Monday, December 27, 2010

My Walk in a Blizzard

I've been waiting for it to snow and yesterday a blizzard blew in so I decided to leave the car parked and go for a walk.


This is a little further down the road from the last picture.


It wasn't snowing very hard but the wind was starting to pick up when I went in for a closer look at this mailbox. I bet there were a few birds that could have used it for shelter last night.



I walked a little more and onto a little one lane bridge. That's when I saw this Christmas tree hiding beside the creek. It must be a good spot because it made it through another Christmas with it's roots intact.



You might have noticed this old house in one of the pictures above. It sits beside on the other side of the creek from the Christmas tree.




I stood here for a while admiring the old house and noticed that it was built in 1831. Id love to look inside.





I walked some more and then took some shots of this old building and train tracks. I'd been cold for a while but this is when the reality of having to walk home hit me. It was really cold and I was covered in snow but even worse so was my camera and lens.
After I took some pictures of this building I stopped at Starbucks for a much needed hot chocolate. Then I finally made it home. That's when the blizzard really hit.

This is my world. Visit "My World Tuesday"


46 comments:

Jan said...

Wow, James, I'm so glad you made it home before it got the best of you. The photos are great, BTW.

Sunny said...

Hi James,
These are wonderful images! The mailbox is really great, and the stone house is intriguing.
It has been snowing here too, I think we have about 18" and the wind is blowing like a hurricane!
Glad you made it home safely :)
☼ Sunny

Carver said...

I enjoyed your wintry walk. At first I thought the mailbox was a house.

Al said...

Nice walk and great photos. I wish we could get some of that snow!

Joanne said...

You have just told me a story.... I love it! Beautiful shots James:)

Thom said...

What a walk. You be careful ya hear!! These are perfect and I'm glad you got them. Beautiful. All I had in myond was "Over the river and through the woods..." excellent shots my friend.

Riet said...

What a beautiful walk that weas. What a wonderful neighbourhood and I just love that house.

Margaret Bednar said...

I'll walk along with you here on the blog anyway. Love the photo of the leaves in the puddle, reflecting the tree. The old house built in 1831 (?) would be wonderful to see the inside, I agree!

Olivier said...

superbe les photos de cette promenade dans le blizzard

MarieElizabeth said...

Great tour -kudos for you for braving the snow for us!

judi said...

fabulous shots!! love you world.

ρομπερτ said...

As it rarely gets colder outside than it is inside a fridge over here, this was much appreciated ! as it has been years since last I walked through snow meself.

You surely own a fine feeling for snow. Please have a good Tuesday.

daily athens

Le Journal de Chrys said...

Merci de partager avec nous cette balade. J'aime la photographie de la maison!!!!

Evelyn said...

Great shots. That house is big - I wonder how many people live there! It looks so cold - I would have stayed home! Glad you made it home alright!

Gail said...

Your photography is amazing.

I would love to own that house!

Woody said...

Nice sequence! I think the old house was a mill or some other industrial building. The center windows were originally doorways. I bet it has a rich history - if only the walls could talk!

Pat Tillett said...

Beautiful photos James! I also love that old building! You live in a very nice place!

Luis Gomez said...

Gorgeous shots James. We were lucky in DC this time. Almost no snow but tons of wind.

Thérèse said...

Worth the images, that is for sure.

SouthernSass said...

Great shots! I really like the mailbox shot too!

Marka said...

You got nailed more than we did... we only got a dusting here in my little corner of MD.

Pat said...

I so enjoyed your winter walk! Thanks!

ladyfi said...

What magical shots!

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful winter photographs .
Costas

Luna Miranda said...

enchanting winter scenes. i love your shot of the birdhouse and the old house. good to know you were not caught in the blizzard.

Randi said...

What an interesting wintry walk in your world. Lovely shots!

Malyss said...

What a beautyful walk! and , seen from europe,so american by the views: the wooden houses, the mailboxes , the railway, flags of course..show immediately in what country we are!Only the old stone house could be british.
and I guess the chocolate at Starbuck's was a simple BUT fabulous pleasure!:)

Rebecca said...

I took a walk but not with my camera. I don't know why I do that cause the way the snow was swirling in the wind would have made a nice shot.

Lesley said...

It looks like it would have been very cold and blustery where you were walking. But you got some great monochromatic shots.

T. Becque said...

Quite a story! Really nice photos. I particularly like the railroad one. I wouldn't know what to do if my lens and camera got snow all over it!
By the way, I've only been able to shoot with my new lens for a few minutes, but those few minutes were good! I'm anxious to do more.

Birdman said...

Just love that stone building and, of course, that snowy mailbox.

Y. Ikeda said...

You are so brave to get out of the car and photograph. I am glad that your car was not buried with snow while photographing:)))
Thanks for sharing!

Cryingbear said...

I love the last one!
Here there is no snow for Christmas...too bad!

Elisa said...

Great pictures!
They seem so cold!

Owen said...

Quite a day's walk ! Hope you'll be able to see the in side of the house one day... Maybe if you stand outside looking imploringly at it, someone will come out and invite you in ?

JM said...

Now that's a great selection of snow shots, but I think I wouldn't join you on your walk if I could stay in a cozy warm house... :-)))
Wish you a Happy New Year, James.

Sistertex said...

James, a great spread. Burrr..... hot chocolate well deserved after that walk. Lots of great photos here. Hope your holidays are going well!

Doreen said...

looks like a good walk. good thing there was a Starbucks near by. :-)

I was out today and my camera, lens and me got rained on!


Happy New Year!

Pagan Sphinx said...

Your walk resulted in many fine shots. Interesting houses always make me wish I could be invited in for a look! :-)

Happy New Year!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures! Thanks for braving the elements for us! I love to look at other people's snow -- not so keen any more on being personally acquainted with it.

Gattina said...

Looks like here ! Too much is too much !

Harry Snowden said...

Beautiful images, they really capture that moment in time

Ann said...

walking in a blizzard, you reminded me of my first winter in 1975 coming from Borneo.

I didn't know it was a blizzard and walked home from the university.

I tumbled down a couple of times.

When I got home, I turned on the Tv and found out that we should all stay in doors. Whew!!!!

Dina said...

Thanks for sacrificing your comfort to go out and get these impressive shots.

Leovi said...

Beautiful landscapes of delicious snow white. Nice series.

Martha in PA said...

Thanks for the tour. I am always nervous that the cold (and damp with the snow) will ruin my camera. I had a P&S stop working after it was taken into a Ice sculpture display. When I do take mine out it is not for long!