Diamond Dust in Ohio

Last year, right around this time, we had a vicious cold snap in my neck of the woods. So cold, in fact, that it began snowing even though the sun was shining and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. This beautiful phenomenon is known as Diamond Dust and it’s completely fascinating to me. The ever present water vapor in the air condenses to form ice crystals. What was fun about taking this photo was the fact that there was already several inches of snow on the ground and the Diamond Dust had…

Trekking Through the Snow

Remember when you were a kid and you couldn’t wait to throw on your winter boots, jacket, scarf, hat, mittens, and in my case, snow pants, and race outside to be the first to make tracks in the snow? I never remember being cold when I was a kid so it was a lot easier back then. Now, with each passing winter, warmer climates become more and more appealing to me. But this photo and the way the sun is making the snow sparkle makes me think of those younger…

Winter Fun at Ohio State Park Lodges

If you’re anything like I was, when you think of spending the night in a state park, you think of roughing it in a cabin with no heat or pitching a tent and sleeping in the great outdoors. Those options are fine and well for the outdoorsy folks in the world, but I prefer a comfy bed, indoor plumbing, and all of the creature comforts of home. As I sit here looking out of my window at yet another round of winter weather and heavy snow in Eastern Ohio, I…