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.
I walk here everyday now, to visit my dad, since he was buried here over three years ago.
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 walked through the cemetery , having become familiar with many of the tomb stones, trees and mausoleum, and enjoyed them now that they were covered in the fresh, powdery snow.
I left the cemetery to visit my mom, who lives a few blocks away. After my visit I returned to my home and found I found i had a few visitors at the deer block I put out.
I watched the deer for a while and decided to walk back to the cemetery and watch the almost full snow moon rising in the east.
It was cold and windy, the temperatures dropped into the mid teens, but I enjoyed watching the moon peek in and out of the clouds in the cold, but peaceful twilight in the cemetery.
I also observed my favorite planet, Venus, shining brilliantly in the western sky.
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.”
Love the peaceful twilight photos Frank!