Taking an early winter’s walk

The Pines at Jacob's Pond, Jacob; Inara Pey, October 2014, on FlickrThe Pines at Jacob’s Pond, Jacob (Flickr)

I last visited The Pines at Jacob’s Pond in February 2014, when an early spring was in the air. Now, with many regions embracing an autumnal feel in keeping with the turning of the seasons in the northern hemisphere in the physical world, The Pines has embraced a wintry scene.

The Pines at Jacob's Pond, Jacob; Inara Pey, October 2014, on FlickrThe Pines at Jacob’s Pond, Jacob (Flickr)

The new scene brings with it a new design for the region. The lake is frozen, snow lies heavy on the surrounding farmlands and in the boughs of the trees; deer forage for grass and horses exhale colds of warm breath into the cold morning light.

The Pines at Jacob's Pond, Jacob; Inara Pey, October 2014, on FlickrThe Pines at Jacob’s Pond, Jacob (Flickr)

Dacotah Longfall, who designs Jacob’s Pond, offers a warm welcome to visitors arriving in the small cabin on the south side of the region, inviting them to enjoy her backyard – and noting that clothing is optional. With the snow on the ground and the misty look to the air, I’m not sure this is advisable!

The Pines at Jacob's Pond, Jacob; Inara Pey, October 2014, on FlickrThe Pines at Jacob’s Pond, Jacob (Flickr)

Snowy paths wind across the region, with lamplit bridges helping to guide the way over the frozen streams, guiding the way around the lake and to the barn, and to farmhouse up on the hill to the north. These don’t have to be followed, visitors can wander as they please, and – as ever – there are plenty of opportunities for photography.

All told this is a another delightful redressing of a region which never fails to please. It might seem a tad early for thinking about the depths of winter, but The Pines at Jacob’s Pond presents the perfect image of snow and crisp skies we probably all love.

The Pines at Jacob's Pond, Jacob; Inara Pey, October 2014, on FlickrThe Pines at Jacob’s Pond, Jacob (Flickr)

The Pines at Jacob’s Pond forms a part of the End of Time group of regions, if you’ve not visited the estate, I can only recommend that once you’ve explored The Pines, you pop across to Nu Haven, Tide, Eotia, Wabe, Crow, and Gyre. All make for wonderful exploration.

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5 thoughts on “Taking an early winter’s walk

  1. I love your photography– It makes me want to visit the snow which I miss living in Florida. Your portrayal soft winter light is very well done as is you photographic composition — truly great photographs here..

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    1. Thank you, Eddi! given your own photos of SL destinations are often a source of inspriation for my own visits, this is very appreciated.

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