Snow And A Snow Moon In The Mountain View Cemetery
Well, Winter returned to Northeastern Pennsylvania today. It has been a mild, and pretty much snow free, Winter so far this year but about four to six inches of snow fell today. And, after the snow ended, a strong northwesterly wind brought in some clearing, and frigid temperatures.
I am not a big fan of snow anymore. I don’t like walking in it. However, the brilliant sunshine that we had this afternoon, and the new snowfall, persuaded me to take my camera on my walk after work and I headed to the nearby Mountain View Cemetery.
I have been visiting this cemetery for many years. My mom would take my siblings and I for walks here for as long as I can remember, during the Summer months. It has many different species of trees and is beautiful in all seasons, including the Winter, especially after a newly fallen snow.
It is a peaceful place and I often sit here on this bench and reflect on my many wonderful memories of dad. It was windy and 20 degrees this afternoon so I wasn’t going to sit in the cold but just said hello.
I would have stayed out here , despite the cold and wind, but my observations of the moon, planets and stars was ended by an increasing cloud cover. I have to say, I really didn’t mind the return of winter today, but I am glad the forecast ic calling for the return of milder weather this weekend. And I am still looking forward to Spring which is only 39 days away., not that I am counting, Here is a link to some more photographs from my walks this afternoon and evening. https://keepyoureyespeeled.net/photographs-2017/nggallery/photographs-2017/Mountain-View-Cemetery-February-9-2017-
“The wastes of snow on the hill were ghostly in the . The stars were piercingly bright.”