The Winter Wonderland Walk

For the past 9 or 10 days, the Pacific Northwest has experienced snow and freezing temperatures. The low temperatures have kept the snowy earth covered with a blanket of white, a gift that we seldom receive anymore. This was the first significant snow in town in a few years. It is always magical. The schools close, people ride the buses, families play together in the park, snowmen appear, and the world becomes a quieter and slower place, mirroring the sleep of nature. Perhaps the snowfall is a gentle nudge from Mother Nature, encouraging us to follow her lead.

winter spiral
winter spiral
Another walker in the park...
Another walker in the park ( :

This walk was taken around my neighborhood and in Whatcom Falls Park. I really just want to share some videos and pictures of my walks in the snow. I hope you enjoy them!

I hope this video doesn’t make you dizzy!

Whatcom Falls, Upper Bridge
Whatcom Falls Park, Upper Bridge
Derby Pond, Whatcom Falls Park
Derby Pond, Whatcom Falls Park
Snowy trees
Snowy trees
Snowy path
Snowy path

I’m always amazed that this park is two blocks from my house! What a treasure.

Ann in the snow
Ann out for a walk in the snow, with Aaron, of course
Snow patterns on our patio
Snow patterns on our patio

These swans appeared on the pond. We think the cold temps grounded them for a bit. They didn’t like us getting too close.

Swans
Swans

We awoke to rain and wind this morning with temperatures soaring to 43 degrees from a low of somewhere around 16. The snow is gone and green blankets the earth once again…at least for now!

Happy Solstice! Happy New Year!

Ann

 

6 thoughts on “The Winter Wonderland Walk

  1. Teresa Lee December 20, 2016 / 1:56 pm

    Beautiful photos & a wonderful reminder to slow down & enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. It’s everywhere! Ann & Aaron, enjoy the season. Be happy & be well!

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    • bellinghamwalks December 20, 2016 / 2:14 pm

      Hey there! Yes, life can get pretty crazy this time of year. Great to hear from you! xo

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  2. kathietupper December 20, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Love the pics Ann! Thanks for sharing the beauty of Bellingham in the snow.

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  3. Julie Selleck December 20, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } Beautiful! How nice to have that so close to your home and to see others, besides human, enjoy the beauty! ❄️ Happy 2017 to you and Aaron! Lots of love ❤️  Me! 😘👭

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    • bellinghamwalks December 20, 2016 / 7:43 pm

      There are beavers too, though we’ve never seen them…only their handiwork!

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