Wednesday, December 10, 2008
A few days into October we had a really heavy frost and I snapped a couple of macros.
And although we had some flurries, we didn't get our first real snow – the kind that covers the ground in white and will last until spring thaw – until two months later, December 3rd.
In fact, this is the first year I can remember, since living in Wisconsin, that there wasn't snow covering the ground or falling all around when we went to get our Christmas tree.
Can you tell Brodi is very happy to see the snow?
And Mr Downy doesn't seem to mind the snow either.
Sunday morning, with temperatures warming up to -4 F (yes, negative four degrees!) we bundled ourselves, threw the cameras into the car and set off for the Eau Claire Dells Marathon County Park.
I'm sure you're not surprised to learn that we were the only people at the park.
We walked down the path to the water's edge.
Crossed the bridge.
And Dennis was brave enough to go out on the rocks.
I waited by this bench, I was not brave enough to walk the snow covered rocks.
See Dennis down there? Towards the center. Not sure if he's brave or foolish.
I'm standing up on the path that leads to the rocks. In the summer the place is packed with people and people dive into the water from the rocks. (Dennis is still there)
We walked a portion of the path by water's edge. I was glad for the railing along the stairs. There's lots of leaves under the snow and leaves on top of rock makes for slippery footing.
Believe it or not, I really wasn't cold. I had on a tank top, a long sleeved shirt, a fleece jacket and a lightweight wind breaker. Two pair of the stretchy $1 knit gloves that look like they're for a baby but actually stretch to huge. And pair of thermal bottoms and sweat pants. If I tuck the thermals into my socks and boots then the sweats on the outside of my boots, my feet stay warm and dry. If you think about it that's really not much for a negative temperature day. The only thing that ever got cold at all was my nose and I would breathe into my hand for a bit to warm back up then all was well.
Monday we got close to a foot of new snow. :) It is beautiful!