Spent about 3 1/2 hours hiking at beautiful Matthiessen State Park, in Utica IL. Winter here has been a bit strange: lots of unusually warm days, and not much snow. The park was especially beautiful, with a mix of winter, and a way too early for Spring vibe. The park is named for Frederick William Matthiessen. This was his estate and private park!
Welcome to the great, wide, wonderful, ridiculously frigid Polar Vortex of 2019! Thought I would venture out into the eye of the vortex and see what it was like.
Well… wind chill temps were around -30 making both holding a camera and pressing the shutter button a challenge.
Still, I was glad to get out and capture a few images and, even happier to get back home! Wherever you are, I hope it’s warmer than it is here! Thanks for stopping by!
I hope to get back to photography and regular posts in 2019. In the meantime, this is from the archives that I didn’t even know I had! Lake Michigan on a cold winter sunset from….some years ago.
Another image from our time at the beach yesterday. This is my bride of 35 years.