First Snow Storm of the Season.

Snow has been a bit problematic for me for the past four years — ever since I experienced a somewhat traumatic event that took place during a Nor’easter in late 2006. Slowly but surely I am learning to make peace with snow … and to even appreciate it again as I did when I was a child (snowball throwing never gets old).

I have a child that absolutely loves snow. And despite his Haitian roots … he also loves to swim in rivers and lakes just after the ice has broken. This kid loves the cold and hates the heat. Weird, I know. (I guess he was fated to live in Maine!) Because of this aversion to summer heat, I am more apt to get him to play outside in the cold winter weather — which means I had better make peace with it.

And so — I grab my camera — as shooting pics of our daily life always gives me solace.

These pictures are not award-winning art — but they are my therapy. Toting a camera while venturing around the snowy property — finding the beauty in the snow — enjoying my son and his dog as they kick the snow around — all of this will heal the anxiety I feel when I am surrounded by mountains of Maine snow.

More snow-filled pictures to follow — as weather permits 🙂


PS. What do you enjoy about the snow?

Jodi Renshaw

About Jodi Renshaw

Jodi is a homeschooling Mom, a photographer, a wife, and a proud resident of the city of Bangor. She spends part of her time working at a locally-owned shop in the downtown area, part of her time homeschooling her favorite young man, and most of her time behind a camera lens. She often writes about adoption, family life, homeschooling, and community.