Grey-blue waters lap cold against the snow-covered shore, and white flakes brush the seam away from the horizon. I cannot say where the sea ends and the sky begins.
Snow swirls down on the island through the evergreens. Fragrant smoke curls up and out of a chimney, whisked away to an ethereal dance floor. It’s beautiful and perfect except for the two empty chairs sitting side by side on the hillside. They remind me that somewhere beyond the obscured horizon is the sliver of mainland…
Birds love me so much, that they even leave snow replicas of themselves for me to find. Ha! That being said, I dedicate this post to my bird-loving friend David who, until recently, has had trouble capturing live subjects.
Bitterly cold winds blew through Whatcom County a couple of days ago…but no snow. Meteorologists promised, and for a while some flurries got my hopes up…but there was no snow. I had been hoping to take pictures with my new Nikon D90.
30 minutes south in Skagit County, however, so much snow fell that a stretch of the freeway was closed after dozens of people abandoned their cars, and snow plows couldn’t get through to clear the roads. Fellow co-workers in the area spent hours digging themselves out, and schools were closed. David got some great snow pictures. But, not me. Not up in poor old Whatcom County.
Today I finally made it down to Skagit County, and there was still plenty of snow. (Yay!) Ironically, it was the icicles that caught the attention of my camera on its first photo walk and not the snow. You can see by the shape of the icicles that Skagit County must have had its share of cold winds. I loved the formations!
I was sitting by the fire last night, editing photos to use in my Harris Avenue Cafe display next month, when Jess walked into the living room exclaiming “Oh my God!”
Apparently I had been so focused on my editing that I didn’t see the blizzard happening out the window behind me. This gives me a couple of reasons to be thankful.
First of all, we were blessed with snow on a day I don’t have to work. Secondly, I got to practice taking pictures with the Canon with the added challenge of reflected light off the snow. I think we’ll definitely need a lot more snow for me to get this figured out…maybe some trips us the mountain…for the sake of learning, of course.