Into the Deep Freeze

It’s been a while since my last post, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy taking pictures!  With all of the frigid weather that we’ve been “enjoying” in the Mid-Atlantic, there have been plenty of great photo-ops.  After all, who knows when we’ll get another winter like this…I’ve gone out almost every day to take pics, but have narrowed it down to a few of my favorites.

The first series of photos is from one of my favorite local parks, Scotts Run Nature Preserve, taken on Feb. 17th after a fresh snowfall:

Not wanting to waste any opportunity, I stopped by Great Falls Park on my way home twice this week.  My efforts were rewarded:

The neighborhood kids made good use of both the “freshly piled” snow and the plethora of days off this week.  How I wish I had this much snow as a kid…I always dreamed of creating “snow tunnels”


Friday morning brought the coldest temps, with some weather stations in Reston reporting -5.  I was excited just to see the car thermometer get below zero.


Finally, on Saturday morning the weather forecast looked like we might get a spectacular sunrise right before the latest round of snow hit, so I headed down to the tidal basin.  After I got done there, I decided to head back out to Scotts Run to take some pics of the now completely frozen waterfall before the heavy snow rolled in (and made it so that I couldn’t get back home!).

Thanks to some amazing winter scenery, I had so much fun that I ended up staying around a little while longer than I planned.  I meant to leave before the snow started, but being deep in the woods in a snow storm is something truly beautiful.  There is noting that compares to the peace and quiet of falling snow.


I even grew some beardcicles while I was out there!




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