Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A snowy walk on the Raleigh Greenway system

A forecast of 3 to 6 inches of snow turned into something around the low end of that range, or perhaps less in our neck of the woods, but the "glorified dusting", as it might be viewed by those who hail from snow country, was still enough to transform our cityscape/landscape in Raleigh.

I was lucky to have the time to go hiking about for a few hours, and found a few interesting things (in my eyes) to photograph. Here are some of them. First, ice sheets hanging from a squirrel baffle beneath a bird feeder.

A reflection at the opposite bank of Crabtree Creek.

A precipitously leaning tree that was outlined nicely by the snow it caught thanks to its angle.

A bend in the creek.

Rusty bridge rails.

Two views from that bridge.

Some other people had to be out in the freezing weather, such as this surveyor.

I revisited a condemned bridge that I've photographed before.

I like the way the structure of the wooden planks shows through the snow accumulation.

This slower tributary of Crabtree Creek froze, which helped to emphasize the reflected colors and shadow patterns.

[photos done with EF16-35mm f/2.8 L II, 24-105mm f/4 L IS, and 70-200mm f/4 L IS]

From a few days ago, here are some photos when we had ice but no snow:

Highly variable weather has been the norm this year.



  1. Oh, these are perfect photos for sharing with my loved one's in Chicago. The photos illustrate beautifully the amount of snow (and the beauty of North Carolina)!

    1. Great, thank you. I hope your loved ones find some enjoyment in them too!

    2. North Carolina really gets beautiful snow right. Lovely pictures! Chicago just doesn't know when to QUIT SNOWING.

    3. Chicago can get a bit extreme, can't it, but it is a great city. I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. I hope you can get down here for a visit during some nice moderate weather!


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