On the day after Christmas, we had a 4 or 5 inch snowfall and then, with a day or so in between, we had another storm just like the first. This is the first real snow we’ve had since the Halloween storm of 2011. These pictures were taken during shoveling breaks.
The snowy roads make us drive slower, which means we have more time to admire the landscape.
The snow on the trails isn’t deep enough to warrant snow shoes, which means I huff and puff a little more, which might mean that I’ll burn more calories, and that’s always a good thing.
Light, fluffy snow covers everything.
I decided to see what would happen if I took pictures of the snow at night with a flash. Even though they were shot in macro mode these photos have to be cropped to about 1/10-1/20th of their original size to show any real detail.
In this one you can see what looks like the geometric shape of a single snowflake in the middle/lower right corner. An average snowflake is made up of 180 billion drops of water vapor.
The snow seems to deepen the blue of the sky and the morning after the storm it was beautiful. The color finding software I use to cheat color blindness tells me it is cornflower blue.
To appreciate the beauty of a snow flake it is necessary to stand out in the cold ~Anonymous
I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year’s celebration. Thanks for stopping in.