After yesterday's snow I wanted to go out and take some photos of the snow on the trees before it fell off. One of the places I went was Longwood Estate in Ridge. It has this big, white historical house and several red outbuildings and barns. There had to have been about 8 inches of snow on the ground and just the road in and the parking lot had been plowed. So I trudged through the snow to take the photos below. I also took along my small moleskine watercolor journal, my tiny palette, a pencil, and my water brush just in case. It wasn't too cold...maybe about 35 degrees. When I got over to the caretaker's cottage, I went up on the porch and sat on the box there and painted the view in front of me. The trees covered in snow were so pretty that I ended up painting across the page on both sides.
This is the view I was painting.
Here are a few photos of the estate grounds.
This is the church.
This is the caretaker's cottage where I sat on the porch and painted.
Here are some of the barns.
Here is the entrance.
And here is a wide view with the house. I've painted here many times in the fall. Imagine all those trees in autumn colors.
The snow was undisturbed except for where they plowed.
I was the only one who put footsteps in the snow.