Many of you already think I’m a little out of my mind for being a lover of winter.
I know, I know, I live in Virginia in the US and we don’t get a ton of snow. We do get some temps in the zero to 20 degrees F but nothing like those of you who live in places further north. To my credit, I did live in Vermont and in Northern Idaho and loved almost every cold moment, even to the point of working in a woodlot in a light jacket, and going winter camping.
Ultimately though, I embrace most weather types. The beauty of Virginia is that we have a distinct seasonal change, so right when you are tired of one season, the next one comes along.
Leave it to me though to run outside this morning, in my PJs, to get a shot of the first few snowflakes (SO excited!) only to find that I had locked myself out of the house!
All you photonuts out there get it, right? Anything (almost) for that shot!
So what happened? Still trying to get back in? Love that shot. Totally worth it. The blue tint adds just the right touch.
Thankfully I keep a key hidden outside! But since the phone was inside as well, you know that I was imagining knocking on my neighbors door 🙂
And yes! The shot was worth it. Thanks Emilio!
Yes Laurie, we demand sacrifices!! Oh dear, in you PJ’s no less. It’s pretty amazing how diverse the weather is at WordPress, I love that. I hope you have a key hidden?
Loving you photo too. Hard to no enjoy subtle changes, even the earth needs as rest. It’s almost like you live near a lake, we’d get these foggy mornings when the air was cooler than the water temps. I suppose all those leaves hold moisture in a similar way.
Yes, thankfully I have a key hidden (although half of the city knows where I keep it – ha!)
But as I told Emilio “since the phone was inside as well, you know that I was imagining having to knock on my neighbors door”
A true photographer ~ anything for the shot!
Exactly!! and I was laughing at myself the whole time 🙂
That’s the photonut spirit Laurie 😊. Seems to be a trend though didn’t you lock yourself out of a hotel room too in your PJ’s ? LOL. Awesome shot though looking back you will laugh and say “It was worth it”.
I did lock myself out of a hotel room in my PJs!! You have such a good memory (or else it was just too funny of a story to forget!)
It all happened so fast that I worried the image wasn’t going to turn out. So glad it did and so worth it!
Obviously you are back ‘in’ or you have some secret cache’ pc!!!!! (smart phone???) Love the photo!!!!
Yes, back inside in no time, thankfully. Can you imagine the neighbors faces when I came knocking – haha!
Because of your true photographer’s instinct to get the shot, your risk will not go unrecognized. =)
Thank you for saying that AND for the visit! I took a quick trip over to your blog (and will go back!). Love all the B&W.
Have you visited Monochromia yet? It’s a blog comprised of photographers / photonuts from around the world and all the images are monochome. If you go back one post to Steam Heat you’ll see the link and be introduced to some great folks.
Thanks for the tip and taking the time out. I will definitely visit monochromia.
I checked it out, and you were right, wow amazing photos! Thanks for the intro.
You are most welcome!
I LOVE that shot!! It’s gorgeous!! I also LOVE snow and winter. I get it!! It’s peaceful and calm and forces you to stay indoors and hunker down. I Love winter. Today, our high will be 1° – which we already hit. We will have sub – zero tempts all week. I could not be happier! More time for blogging and coffee!!
Yay, a kindred spirit!
and thank you – so glad you liked that photo!
😀 You nut!! At least you had your pj’s on! This shot is totally worth it! I so want to come and stay with you! 🙂
Yes! At least I did have my PJs on! Phew!
Can you imagine the looks on the neighbors faces as I knocked on the door – ha!!
and yes, you are welcome anytime!
Sadly, my neighbors have seen me out in my PJ’s for this exact reason. A few days ago I walked two blocks to get a sunrise photo without trees in the way…in slippers! Thank goodness I haven’t locked myself out yet. Boomdee just reminded me I need to go check to make sure there’s a key in the hidden key place…
Yes, hide that key!
You never know when you’ll get locked out. I love that you walked 2 blocks in your slippers. I would so totally do that!
