This year is the first in the last several that I can remember where there hasn't been a blanket of snow on the ground the week before Christmas. To be fair, we do live 100 miles further south this winter than most of those in the past, but last year down here we still had a good bit of snow blowing around. This year is different... its warmer and wetter. We've had enough rain to fill your boots, but not enough snow to make a snowman.
So, when I was awake at 2am feeding Emily and saw that it was snowing vigorously a thought popped into my head. I needed to go out and take photos when the sun rose! Not only had it been forever since we had seen a little bit of snow, but also it had been forever since I headed with my camera just for the sake of taking photos.
As soon as Emily was fed and happy, which surprisingly didn't take long, I put her in her car seat, grabbed my camera, and was out the door. What I initially planned on being a short drive actually turned out to be a couple hour long adventure.
The roads weren't too bad, and truth be told, there wasn't really that much snow. In most places there was just a dusting so I headed further into the Green Mountains as Emily peacefully slept in the back seat. The further I went the more snow was coming down. It was great to actually see the big fluffy flakes show up in my photos.
And of course I searched out the famous Jenne Farm. I've taken photos here in all four seasons and keep coming back. Its beautiful there and what I like most of all is that the land owners do not mind if you stop to take a few photos. Its the norm in that area since its just so darn picturesque. I feel thankful that I live so close to such a beautiful place! To just drive around for a couple of hours was food for my soul. Man, did it feel good to just drive and have nowhere to be.
See, there may not have been that much snow, but lands it still looks pretty. There are quite a few more photos I took on my drive, but I have yet to have time to go through them. Its one thing to have time to take photos, but its a whole other thing to have time to edit them!
Oh, and I thought I should mention, every single one of these photos was snapped with my iPhone! I really love that camera, and, most of all, its convenience. Its not quite a DLSR so I have to be careful... Its easy to get lazy and just start snapping away at everything with my phone instead of pulling out my larger camera and carefully adjusting the settings. But, it is great to be able to play and edit with my photos in the palm of my hand!