With my electric blanket and Pearl’s heating pad we survived the storm quite well and awakened to blue sky and puffy clouds and snow on the roofs…….and 6°! !
But, we landscape photographers can not ignore this kind of scene so…….
The good folks at Medford Leas had the roads and driveways plowed by 7:30 so I could get out. I fortified quickly with some breakfast, boots, long johns, a sweater layer and a fresh battery and headed out. With my balaclava I was good to go except there were slippery icy spots of which I had to be careful. Along the red trail there were plenty of critter tracks in the snow and even a faint odor of skunk but no deer or big-foot tracks. No one was using the resting bench, either.
There were nice things to see along the way, particularly in the warm light of early morning winter sun.
Over at the nature center green house the heating system was already having its way.
The plants inside were warm and secure, wondering what all the fuss was about.
One more stop, at the atrium within the Community Center, and some winterberry that has escaped the birds so far.
A quite beautiful morning. Now, back to the cave to enjoy it from inside and with a cup of coffee.