Monday, March 15, 2010
I drove up to the Peaks of Otter last Saturday morning. Arriving at the lodge around 9 A.M. , I was amazed at the solitude. There were very few cars parked in the lot and no one was outside. The lake was frozen and although the snow was melting a bit there was still plenty of it on the ground. A deer was grazing on the lawn totally unconcerned with me or my camera. I walked all the way around her and she posed for me on several occasions. The sun was bright and warm but the wind was very chilly. I was having a great time shooting photo after photo (over 100!!) when I noticed my fingers were so cold they were getting numb. After deciding that frostbite may not help my artistic endeavors, I packed up to leave, but the beauty of the morning will be remembered for a long time.