Category Archives: Winter
OK I know that’s a strange title. But as a photographer, its difficult for me to blog about this because I don’t have photographic evidence.
It was a cold morning (10 degrees!). As I greeted my rental car, it had a nice wintertime display on all the windows courtesy of Jack Frost.
OK here’s the hard part. As I started driving, I noticed one of the frosty snowflakes on the windshield started spinning! I can assure you I was awake and not hallucinating! As I picked up speed, the spinning flake flew off the windshield. It was so young!
As I drove across PA and into Ohio, below are some of the images from the road showing the recent snow and ice that was on the roadside trees.
Frequent blog readers will recognize I posted a large pile of early season snow at our local mall back on November 7th. That was 9 days after the freak October snowstorm which dumped 8” of snow to the area.
This picture to the left is what’s left of the same pile. This is over 2 weeks ago! I think the snow being so wet had a lot to do with how long it lasted.
On Friday morning we had our coldest morning of the new cold season so far. We also had our first freeze as you can see in the photo of ice on my deck to the left.
What was somewhat unusual is we had our first freeze before we had our first frost. We just never had clear, calm cool evenings in the 30’s so far. We had some early mornings in the 30’s but there was wind which prevents a frost from forming.
More of the frozen stuff is on the horizon as wet snow is in the forecast for Saturday. So I guess I need to put my shorts away?