Saturday, February 1, 2014

Winter Wonderland

I frequently take photos wherever I go, but neglect to ever do anything with them. I always plan to put them up on the blog or to make a yearly book of photos with, but never do it.

Before we get into spring, I thought it best to take a few moments to share photos I took while in Vermont for Christmas.

My brother had recently bought a new camera and we both wanted to capture the beautify that ice storm left on my dad's property. We went out each day to capture some shots, but the camera never did quite capture the full extent of what our eyes saw.

(Side note: we grew up on 40 acres of land and each time I go back home I love to walk around it. Be prepared for a photo overload!)

A cold Christmas morning
Blue skies
Twists and tuns. Everything frozen in place

The weeds and remaining plants were bent into ice-covered arches. It felt like we were entering a magical world as we made our way up to the top hill. 

Pines drooped with the weight of the ice. Birch trees bent over, not able to hold themselves up. 

Smash game: Jump onto the weeds and watch them break. Try to capture it on camera. After 5 attempts, this is the best we got.

Our snow-covered driveway
As I snapped this shot a pine branch behind me broke and fell. I caught the last second of it reaching the ground, but my brother managed to catch the whole thing with his camera. The weight of the snow brought many trees down that week. 

A winter wonderland
While I packed up the car, nature gave me one more thing to be thankful for. 

Some wonder why people would choose to live in such a cold climate. It is the winter days like these that makes one appreciate our world.


  1. Love love love all the pictures, incredibly beautiful! Where in Vermont did you grow up?

    1. Sorry I didn't get back sooner! I grew up about 20 minutes north of Burlington, in a town called Milton.