Winter Walks

IF ONE WERE TO ASK ME WHAT IT WAS THAT I LIKED ABOUT SNOW, the answer would depend largely on what I was doing at the time the question was asked.   Honestly, most of my answers would not be really positive because mostly, it’s a pain in the rear end.  However, snow has one redeeming quality that I absolutely love.

On late nights after a new storm, a walk around the city takes on a quality that is seldom seen on a regular basis. There are few or no people out. It is indescribably quiet. If you listen, you can hear the tree squirrels scampering around the branches as they make their infrequent visits to the outside world. You can hear a slight breeze blowing through the city, the sound of a roaring fire from within the protection of someone’s four walls or even a kiss on the lips of two lovers bundled up in front of that fire. It is peaceful like nothing else.

And of course, never ever ever forget your camera when you’re out on these walks.


8 responses

  1. I like the quiet after a snowstorm. Looks really cold! We aren’t quite there yet.

    November 23, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    • I don’t know where you’re at Ruth but around here, snow has a way of finding us no matter what. Practice staying warm until you really have too!

      November 23, 2011 at 10:58 PM

  2. Thank you for the gentle reminder to make time for the unexpected, to seek out the quiet places in our busy lives, especially during the holiday season.

    November 23, 2011 at 7:28 AM

    • You’re very welcome. Finding the quiet places has always been (I don’t want to say routine) but very important to me and I LOVE walking around at night after a snowfall. Just beautiful to be out in it!

      Batteries tend to go dead a little faster though! 😦

      November 23, 2011 at 10:59 PM

  3. How absolutely beautiful. GREAT shot here, Mike, you’ve really captured the magic and beauty of the city after a snowfall. This is so inspiring, my friend….

    November 23, 2011 at 4:40 PM

    • Thank you my friend. There’s just something about a small town. As a kid, I used to dream of being a small town cop and now I am! How cool is that??

      November 23, 2011 at 11:00 PM

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