Laura Stull

Winter Of Our Discontent

Laura Stull
Winter Of Our Discontent

Portland has been hit by record-breaking snowfall. Last Tuesday, with only a few inches of flurries in the forecast, we watched out our living room window as over a foot of blustery snow blanketed the sidewalks. Temperatures have remained below freezing, the snow has compacted into solid ice, and to add insult to injury, freezing rain is already falling this afternoon.

For the last week, we've been maddeningly housebound, navigating our neighborhood in Southeast Portland almost entirely on foot. Though Season 1 of West World, Guatemalan hot chocolate, occasional visits from neighbors, and momentary escapes from the confines of Southeast Portland have offered some relief, our slowly worsening cabin fever has been tough to combat. 

Luckily we live near one of the city's most beautiful spaces, Laurelhurst Park. It came alive in the snow, packed with dogs in winter coats and sledders of all ages. I spent hours wandering back and forth, acquainting myself with my Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II and photographing the park in a completely new light. I won't miss the snow once it's finally gone, but I'm glad I had a chance to capture it!