Fun with Nikon

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!

Rock Face Icicles

How’s this for textures?  Having spent a couple of hours in the snow, and suffering from numb fingers, I almost missed the cascading  icicles on the moss-covered rock face on the way back to the car.  What’s five more minutes in the cold anyway?   This ended up being my favorite shot from the Sunday photo walk.