Zippity-do-da! Snow! Perhaps just a little, but this was my chance to at least attempt to bring some snowscapes to you. But where to go, I asked? Hmmmm ….. I thought some and then I knew.
It was cold the day I went out with my cameras. Very. So with care I dressed ensuring I would stay warm. I overdid a bit, however. I have to either take some layers off or exchange some of the layers for something lighter. Why? Between my camera equipment and my outer gear, to my astonishment the total weight I carried was 26 pounds, 6 ounces (12 kg).
Let me put that number in perspective for you. I am a woman, a post-menopausal woman who is in her 60’s, who is not supposed to be walking [according to surgeons] due to a severe back injury, who lives with chronic pain, and who is seriously scared of slipping and falling while walking in snow.
When I arrived back home after my shoot, I thought I was going to hit the floor, I was that light-headed. I drank a huge amount of water and ate, feeling back to myself in no time, thank goodness! I either have to adjust having so much weight on me during the Winter months, or I have to decrease that weight somehow.
Would you like to see what I looked like that day? What you are about to see with your own eyes is a Miracle. If it were not for my sheer determination to stay away from surgery, go to the gym no matter how much I hurt, and get help from my Gifts from Heaven, my husband and my acupuncturist, I would not be able to do what I am today. Here I am in all my glory!
Yes I figured out a way to protect the skin on my face!
I stood a long time here allowing Mother to calm anxiety I was experiencing.
This vista just drew me and again I stood here for a long time just breathing. Such Peace!
Part of the trail I was walking on.
I love the geometry and symmetry in this. It took me a while to get that boardwalk trail to “pop”.
Perhaps a beautiful composition but my heart was in my throat the entire time I walked on this wooden bridge. The ice under the snow is treacherous! One false move and I could have fallen.
Another part of the trail.
Just loved the colors and texture seen here. Be still my heart!
Heading back where my car is parked when I was ready to home.
Photography taken with 100-400mm with 1.4 extender.
Male Cardinal. He looks like he is cranky!
Rock in the stream. This grounds me.
Exceptional creation! Love this! Just so cool!
The circular effect caught my eye as well as the color contrast.
And that is it, my friends. A day in the snow with me. Good thing I did go because the following day temperatures rose and it rained all day. This weather is just nuts this year! Thank you for stopping by!
Photography/ “YES!” / Jan. 2020©AmyRose Photography
All images watermarked for protection.