04.04.2016 Snow on the Mountain

With apologies to actual mountains, Mount Pollux is more of a hill but it was a nice spot yesterday to enjoy the falling snow decorating some of the apple trees.  I am a bit of a worrier about getting my equipment wet, so rarely shoot in the rain or snow.  Modern equipment is pretty well sealed so my hesitation isn’t really warranted and I went out before it turned into a short lived mini-blizzard.

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Mount-Pollux-Snowy-040316-960With the wind picking up, it was hard to keep the lens dry and I finally gave up after these images.  Quabbin Park seemed a good idea, but they kept it closed for the snowfall and as I turned to return to Amherst the wind and snow really picked up in intensity.  By the time I got to town the snow was over and the sky turned blue and clear.  During the remainder of the day the wind was constant although gusting with bands of snow alternating with the blue sky.  Such odd weather.  We are due for more snow today- up to 5″ possibly. Wonder if I’ll go out?

BTW, two of my images were selected for the Monson Arts Council show.

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About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 04.04.2016 Snow on the Mountain

  1. That’s great news about the Monson show, congratulations. I’ve got my fingers crossed. What are the subjects of the two images that were accepted? Flowing water? A pastoral forest scene perhaps?

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  2. Oh … and by the way … the thermometer reads 12F at the moment. Joanna is losing sleep, worrying about our local amphibians.

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  3. Hello, it is not dangerous? 🙂 Good photo,
    best wishes

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  4. Wow, snow. Your talk of windy weather contributed to my initial reading of Monson as Monsoon.

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  5. Achingly beautiful. And congratulations!

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  6. I adore the trees that are laden with snow. Love the B&W look. That’s great news about the show.d

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Congratulations on having your images selected for the show. I’ll be interested to see what you chose to submit — whichever they were, they clearly impressed.

    I’m pretty impressed with this sight, too. I’ve always loved late winter snow, but, like Yvonne, have learned to worry about fruit trees getting nipped. Now, I’m suddenly wondering if the peach growers got enough chill hours this year. It’s always something.

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    • Of course, you have already seen them prior to my commenting now, so I won’t comment now. 🙂

      Thanks, Linda. It was fun shooting these.

      Farmers have it very tough, but most people have no idea or appreciation. It is always something, too much rain, not enough rain, too cold, too warm too early, hail, pests. But food is always there for us. They should be celebrated rather than taken for granted.

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