Saturday, January 31, 2015
Contrasting Then and Now
This is winter, isn't it! Or so the calendar says. We've had cold enough temperatures, but not enough snow to allow for typical outdoor winter activities. According to the most recent Leelanau Enterprise, we've had 73.8" of snow so far this winter. That's in comparison to 188.1" at the same point in time last year! And nearly half of this year's snow fell in November, when winter hadn't officially arrived. Now don't get me wrong; I am NOT wishing for another winter of 2014, but it would be nice to have enough snow to tramp around in snowshoes or capture some pristine winter snowscapes. To illustrate the differences between last year and this year's snowfall amounts, I've chosen some wintery images from 2014. Today I revisited those same places, and the contrast between the two images is striking.