Thursday, January 16, 2014

First Snow

Walking the dogs by Teckelcar
Walking the dogs, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
And first walk of the year.

After endless seeming rain, extreme (at least for here) cold weather, and a variety of aliments plaguing the dogs we finally got back into our old routine of a long walk after the last two kids get on the bus. It was still snowing, but that wasn't going to stop me. Dell wasn't too sure about the idea, he keep looking for a signal that it was all a joke and we were going to cut the walk short and head back home. John meanwhile, with nary a limp, just motored along. Eventually Dell got over it and was far more enthused for the last third of the walk.

Of course the renewed vigour most likely came about when Dell realized how far we had gone and we were headed in the right direction for home.

First snow by Teckelcar
First snow, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
Recalcitrant dog or not, it was very nice walk after being cooped up for the past few weeks.

I love how pretty everything looks with a nice coating of freshly fallen snow. Since it was the first snow of the season I brought my camera along to take pictures. I knew the snow would be gone by late afternoon so if I wanted pictures it would have to be in te morning.

I was not at all disappointed with the scenery. the newly fallen snow was working its magic. I think my best picture from this morning is this lovely shot over he water course leading to a pond. It starts out as a just a glorified drainage ditch, but it does have running water for most of the year. with all the snow the trees have a feathery appearance. The water acts as a strong anchor in the composition while the sky above adds in soft colors with just a hint of pink.

The snow is all gone, but we did get our first snow for the year.

1 comment:

Robbo the Port Swiller said...

We had flurries at Thanksgiving and Christmas and have had a couple 2-3" coatings so far. I was foolish enough to tell the girls that I thought we were about due for a good blizzard this year, so I hope Snow Miser was listening.