I’m sure everyone’s heard the expression “not enough sense to come in out of the rain”. Well, change rain to snow and you would be talking about me. Winter has finally arrived in the Pacific Northwest, and I wanted to get out in it. Never mind that the winds are blowing between 20 and 30 miles per hour with gusts above 40. Never mind the temperatures are in the teens and 20’s. The Mid West has it much worse. I have nothing to complain about. Now I’m back inside, nursing cold fingers and toes, and two ear aches to boot. Yes, I was wearing a hat. But it was all in the name of photography. Suffering in the name of art. Okay, it’s getting thicker inside than it is outside. But I think I caught some very nice pictures.
These storms started out innocently enough.
But it didn’t take long for the snow to start accumulating.
Round one ended and I took a brief walk.
But round two was winding up.
And it’s looked to be just as bad if not a little worse. I do like how the flakes reflected the light from the flash.
Now we’re in the middle of round three and I head out again to see how everything looks. Snow covered creeks are always so pretty.
The snow is definitely starting to get deeper.
And the snow. So beautiful! So delicate! So photogenic! I had never before actually seen individual snow flakes. You know, like the ones the professional photographers capture; sometimes with really special lenses. Well, I captured some. The quality isn’t great, but there is no denying the beauty of these little ice crystals.
Well, there you have it. A taste of a Pacific Northwest snow storm. I might be back later when the real fun starts – freezing rain. Woo Hoo! Will probably have a power outage from that. But hey, there’s food in the fridge, and whisky on the shelf. I think we’re good to go. And since we’ve no place to go . . . let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.