Oh, AND I realized today (during my first fabulous hike of 2015…blog coming soon) that you should not waste any space on explaining how your love of winter is legitimate. Ms. Laurie, anyone who has read your blog knows you are the real deal, if the topic is winter, or anything else. You just go be your bada** self, and know we already trust your perspective.
Excellent image Laurie. I love it!
Thanks Edith. I’m so happy it turned out … as my time out there in minimal clothing was limited 🙂
Oh my! Where are the neighbors’ photos?
Seriously!! I’ve been imagining the looks on their faces as I walked through the wooded area between our houses and knocked on their door 🙂
Thank goodness for that hidden key!
Ha! Hope you have found your way in from the cold. I love the coloring in this image, the winter chill is there but the warmth and excitement of the first snow is too. Seasons are such a beautiful gift of mother nature!
I did get back inside … thanks to that hidden key. Phew!
It’s about 15 degrees right now … and no more snow. Yet. Fingers crossed!!
Well, you did get a wonderful photo for your trouble 🙂
Yes! I was really happy that it turned out so well. Thank you!
The photo is great … like Emilio, I love the blue tinge … but getting locked out? I wouldn’t find that funny!!
Thank goodness I have a key hidden outside of the door 🙂 So glad you like the photo!
Definitely worth it Laurie
Thank you, Derrick. I was happy that the image turned out so well … especially since I wasn;t out there for long.
I could live there, compact but I like the colour 😀
It’s the trend these days, isn’t it? Smaller houses, smaller footprints.
You’d need to evict the mice from this one though 🙂
If they don’t snore too much they can stay 🙂
Good Deal! and I’ll let you even come in the “big house” (so to speak) for a beer before you bed down with the mice!
Too generous 😀
First rule for impulsive photographers–have a key hidden outside! It’s currently minus 16 here so even a great photo probably wouldn’t get me outside!
Thankfully I do have a hidden key. I was chuckling the whole time though … running around in my T-shirt 🙂
Ha Laurie, kindred spirits in both the love for winter and locking oneself out;0) Last time was this summer, at 1.00 am…Mr. Walker in Europe, no phone and in shocking pink PJ’s. I calmly assesed the situation, took a concrete garden ornament and smashed the kitchen window..hoping the neighbors would not wake up and call the police…I was wearing that shocking pink after all;0) Now of curse, I have (again) a key hidden outside…the photo is gorgeous of course!!! xoxox Johanna
Oh my gosh your story is SO much better than mine!! That shocking pink, Mr. Walker in Europe, the broken window. What a story! Thank you so much for sharing, Johanna.
I’m with you, Laurie, all the way. When an image calls you, best heed the song. Things like keys are secondary — there is always a way back in.
There is so much I love about this photo. Not the least of which is the blue atmospheric tint. I love how the shed is perched on an incline (the possiblty it may one day tip and tumble down the hill), and the thrilling circle of space to counterbalance the composition. Just so serenely beautiful.
I would love to be able to buy a print of this, if you are so inclined to sell one!
Mary … I so love the way your mind works and the way you express those thoughts. Thank you for these generous comments and I’d love to gift you this image. Message me on FB so I don’t forget and I’ll send it along ❤
too funny…and yes I can recognise myself and the crazy things I’ll endure just for that shot. Just for the record the shot is lovely!
Thank you, Seonaid. Photographers are kindred spirits in many ways … and doing crazy things is one of those ways. So glad that you like this image!
LOL. . .I’d be so upset if I did that.
Thankfully I had a key hidden outside! So good to see you, Sheryl. I need to go check out your blog and see what you are up to now that the journey through Grandma’s diary has ended.
I think you simple love life in general. It’s a beautiful quality that shines through everything you do, and photograph.
Alys, thank you for such a generous comment! It was so fun to skype with you yesterday! I’m so excited for April!!
I’ve been known to stand in the middle of the street in my dressing gown to get a shot of fog over the mountains. lol
ha! love it! that is indeed what we do, isn’t it? 🙂
What a perch nestling in that gorgeous blue fog, a pj lock-out triumph!
Love that comment, Patti!