I live in North Carolina and was so happy to see the snow falling heavily throughout the day on Wednesday. The next day, I layered up and hiked around our neighborhood and a local park. I was happy to see other people out and about – sledders, joggers, hikers, people out walking their dogs, kids building snowmen, and people like me trying to capture the joy and wonder.
I hope if you got snow in your area, you were able to STOP to take a break and enjoy it.
In my first blog post about the photos that got away, I mentioned how I came across a blue heron with an orange koi fish in its mouth while walking at a local park in Ohio. I was at the right place at the right time, but unfortunately I didn’t have my Nikon digital camera with me to capture it. Well, yesterday I was SOOOOOOO excited to encounter a blue heron while I was out taking photos. I was about 18 feet away when I first saw him. I took a few steps towards him, but did so quietly and slowly so as not to spook him. Then I got down on my knees, inched a little closer, and began taking photos. Below are my two favorite photos of him. The second one I took just before he flew off. The pond made for a nice (simple) background in these photos.
I really enjoyed exploring around and everyone I met was relaxed and having fun. Below are some photos I took that captured the joy. I focused primarily on people with colorful outfits since the color stands out well against the snow.
Below are my favorite photos from this winter. I took the photo of the water fountain after several days of cold weather in December. I like that the fountain is frozen on one side and flowing on the other. The rest of the photos I took yesterday. I love tree branches when they’re capped with snow.
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