The middle of winter

We are solidly into the middle of the winter, with both the chill of the weather and the gloom of the pandemic. But there are still some beautiful sights outside, and people and animals out in the cold and snow.

Some of the best sights in the city are in Rock Creek Park:

©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

Even in the middle of being repaired, the Dupont Circle fountain looks wonderful in the snow.

Dupont Circle. ©Angela N.

The Reflecting Pool is partially frozen:

©Victoria Pickering
©Angela N.

People are out having fun

Ice skating

National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden skating rink ©Miki Jourdan

Sledding

©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

Snow boarding

©Rob Klug

Jogging

©Rob Klug

At the Drum Circle

©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

Making snowmen

©Rob Klug
©Angela N.

Working

We’re very grateful to those who keep things going by working outside regardless of the weather.

©Rob Klug
Security guard in Georgetown ©Rob Klug

Animals in the snow

Birds

©Miki Jourdan
©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

Squirrels

©Angela N.

Snow dogs!

©Rob Klug
©Rob Klug

Pandas

©Angela N.

We’re grateful that there are a lot of good ways to spend time outside during the winter here. And for the piles of snow that make even the most familiar scenes look unusual.

©Victoria Pickering

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8 Comments

  1. Thanks for the reminders about the beauty of winter and the things for which we should be grateful. I love that you looked at the subject from so many perspectives.

  2. Wonderful winter images, and appreciative of all the elements of fun and the work that must go on!

    1. Thanks, it’s sometimes surprising how there can be pleasures of winter inside a city.

  3. Most people associate winter with gloomy and cold conditions, but I see beauty and fun. What a contrast! Thanks for letting me see things differently.

    1. Thanks! – we are all trying to look for a few signs of cheer and beauty during this dark time.

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