“Chance of Flurries?” – Secord Conservation Area

“Chance of Flurries?” - Secord Conservation Area

On a bright, sunny late December day, I ventured out to a local conservation area to get some nature photos. About half an hour into my hike a few gentle flurries began to fall. I checked the forecast for the area and it said “Chance of flurries”. Well, the flurries grew into a full on squall. It was really the first significant snow for the area and the plants still had a late fall look to them. The words “Chance of a flurry” kept going through my mind as I saw the world around me quickly transform into a winter wonderland. I made the attached photograph just as the squall started and it nicely captures the big snow flakes against the dry goldenrod in a meadow. The snow got even more intense and never let up for the duration of my hike. By the time I got back to my car, the world around me was completely covered in a fresh blanket of snow. What a difference an hour can make.

Nikon D300
Tamron 70-200mm @160mm
1/60s, @ f/2.8, ISO 500

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