February 11, 2010

Snow Shots Around Our New Hometown

When we moved here last week, I was hoping to drive into a winter wonderland. Well, while it was cold, the snow had melted. I spent a few days wishing and hoping for more snow, and Mother Nature answered Wednesday with about six inches of beautiful snow!

Rob told me I would be the only person in town happy about the white stuff, but that didn't stop me from having him drive me around all day for a photo shoot! Believe me, I got plenty of looks from passers by for being out taking pictures of the cursed stuff. I had a blast and wanted to share some of my favorites here. So, for those you craving snow but have none, I hope these help. Grab a latte and come explore with me!

Our first stop was Smith Road in North East Township, an area Rob refers to as "The Hill". It was just so peaceful there at the edge of a random farm, I had to stop. The view in the other direction was breathtaking as well, but the snow fall made it difficult to catch with my camera. Looking down toward town, you can see out over Lake Erie all the way to Canada!

We mostly drove around the countryside on our little adventure. I couldn't believe how many beautiful pines dot the landscape. If you have ever been to South Carolina, you know what I mean when I say "pine" and "beautiful" are two words that usually aren't used together. Unless of course it is said of Christmas trees, and then they almost always were brought in from some other state! I truly felt as though I was having my white Christmas a little late because of all the majestic pines we passed!

When Rob was growing up here, he attended a church in the village of Little Hope. We visited last October in the fall and found a beautiful old cemetery there, so I knew I wanted to return to see it in the snow. I wasn't disappointed! Some of the stones there are so old, they are completely smooth. I'll have to post the fall pictures side by side soon...

We headed through Little Hope on into New York State. I shot this near Clymer, NY on the way to the Peek'n Peak Ski Resort. Some of the cows closer to us had tiny icicles on their noses and eye lashes, but didn't want to cooperate for pictures!

One of my favorite scenic drives is Findley Lake, NY. The lake was completely frozen and covered in snow, but this little creek feeding it wasn't. I suppose that is why there were dozens of mallards and Canadian geese in the area.

The entire day I kept telling Rob everything looked magical and enchanted under it's blanket of white. At times, I felt as though I had wandered through the wardrobe into Narnia! My only disappointment came today, when I learned all snow isn't worthy of snowmen. Our snow isn't wet enough to pack, so I have to wait a little longer to make my first real snowman. But hey, that just gives me something to write about later, right?

People keep telling me I will get the Snow Bug out of my system soon; that the shoveling and snow blowing will get old, and I'll get really tired of trudging through the sludge build up in parking lots and digging my way to the mailbox. All I can say is, the magic hasn't worn off for me yet, and I hope it never does!


  1. Gorgeous pictures!!!! Don't worry, I was just like a little kid when we had our first real snow in Indiana when we lived there. The shoveling gets old, but it's just what you have to do. The pix of the pine trees are very cool! Of course, those are the ones I know and thought the tall skinny ones in the south were quite odd... Great post!!!!

  2. These are BEAUTIFUL!!! We sure did get a lot of snow lately, LOL...more than I remember since living in PA (I moved here in 85). The last time I remember this much snow my daughter was just over 1 year old -- she'll be 19 this year, yikes! I just love all of these, thanks for sharing. :)



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