Still Learning To See

One of those days


A few inches of snow had been predicted, with rain no less, and we ended up instead with over a foot of gorgeous snow that has continued to stick to the trees. Add some sunshine and it is definitely one of those days to remember. It is also one of those days when photographs don’t come close to reality!


My friend, Rob, who was snowshoeing with me on this glorious morning, had to just stop at one point, put his camera down and let it all in—no lens was big enough, no processing program good enough…thankfully, it was one of those days.

Here are a few more of the woefully inadequate but still enjoyable images from this morning. Please use them as one more reason to go outside…regardless of the weather. In a world saturated lately with fake-this and fake-that and horrifying video clips and news that ties my stomach in knots, it is one of those days when the blue sky, the sun, the trees and, in our case, the snow, all brings me back to the real reality, the one that sustains life no matter what.


This entry was published on January 19, 2021 at 7:23 pm and is filed under John Snell, John Snell Photographer, Photograph, Snow, Trees, Vermont, Winter, Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “One of those days

  1. Ah, John–you’re so right that these pictures show us the REAL reality. Regardless of the human political and pandemical chaos, snow will still be one of the natural wonders, free to all beings. I love that Rob put his camera down and just took it all in–what sights you two have seen! I remember your trip to Alaska–but in your own backyard lies just as much beauty. Thanks so much for sharing, since Michigan really hasn’t had snow (yet!).

  2. Thank you, my friend. Will be thinking of you at noon today, all of us with tears of joy in our eyes and hope in our hearts. Onward!

  3. Dianne Shullenberger on said:

    I love this morning walk with you and the way you catch every gem that natures puts before our eyes. The lacy threadlike snow around the beech bud is wonderful. WE are relishing in the beauty here as well. By this afternoon we can finally breath. Dianne

  4. Lovely! You capture this beautiful time of year so well.

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