Sunday, December 21, 2008

An Afternoon's Adventure in the Snow

Yesterday afternoon some friends came over for lunch followed by a walk in the snow. It was cold, and almost dark when we arrived at one of our favorite walking spots. No one else was there, but we could see that someone had been there before us, and left footsteps for us to follow in the snow. It was hard work, but good exercise which warmed us as it grew darker.

The scenes were breathtaking which ever way we looked.

The morning had been clear and sparkling, but as evening approached so did the edge of the storm front which brought today's fresh layer of snow. We could see a bit of sunset color before clouds and darkness completely filled the sky.

Little plants held onto their snow collection carefully.

Snow collected on the Queen Ann's Lace like a regal hair style from the 1960's.

Snow stunted fence lines contrasted againt a winter blanket of white.

A lone man in red parka wades along his own path.

The pond was frozen and covered so that you could not tell that it was there, except for the Cattails which braved winter cold to point upward to the hilltop monument honoring pioneers who had once lived in this area and lived through winter cold without modern heaters or insulated walls. They were hardy and courageous, but unfortunately did not survive the natives displeasure of the white man's diseases.

3 bouquets of wildflowers (Comment here):

~*Mona*~ said...

You really caught the beauty of winter in these snapshots! We have had similar conditions. I would have to say that I am glad not to have WA's snow this year! Last week it dumped 4.5 feet on them in 24 hours! My poor family!

Thank you for sharing your winter photos! It looks like the children had so much fun as well!

Hugs and blessings!

Ann@His Grace To Me said...

The snow covered fenceline picture is so beautiful!

La Tea Dah said...

I was just there a few short weeks ago --- and the pathway looked alot different then! Isn't it a beautiful place to walk? I always identify with Narcissa --- and as a child wished my name was Clarisa.