It IS winter in New England, right?

February 03, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Oddly, we are without snow right now in New England, which just feels weird.  Although, last year we didn’t get much snow either.  As I look outside right now, there are tiny flurries floating around in the air, but I’m not expecting anything substantial to hit the ground.  Just a dusting, as they say.

I got a surprise text from a friend yesterday inviting me to join he and his fiancée for a hike in the woods through a nature preserve area near an inlet of water from the Atlantic.  I hesitated as I looked at the lovely thermometer that was reading all of 22F, but I figured I could just bundle up and go for it.  Of course, I drug my camera along.  We  did our best to stay on the trails… that didn’t go so well.  :-)  Eventually we found the main road so it all worked out ok!

I was amazed at how much color there was!  Shockingly, there were bits of green in the woods, between the evergreens and ferns sprouting on the ground, it nearly felt like spring.  Granted, most of the rest of the landscape represented various shades of brown and tan.  We walked out to a great area where there once stood railroad tracks and all that’s left are the support posts.  I was processing the photographs and having a hard time choosing between color and black and white… I guess it’s just whatever you feel in the moment for some of them.  I’ve posted samples of both – any preferences?

Happy Super Bowl Sunday to my fellow football (and crazy funny commercial) fans in the USA!  :-)

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