Last week we had snow falling gently for over a day. Luckily we escaped a blizzard – but we did not escape the cold. The dropping temperatures forced us to dress in warm winter gear while still in the middle of Fall. Even though the temperatures were lower, I did enjoy the sight of fresh snow on the ground. The day after the snowfall, I had the chance to walk in a nearby park and thought I would take you with me.
The snow that had been sprinkled on the ground suited the almost bare trees:
There is a small brook running through the park and I have always loved the sight of it surrounded by white.
The angled branches hanging over the water does lend atmosphere to the scene, I think.
The snow fell consistently for over a day but did not manage to cover every nook and cranny of the rocks found in the park.
As I walked past the children’s playground, I saw that it was empty. Visitors had not yet come to disturb the virgin snow.
I noticed that not all trees and bushes have lost their leaves – a sign that we are still in the autumnal season.
As I walk past this bench, I do not sit down to pause awhile. The temperatures werebelow zero and I needed to keep moving to be warm.
I noticed the sun setting behind the trees and could not help thinking how pretty it was.
As I left the park, I noticed a group of children tobogganing down the slope. They looked like they were having a lot of fun.
I enjoy walking on the snow – especially when not many have yet walked in it. I love the silence of the surroundings and the sound of my feet crunching the snow. Temperatures are warmer today and rain is forecast. I know, however, that I will have another opportunity to experience white winter scenes.
Do you enjoy walking in the park after it has snowed?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2014
(This post is linked to Jo’s Monday Walk)