January snowfall

We had a snowstorm this past Thursday in the Washington, DC area. It started snowing around noon, and it continued to snow until about 4 pm. The snowflakes were big and fluffy, and they were coming down in thick waves. In the end, we have about 3 inches of accumulation, which started to melt overnight. By now, there are patches of snow here and there, but if this warmer weather continues, we’ll have nothing.

Here are photos taken during and after the snowstorm in various locations such as McLean (VA), Potomac River (MD side), and North Bethesda (MD).

Twigs weighed down by snow

Glass building in snowstorm

Road at Tyson’s Corner during snowstorm

Evergreen branch covered with snow

Here’s how my car looked during the snowstorm.

MINI covered in snow

MINI during snowfall

Visibility was (understandably) greatly reduced during the snowstorm. This tall crane normally dominates the skyline at Tyson’s Corner. Not during the snowstorm…

Tall crane during snowstorm

Always interested in shapes and abstracts, I couldn’t help photographing the tracks left in the snow by vehicles and people.

Bend it

Footsteps in the snow

Tracks in the snow

The fresh snow afforded me a different look at a spot I often visit: Lock 10 on the C&O Canal, which is located on the Clara Barton Parkway, somewhere between Great Falls and Glen Echo (MD).

C&O Canal at Lock 10 during snowstorm

Forest path at Lock 10

Potomac shoreline during snowstorm

Island

A bend in the river

Potomac River during snowstorm

A is for Abstract

Ice covers the buds

Finally, photos from my neighborhood. I’m glad I live in such a beautiful place.

Snowman rests on bench

Trees during snowfall

Branches covered in snow

During the snowstorm

Since this post includes photos from my community, let’s call it my Week 3 submission for the 2008 Community Challenge. My other submissions can be found under the “2008 community challenge” tag, right here on my site.


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