January’s theme is “Winter” and at first I thought that almost seemed to easy. We’re in the throes of a pretty intense winter here in New England this year with several feet of snow on the ground already, and sub-zero temperatures to boot! You would think that would make a winter photo simple, but it’s actually kind of tough to get outdoors taking photos when you don’t want to have your mittens off for more than a minute or two! However, as I posted yesterday, we got a break in the temperatures and when it got up to about 20 degrees, we headed out snowshoeing.
I only brought my camera phone, since I didn’t want to risk dropping my good camera in the snow (I often fall when snowshoeing!). Luke’s paws got cold so we didn’t stop for photos too much. When we headed up out of our woods and towards the house, I saw the shot I wanted: looking towards our home, an oasis in the middle of what’s shaping up to being a long, rough winter! I love how this shot shows my earlier snowshoe tracks in the snow, crisscrossed by some wildlife tracks. Cricket is holding her paw up in the air, probably because it’s cold, and she’s ready to get back to the warmth of our wood stove.
That’s a typical New England winter’s day around here.
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