“Wow, it really snowed last night! Isn’t it wonderful? Everything familiar has disappeared! The world looks brand new!
A new year … a fresh, clean start! It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities! It’s a magical world, Hobbes, ol’ buddy … let’s go exploring!”
― Bill Watterson

Well, the snow didn’t exactly come last night, but began falling this morning.  Once it started, it continued steadily throughout the day.

A snow day brings as much excitement to me now as it did when I was a child.  As soon as the ground was almost completely covered, I knew  it was time to go exploring.

I currently live in the same neighborhood where I grew up.  The need for exploration and the joy of missing a school day remain the same as when I was a child.  The thing that changed was the gear that I grabbed as I headed out of the door.  In my childhood, I always grabbed my trusty sled.  Unfortunately, my sled was a sled better suited for Pennsylvania, my first childhood home.  South Carolina can rarely handle the runners on an old-fashioned sled.  Today, rather than grabbing a sled, I reached for my camera gear.

Randy, Maui, and I went out to explore.

Snow not only covered the ground, but also rested in the tree branches creating a winter wonderland.

Trees

We made our way to the golf courses where the children always gather for sledding opportunities.  On the way, we had to pass through a tunnel.

Dog at the End of the Tunnel

Maui was certainly enjoying the snowy adventure.

Our travels also took us past a playground.  I was drawn to the bright, cheerful colors.

Playground

We did see many children and families sledding and enjoying an adventure in the snow.  It was great to see so many people enjoying activities outdoors.

Girl in Snow

Three hours and 15,000 steps later, Randy, Maui, and I finished our walk around our neighborhood.  We were soaking wet, tired, sore, and hungry.  It was such a wonderful day!

How do you like to spend a snow day?

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Mary Presson Roberts
Mary Presson Roberts

I am a travel and fine art photographer living and working in the Carolinas. My camera has taken me to places I never would have experienced and to people I never would have met. Photography has truly changed my life! Using my blog, I hope to share the joys of both travel and photography.

Comments (6)

  1. Lovely!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much!

  2. Awesome images Mary! I love your snow fun!!!!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, kindly, Ginnie!

  3. Mary you are just somethin’ else. Your images always please and delight me. Thank you for sharing them!

    1. Mary Presson Roberts

      Thank you, so much, Connie! I hope your 2018 is off to a fabulous start!

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