I went to the Bedford Reservation of the Cleveland MetroParks today. We had a few inches of snow fall overnight, so I knew it would be particularly pretty.
It was a balmy 20F out this afternoon. Needless to say, I didn’t last long. I probably would have been able to stay longer if I had those nifty gloves with the touch screen fingertips.
I saw a bunch of trees that came down in the first snow storm of the season. The stairs and path didn’t appear to have suffered any damage. I did see a number of trees that had been cut down, probably because they were close to falling down.
You can see the difference in the water levels from the fall and now. I should have taken a picture of Tinkers Creek at the entrance to the park. It is super high from all the snow and rain we’ve had the last two month.
Since it was snowy and slightly slippery, I didn’t want to go too far from the walkway. The last thing I needed was t slip and break a leg or arm. A few other people had the same idea as I did. There were a decent number of footprints along the trail.
The nice part was it was so quiet. I actually did see one couple hiking, but they weren’t talking. The sound of the creek running over the rocks was calming.
In the end, I was freezing and I headed back to my car. I hadn’t been out more than 20 minutes or so and the car was still warm. I turned on the heat full blast as I was driving home.
I want to go back in another month or so to capture the end of winter. It’s hard to believe we’re going into the last week of January. Time has ceased to have meaning anymore. I don’t expect things to get anywhere near normal for quite a while.
My name is Kathryn. I live in suburban Cleveland. I have 2 cats, who are my kids. I work in early childhood education, specializing in infants at a local childcare center. I’ve also worked with preschoolers and school aged kids there. I used to be an ESL teacher in South Korea.
I love to bake. My coworkers get to be my taste testers. I enjoy coloring, and I even participate in a coloring Meet Up group. I’m a fan of all kinds of music, but country is my favorite. My kitties, Gidgette and Ivory, are my favorite models for my photography. I play around with photo editors to create what I call “Works of Art”. I’m not very good at it, but I do it anyway.
Please visit me at Mighty Kool Kat. You can find my links to social media there.