It’s snowing at Travelin’ Local

Jan 23, 2009 by Lisa Newton

For someone who lives on the West Coast, visiting the East Coast during winter isn’t the easiest trip to plan. Questions abound: What should I wear? What shouldn’t I wear? Do I need snow boots? Or a winter coat? Even what kind of socks should be packed enter the equation.

When I departed on my flight from Los Angeles, it was in the wee hours of the morning– so even here it was nippy; thus a sweater was my outfit of choice for the flight. But, because the temperature here rarely gets into the low 40ºs, I don’t own a winter coat. Before going, I made sure I was going to be able to borrow one, and it was definitely needed.

Cold temperatures are the norm during a Baltimore winter, but sub-20º is a bit nippy.

Nope, no normal temps here.

Waking up the first morning after my arrival, the temperature was 8º. At that temperature, the term “crisp air” takes on a whole new meaning. As the week progressed, it did get a little warmer; however, on my last full day, it started to snow as evidence by the picture. I could be wrong, but from my experience, it tends to warm up a little, when it snows, –with the temperatures ranging from 20º – 32º. I know quite a few people in LA who have never experienced snow. If at all possible, I think everyone should experience snow, at least once in their life, especially the kind of wet snow that attaches to the trees. It’s a beautiful sight to behold. Plus, it’s fun—at least once.

Here, two girls loaded with boots, coats, gloves, and hats are treading where the small creek’s water usually flows. As far as I could see, the water level never gets above a few inches, plus, these girls’s father was standing close by, keeping a watchful eye.

One thing I’ve been practicing on with my new camera is the art of focus and depth of field. It takes practice, but I’m up for mastering the moment–so you’ll start to witness quite a few more shots like this in upcoming blogs. I love the detail in this shot, and yes, that is snow on the leaves. The concept of depth and dimension is always fun to capture on screen, canvas, photo or page.

One of the great advantages of living in Southern California is that the mountains aren’t too far away. I haven’t posted about it yet, but they’re definitely on the to-do list.

What about you? Do you enjoy a beautiful snow fall? Or how did you spend this week Travelin’ Local?

It’s always fun to explore our backyard as well as others, because its part of life’s pleasures; and experiences, that we live for and forward to.

Until next time, keep safe and warm!

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2 Responses to “It’s snowing at Travelin’ Local”

  1. Mark says:

    Thank you for sharing! Have a fantastic weekend!

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  2. Carla says:

    Great advice and something for me to bookmark.

    But the west coast isn’t all the same. I went from the San Francisco Bay Area to Portland in December – BIG mistake! Blizzards, chains required in the metro area, airports closed for business, etc. It was a mess this year.

    We are going back the first week of Feb, it should be much better by then! :)

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