With the sun shinning bright and the temperatures rising I can only imagine that you are all very happy to be back at work (did I actually say that) and glad to be out of the house and getting over your “cabin fever”.
I am one of those rare individuals that truly loves snow. I think it has a lot to do with growing up in Florida and seeing colorful orange groves every holiday masquerading as Christmas trees instead of the white Christmas that Bing Crosby always promised. I love to hear the crackle under my footstep and the beauty it offers photographically. Of course I can admit to the fact of never having made a snowman and never been part of a “real” snowball fight but nonetheless I do get very excited when I hear the word. It’s not like I head to the store for the proverbial 6 loaves of bread and 2 gallons of milk when they predict a snowfall but rather, I charge my camera batteries and get my hiking boots and gloves ready.
I thought I had missed the once-in-forever snowfall when I found myself out of town for the Christmas holidays but to my surprise, and most likely to yours, a second blast of winters fury hit the south the day I was headed home. Since my arrival, it has been four glorious days for me of slipping and sliding around the Tennessee valley capturing the beauty of the area.
On Friday I found myself standing in the same location I stood during the winter snow of 1996, at Burritt Museum. On that day and with the invitation of, “ If you can make it up here?” I found myself in the very fortunate position to be the first one to tour and photograph the virgin snow. Even though I could not make the same claim this year, the snow covering the hilltop and grounds brought back very fond memories.
The Burritt Museum, atop Monte Sano Mountain, is an incredible place to visit any time of the year but with 6 inches of snow christening the buildings, it was … well, “the icing on the cake!”
I am back in Huntsville and ready to take hold of any upcoming photographic assignments that you may have. If you are in need of stock imagery or art for corporate or private collection including the most recent snow photographs, please contact me by email or phone!!!!
Best regards ……….