Last week, snow fell in forty-nine American states. Portions of eastern North Carolina received anywhere from one-to-four inches or more. The second such storm in a month, the winter event quickly became the subject of Tweets, blog posts, and Facebook statuses, and it seemed everyone took pictures. Thanks to Twitter and FB, I saw photos of snowy landscapes from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, and down to South Carolina's Lowcounty. Of course, I took a few as well. Why waste a chance to practice photography?
Birds left more than empty shells near a bird feeder:
The "blizzard" shut down the local state park.
Rivers and black-water swamps decked out in white.
But some didn't seem to appreciate the finery.
I may need more practice taking pictures under such extreme lighting conditions, but hopefully, opportunity will wait a year. I enjoyed the snow, but I'm looking forward to the sight of wildflowers covering fields and roadsides, and taking long walks through Carolina woods.