Ah, the grand Maine landscapes in winter. Well, January turned out to be mud season thanks to the warm temperatures that we have been having. And, as I write this, February doesn’t appear to be much different. I find this time of year difficult to be inspired by any kind of landscape as I am not a fan of the winter – and nothing caught my eye last week despite having dragged my camera everywhere (however, I do admire those that can capture the winter’s ((hidden)) beauty).
On Sunday, it was very mild (for January) so David and I decided to venture out with J for a little walk before his nap time. We just drove down the road a short way to Ferry Beach State Park here in Saco. It’s closed, of course, but we parked at the gate and meandered our way down the snow covered park road with J holding hands with each of us to keep himself steady. It’s hard work walking in snow when you aren’t quite 2-years-old. That being said, it wasn’t that easy for me either. We didn’t make it half-way down the road before J decided on a fallen tree to go inspect just off the road… and apparently there were bears or lions hiding in the woods, too, according to him. We met up with another couple out for a stroll and chatted with them for a good chunk of time about kids and photography and what a killer winter it has been for our bank accounts with the mild temperatures.
Finally, we decided to head back. I’m glad we didn’t walk much further than we did because halfway back to the car, J decided he didn’t want to walk anymore…
… And when we got home, he napped for FOUR hours.