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In Store for a Very Long Sermon???

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 10 February 2011 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Looks like members of First Congregational Church are in store for a long sermon as it doesn't look like the congregants will be getting out any time soon. Two flights of stairs and two landings are buried under huge snow drifts with only the tops of hand railings showing signs of what exists there. The lowest flight of stairs and its hand railings are completely buried in snow that was plowed off the road.

Scene spotted outside First Congregational Church in Waukegan, Illinois at 3:10 PM. Earlier that morning, the weather looked like this. Now, sunshine and blue skies, and a lot of snow removal.

Photo captured February 2, 2011.

SONY DSLR-A300 1/250 second F/10.0 ISO 100 30 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

i would love to be the first down them steps, great shot

10 Feb 2011 6:04am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Beautiful, but it's probably much warmer inside than out. Usually these aren't hell-fire-and -brimstone types messages so it won't get too hot.

10 Feb 2011 6:12am

Florence from Paris, France

No path, no foot prints on the stairs. Are yu sure there's someone in there ? ;-)))

10 Feb 2011 8:32am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Superb shot..

10 Feb 2011 9:19am

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

beautiful shot
now I know where all our snow is gone

10 Feb 2011 9:45am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

wow . . that's wonderful . . the church house looks almost like it was made for this moment, somehow !

10 Feb 2011 10:40am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Beautiful church

10 Feb 2011 10:51am

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, Florida, United States

The perfect title for this fantastic image. Hopefully there is a ground floor entrance in the back! ;D

10 Feb 2011 11:46am

Betsy Barron from Philadelphia, PA, United States

oh boy! great shot!

10 Feb 2011 12:32pm

tataray from france, France

Wow... Quelle épaisseur la couche de neige !... ))
Jolie capture.

10 Feb 2011 1:58pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

HIlarious title Steven....and an amazing scene...along with your one from the other day - I guess it would be ok to say here (in sight of the church) Good Lord!!!

10 Feb 2011 5:44pm

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Great catch - let's hope some of this melts over the weekend! :)

10 Feb 2011 7:05pm

vu@granby - Wolfgang from Granby, Québec, Canada

Funny shot, bravo! Maybe I should come over with my snow blower?

10 Feb 2011 7:11pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Great details and colors ! Great capture !

10 Feb 2011 8:08pm

klauSZ from Kufstein, Austria

beautiful framing and also very funny!
how will they get in or out? who knows!

10 Feb 2011 8:19pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars ! A great shot

10 Feb 2011 9:12pm

MadScientist from Düsseldorf, Germany

Incredible! I wouldn't want to shovel that snow away!

10 Feb 2011 10:53pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

oh my!

10 Feb 2011 11:12pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Hmm this can't be the same day. The streets are dry ;) Great perspective shot really showing the depth of the snow against the railings.

10 Feb 2011 11:14pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

There's no sermon, it's just too damned cold to go out! Great find.

10 Feb 2011 11:16pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Lots of snow. I mowed my lawn yesterday. ;-)

11 Feb 2011 12:00am

@Steve Rice: I'm looking at this positively knowing that I won't have to water my lawn this Summer to keep it from dying. And there won't be a drought either. It has been surprising to see some fellow Aminus3ers post photos showing signs of Spring. :-) My sump pump will be going like crazy in March. :-)

London Caller from London, United Kingdom

So much snow!?
Do snowmen go to church? ;)

11 Feb 2011 12:09am

@London Caller: There are a few Yeti that show up from time to time. ;-)

Kala from United States

Well seen - gives the viewer a good sense of just how much snow really fell.

11 Feb 2011 4:07am

Franz from Baden, Austria

wow, we haven't had this much snow here since i was a kid! in a way i miss it, in most ways i don't! a very apt title to a very impressive image!

14 Feb 2011 6:27pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Ha, ha.... great photo.

22 Feb 2011 4:58pm