So after several other unrelated misadventures, the weather finally began to improve. Just when I thought I'd head back out to a nature park for a nice winter hike, there was news that we had a terrible blizzard coming. That was the end of my plans.
So on the day of the blizzard, I decided to take a few pictures in spite of this big storm. I had to use my phone to take the pictures because my big camera isn't water resistant. The phone is. I made sure the flash was on so I could capture the falling snowflakes. I didn't anticipate what really happened.
I had the wind at my back while I took the pictures, but I had to turn around to get back to the house. If things would have been even a little worse I could have gotten lost just this short distance from my house. Needless to say, I only took a few pictures before I went back inside.
It's now been a few days since this blizzard, but they're just now opening all of the official places, like schools and the nearby freeway, back up. It takes a lot to close down these places here in Iowa. The snow is too deep at the nature parks to go hiking so I'll have to think up something else for my next posts. Luckily it's not going to get very cold again, so maybe the snow will melt quickly. So that's my news for now. I'll talk to you later.