Sunday, January 30, 2011
Winter Scenes in Maine
Three feet of snow, the middle crusted with ice.
Jumpstarting cars with dead batteries, battling frostbite, scraping windshields and waiting for the defrost to kick in.
And, finally, shoveling the driveway with the threat of sudden cardiac arrest increasing each year.
Yet despite its challenges, spending a winter in Maine is a fantastically beautiful experience.
And if you're attired in the appropriate number and type of layers, it can be not only bearable but often enjoyable.
For professional photographers and novices like me alike, the landscape is a continual opportunity for great images.
These images - which capture a slice of one of Maine's four vibrant and distinct seasons - are part of the reason I've stayed within the borders of the Pine Tree State all these years.
This is the positive thought I will try to maintain on Wednesday as the next forecasted snowy blast passes through central Maine and dumps another foot atop the mountains lining my driveway.