Picnic in the snow

Picnic in the snow 7D-0867_StaatsOur wintry landscape added another 10 inches of snow last Monday and Tuesday.  The snow started lightly but it quickly became much heavier, and continued for almost 24 hours.  The end result was a beautifully outlined landscape with snow up to your knees and drifts that were deeper.  After it was over, I ventured to the picnic grounds at Como Park.  The snow was piled deep to the benches, leaving the picnic tables to appear like they were floating atop the drifted snow.  And the trees were graced with the wet snow that was clinging to their bark and branches.  It was quiet and peaceful at this time, waiting for the transition from winter to spring and the people who will be flocking to the area for picnics in the park.

4 thoughts on “Picnic in the snow

  1. Doris Steeg March 10, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    Hi Linda,
    Thanks for the great photo, reminded me of many winters in the past. I hear (from my niece) that the snow coming off the Caribou Shops was enough to bury small children and dogs. Hope it melts gently

    • lindastaatsphoto March 10, 2013 / 8:13 pm

      Glad this photo brought back some good memories for you, Doris. I think your niece was not exaggerating in her comment about the snow; it was plenty! And the melt has already begun. Thanks, Doris!

  2. Rex Hamann March 10, 2013 / 4:11 pm

    Always a delight to see the snow uncluttered and undisturbed in such a fluffy and pristine state. I know from shoveling it that it was not fluffy snow, but your photo makes it look that way! And there are times when we just have to idealize the white stuff so we avoid demonizing it!! I enjoyed the dichotomy you presented between the quiet of the winter winding down and the coming of spring with the surge it traffic it will bring…

    • lindastaatsphoto March 10, 2013 / 8:14 pm

      Thanks for the comment, Rex. The snow was not the light and fluffy kind, but we’ll keep hoping that maybe it’s the last snowfall of this winter’s season.

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