Wednesday, December 05, 2007

First Snow on the Olentangy

First Snow on the Olentangy, originally uploaded by Tom Arbour.

We had the first real snowfall of the season here in Columbus today. It started about midnight, and continued until mid afternoon. I just do not understand why snow shuts down the city of Columbus, but only two inches will have people driving fifteen miles and hour, and at that speed, everyone bunches up and they are just asking to hit each other!

The snow was beautiful today on the Olentangy River. The water is very high. Even during winter I can often walk through this channel. But not today. If you look closely you still see a few green leaves in this shot. The ones on the left hand side of the shot, up on the bank of the river are from Amur honeysuckle. These leaves are still falling, and it was quite interesting to see green leaves that had landed on the bright white snow. I'm sure I'll be sick of the snow come February, but for now, it really brightened winter. We even had a break in the clouds this evening, with a fairly fantastic and surprising sunset. Enjoy the snow!


  1. Nice snow picture. I like how you can tell which direction the snow was falling by looking at the trunk and branches! It is weird to see green and snow at the same time. :)