Thursday, February 13, 2014

Raleigh's second snow and ice storm of this year

Yesterday's snowstorm caused traffic tie ups in Raleigh severe enough to make national news. My usually 15-20 minute commute home took 5 hours…oh well, so much for hopes of photographing an idyllic landscape covered in pristine snow! I was hungry and tired, and the light was almost gone.

Fortunately for me, I was free to go out for a walk this morning, and although a combination of sleet and rain was falling steadily, it was fun to wander with a camera. Also fortunate is that the camera and lens are pretty solidly weather sealed (though not truly "waterproof" by any means).

I was following a little creek that runs through our neighborhood park. It flows into Crabtree Creek, which I've pictured here a few times.

Most of what caught my eye today was detail, rather than a large, sweeping landscape. That's mostly because there isn't much of a grand landscape where I was.

 I think this fallen leaf was caught and imprisoned in a jail of ice twigs.

Even a drainage conduit looks nicer in icy weather.

I found some leaves embedded in packed snow.

On my way home, I spotted some kids having fun, and Max the dog seemed to be as excited as anyone could be!

[All photos, Canon 1DX and EF 70-200/4 L IS]



  1. As always, Jess, your eye for detail and your ear for narrative are a potent, eloquent combination. You've made me smile once again.


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