Madison schools were all in session today, with the exception of private/Christian schools. Just about every community surrounding us also canceled classes. Yeah, some days it sucks living in the city. Though some friends had to work, I had a snow day. Since I was already layered up, I took my camera for a walk at noon. Yes, just for all of you, I walked the three-mile round trip trek I usually avoid in winter. I saw a few people out with shovels and snow blowers, and even a couple other intrepid souls walking, but not along the bike path. I could tell by the depth of the snow that the path had been plowed at some point mid-morning, which made the going a bit easier. Here are a few of the 60-plus photos I took today.
Some pines were bent in half by the wind and weight of the snow.
Other pines fared much better.
Sumac fruit covered with snow. The fruit provides food for birds during winter and early spring.
Some of last year's leaves still cling tenaciously to an oak tree.
One final glimpse of the creek. Though a bit blustery at times, and despite being exhausted when I returned home an hour later, I'd say the walk was well worth the effort.