Winter View

IMG_4573We drove to Bullitt Reservation today and took a snowshoe hike to the spot where there is a nice view across the valley to the hills beyond. I’ve taken photos in summer and fall from this same place and it is a good way to see the seasonal changes that happen in New England. Click on the links to view the differences.

IMG_4568 IMG_4574The shadows are still long, but the sun is now warmer than it has been and the hike warmed us even more.


IMG_4572Not such a long hike, but it still had my heart rate up! The snowy field is like a big sand dune and very similar to walk through. I love the pristine look of freshly fallen snow and a part of me hates to mar such perfection. No worries, this winter it seems there is always more snow and wind in the forecast coming to cover our tracks.IMG_4569

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43 Responses to Winter View

  1. I love walking through the fresh snow when there are no other foot prints…Such a special time.

  2. Trini Lind says:

    It looks so so beautiful and serene! 🙂 ❤

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Trini. It is why I live where I do…for the peace and the serenity. Can’t live without it! 😉

      • Trini Lind says:

        Yes, I know. I sit every morning on my balcony here in India on the 14th floor watching the ruby red sun rise in a pale hazy sky, over green rice and coriander fields shrouded in mist, with eagles and storks hovering in amidst the clouds of mist. It is beautiful 🙂

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Sounds like a beautiful start to your day and what a setting!

      • Trini Lind says:

        Yes, it is gorgeous!! I can see it all from my bed too cause one wall is just glass, like the whole wall is a window and being on 14th floor I see so many stars and moon, and sunrises 🙂 I like falling asleep looking at the stars 🙂

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Oh, that is nice. So there are no street lights to block your view?
        I sometimes do that, too, look out the window at the stars before I fall asleep. When the moon is full, it shines upon my face. 🙂

      • Trini Lind says:

        No, I live far away from the city, about 30 kilometers, here there are just fields and fields of farmland and a river 🙂 As I am typing this the farmers are herding their cows over the river and into the grassland on the other side 🙂 ❤ I love love the moon too! 🙂 ❤

  3. maureenc says:

    Beautiful throughout the varying seasons. I’m so glad that you enjoy and appreciate the beauty surrounding you.

  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Looks beautiful. Love the long shadows.

  5. Val Boyko says:

    So lovely. My cheeks are red with the cold wind now!

  6. Jewels says:

    Sounds like it was a wonderful hike, you captured some lovely photos, Eliza. I especially like the tree shadows! 🙂

  7. These photos of shadow on snow are like paintings, Eliza. What an incredible effect on the pristine snow! Do you paint? Your fourth photo, showing your own shadow, is my favorite. Such delicate lace shadows from the twigs 😉

  8. ladyfi says:

    Gorgeous snowy shots.

  9. wspines says:

    The pictures are wonderful. I have always wanted to try snow shoeing it looks like so much fun. When I did a lot of cross country skiing the winter went by fast. Hoping this is the last of the bitter cold. No frozen pipes and Elliott moved himself so the world is a lot brighter today.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Snowshoes are so light & easy these days – you should try it. It does help us keep up our woods walking. Good news about Elliott. Tomorrow should be warmer!

  10. Heather says:

    There is a real beauty about fresh snow, and a magic to the interplay of shadows on its smooth surface. We got several inches of powder this afternoon, so I’m hoping for some sunshine tomorrow. Of course, we’re back to single-digit highs so who knows if I’ll venture out!

  11. Beautiful winter scenes. Love your blog.

  12. Robin says:

    Oh, how beautiful!! Wish I could have joined you. Your images are gorgeous. I particularly like the shadows. I’m a sucker for shadows on snow. 🙂

  13. LadyPinkRose says:

    Beautiful shots, Eliza, on a nice sunny day!!! Just gorgeous!! Thank you! Love, Amy

  14. mk says:

    The beauty of shadow on smooth snow is hard to beat. I especially like the second shot. A nice series. Thanks Eliza.

  15. What a wonderful way to spend a snowy day. 🙂 Sounds like fun!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Hello there…It’s so nice to hear from you! It has been a great year here for snowshoeing, the snow has stayed light and fluffy for weeks. Thanks for your visit! 🙂

  16. Robbie says:

    I enjoyed the comparison of the scene:-) What a lovely place to live:-) Beautiful:-)

  17. Sophie says:

    I love how in touch with nature you are and appreciate so much you sharing x thank you x my trip has allowed me to be much more immersed in nature’s beauty and power – it’s such a privilege love sophie xxx

  18. Oh there is nothing quite like a walk on virgin snow. We have only had a day when it started to get. white and the snow fell heavily for a while but was gone by the evening. Would love to wake up to a really white snowy day when you can tell its snowed just from the way the light comes through the window.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks for visiting an ‘oldie’ but a goodie, Alison. Looking at these photos of a ‘real’ winter in New England make me realize how little snow we’ve actually had this year. We’ve been able to walk freely without snowshoes nearly all winter. More rain than snow has fallen, but at least we’ve had precipitation to keep the aquifers filled.

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