Before the snow

by Helen Hooker January. 24, 2021 600 views

After a hard frost overnight we were hoping for snow today. The path of the storm seemed to be heading our way, but I decided to make the most of the cold weather and head out for a walk this morning in any case.

The paths through Alsa Woods have been a quagmire for weeks now – the heavy clay soil simply holds the water like a sponge. That takes the fun out of walks in the woods, but I felt sure the frozen ground would make things a little easier going. Sure enough, the mud felt more like thick ice cream, straight from the freezer than the usual ‘soft scoop’ so I could walk with confidence, knowing I wasn’t about to disappear in up to my knees!

After shooting a small selection of pinhole photos for my project I changed over to my Fuji and looked for details among the trees, knowing this could be my last stroll here until the ground dries out again.

24 January 2021

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Thomas Thompson 7 months, 3 weeks ago

nice capture of the frost on the leaves

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