Posts Tagged ‘McDowell Forest Preserve in winter’

Although I know Jo’s shivering just read this and will continue to do so as she virtually walks with me, this really was my dream walk. Many of you know we’re getting ready to move to Arizona in a few months, which prompts everyone to tell us how lucky we are. Truth be told, I grew up in the Midwest and, except for several years when I lived in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (think skiing plus an extra season, mud season, which comes after winter), I’ve lived with four seasons all my life. I confess: I love winter!

I’ve been actually praying for a good snow before we leave, but it’s been an almost snow-less winter so far. But when I woke up last week, we had about 5″ of snow, enough to feel and look like a good snow, but not so much that it was a problem.

After shoveling the driveway, I headed for the park, where my dream got even better…I was the first person to walk there since the snow had fallen!!! My cheeks and my smile were both frozen on my face.

Everything was covered with snow and breath-takingly beautiful!!

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The sun’s up earlier these days and I got going a bit later so the sun was hitting the tops of the trees along the river when I arrived at the snow-covered park. It wasn’t a lot of snow, but enough to look pretty and cover the bumpy ice still on parts of the path. It was nice not to crunch at every step!

Turn around. There’s the sun just over the horizon.

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Yesterday was one of those beautiful, frost-decorated mornings, although with no wind, it thankfully wasn’t as cold as it this area can be! The weekend had been warm, so the bit of the path that’s paved was clear. The rest was an icy 3-D record of the footprints of every person and animal walking that path before the freeze. Made walking quite a chore as you can imagine, up on the ridges, slip down into the prints, so I tried to stick to the edges where the snow crunched but I didn’t slip and slide.

However, in the low spots of the pavement, the leftover water froze again, doing its bit to beautify my walk.

Looked at from a different angle.

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