Sub-zero temeratures, thigh-deep snow drifts, bone-chilling winds: this is what I remember as a kid growing up in the midwest. This is not what I expected when we moved to an area of the country that has a beach. But since mother nature decided to play a funny joke on me, I decided to laugh and play along. With my children that have only seen a few light snowfalls in their short life in the Hampton Roads area, the snowball fights began. We laughed, we fell, we slid and laughed some more. We even built a snowman. It was a great day to bring us together and have fun as a family. These memories I will fondly remember and cherish forever.
After I uploaded my photos onto social networking sights so family at home could see the fun we had today, there was still something I was missing.
I grabbed my camera, brushed off the snow on our car, let it warm up for a few minutes, then off I went. I had to have pictures of the beach and show the family at home what beach snow looks like.
Carefully driving just a few blocks to the Ocean View Fishing Pier and to the Ocean View parks, I knew I would get some great photos. Little did I know, I would experience what I had as a child and what I have come to appreciate as an adult all in one day.
The waves of the bay were crahing ashore and perfectly blending the sand with the snow. The way the snow lay upon the beach and surrounding trees brought the idea of how perfect and imperfect nature can be.
With that in mind, I tried to capture the feelings of the day in a few photos that would help me remember how perfect today was and the true beauty of snow.