Another piece of the puzzle

I’m pretty certain I could finish the puzzle this afternoon if I wanted to take the time to do it.  Sometimes it’s nice to drag things out for a little while.  Besides, M might want to help with the finishing pieces and he’s at work right now.  The puzzle has been a work of partnership.  I don’t want to deprive my partner of the satisfaction of finishing.

It’s snowing again here in the Bogs.  Big surprise, eh?  No, I suppose it isn’t a surprise at all given this is northeastern Ohio.  What is surprising is that the east coast folks (my family in New Jersey, for instance) have had more snow this winter than we have.  Nor’easters out-snow the Great Lakes snow machine every time.  At least that’s been the case this season.

We’re supposed to get anywhere from 3 inches to up to 12 inches.  It depends on how fast the low moves through and whether or not we get hit with the back side of it once it meets up with the low to the east and turns into a nor’easter.  It’s time to look into renting or buying some snowshoes.  I hear snowshoeing is great exercise, burning as many calories per hour as cross-country skiing.  I imagine you don’t move as quickly as you do on the skis, though.

M and I went for a drive (to take care of some errands) yesterday around sunset and ended up out by Quail Hollow State Park.  It was a pretty evening, peaceful with the quiet that blankets the land along with the snow.  Every once in a while we would hear someone out in the woods hiking or snoeshowing or cross-country skiing.

(The manor at Quail Hollow State Park.)

We didn’t stay long.  Just long enough for me to snap a few photos.  We went home to watch the remains of the sunset.

(Back at the ranch.)

A programming note:  I’ve been playing around with using black and white for some of my snow and ice photos.  I’ll be posting some of them at Bountiful Healing once in a while.   Join me over there if you’re interested.