We awoke to a rather nice snowfall on December 31. I mean that it was photographically nice because it was the kind of wet snow that clings to the trees well on into the day. Otherwise, of course, that heavy wet snow is not super nice for either shovelling or driving.
I didn't think I was going to get around to photographing any of it because the day didn't begin fortuitously. I arose very early in not the best of sorts but then was quite miffed when I espied a blockage at the end of the driveway from the town plows. The plowing of the road had dumped a formidable barrier which I wouldn't have wanted to drive through.
This displeased me because I has wanted to do grocery shopping very early, at 8am, to beat the New Years Eve rush. But I couldn't get out. Where was our snow removal team?
When I contacted them, they were resting after a long night and couldn't promise to be back for awhile. However, after several text messages, they did have us plowed out by 9:30, for which I was thankful.
So I did my shopping and then took a quick spin to the nearest park with my camera in hand. I didn't spend long there, but I was rewarded with some photos that please me well enough.
The snow began to fall again for this picture of the pond and footbridge.You can see snow snow on the lens, but I don't mind the effect.
I took a similar, vertical shot.
Looking the other way, I was able to find a composition between a house on the left and the road on the right with some interest from foreground to background. By focussing tightly it rather looks like I could be deep in a woodland, which I certainly wasn't.
Even the houses that rimmed the park (how lucky for these people!) didn't look bad in the conditions.
I have a few more from the outing, but I think that I leave them for tomorrow.
PS: Just a reminder that you can click on any photo and see it bigger and then just quickly click through the whole lot of them. Some photos deserve that. Not saying that these do, of course. :)