with friends at Kalypso’s, which stayed open all weekend for the locals who could walk there.

 

Lake Anne Plaza covered in snow
On the morning of Sunday, January 24, 2016, the sun came out. The Plaza was buried, but someone had cleared off Bronze Bob.
Lake Anne Plaza covered in snow
Mike and I took a GoPro selfie when we came out to play in the Plaza.

 

Lake Anne Plaza covered in snow
Daniel went sledding down the fountain in Lake Anne Plaza!

 

Skiers at Lake Anne Plaza
It was hilarious to see cross-country skiers passing through Lake Anne Plaza!

 

Snowball fight at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston
On Sunday afternoon, the community held a big snowball fight on the Plaza.
Snowball fight at Lake Anne Plaza in Reston
So. Much. Fun.

 

 

Snowman on Lake Anne Plaza
Katie (with the help of friends) built her first snowman.

 

Kalypso's in Reston
While the kids were playing in the snow, my mom and I were enjoying drinks on Kalypso’s patio. It was so great that the bar was open (and packed!) What a great place to live.

 

Macro snowflake
Fun with macro

 

Lake Anne after a blizzard
The quiet after the storm

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Charlotte Geary

CHARLOTTE GEARY

I photograph fascinating people, and I teach other people how to do it, too.

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