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Photo Essay: On-Again, Off-Again Winter

Winter in southeastern Pennsylvania is one of those trips through months of waist-deep snow and sub-zero temperatures. In some years, you get the full arctic treatment. (Years 1985 and 1986, I’m looking right at you.) Other years? Let’s say that winter is on one day, then off the next.

Here’s a nostalgia trip through my old grade school, where winter is on temporary hold during the holiday break…

Travel photography - Penn Wood Elementary School sign, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Flag’s still at half-mast to remember the Newtown, Connecticut shooting victims…

Travel photography - Penn Wood Elementary School flag, Westtown, Pennsylvania

The big news at Penn Wood is a school renovation project. To me, projects like this one all but shout “learning opportunity.” Think of all the practical math that’s being used on the job. Could it possibly find its way into the classrooms?

Construction photography - Penn Wood Elementary School construction project container, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Okay, here comes winter again. Cue up the snow, wind, and cold…

Nature photography - Leaves and ice, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Nature photography - Split rail fence and snow, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Nature photography - Tree-lined lane and snow, Westtown, Pennsylvania

C’mon, snow, you’re not trying hard enough. Let’s see a full-fledged winter storm! I know you can do it…

Nature photography - Woods, rhododendron and snow, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Nature photography - Christmas wreath and snow, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Nature photography - Rhododendron leaves and snow, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Nature photography - Oak leaves and snow, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Since the dog still needs to go out, Mom must clear the way…

Nature photography - Shoveling snow, Westtown, Pennsylvania

In this weather, Buddy-dog ventures no further than the mailbox. Can’t say that I blame the big ole guy…

Nature photography - Getting the mail during a snowstorm, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Back to Penn Wood School, where it’s really coming down…

Nature photography - Basketball net during a snowstorm, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Nature photography - Jungle gym during snowstorm, Westtown, Pennsylvania

After the storm passes, the melting begins…

Nature photography - Melting snow in gutter, Westtown, Pennsylvania

Nature photography - Melting snow in gutter, Westtown, Pennsylvania

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