Every year I hope to make at least one trip to the Capitol to photograph snow for a weather calendar that I print for friends and family. Last winter, as many of us remember, did not produce much snow in Washington. I ended up photographing snow at Monticello.
This year appeared to be on the same track until March 6. A significant snowstorm was forecast to dump over four inches of wet snow on the city.
I awoke the morning of March 6 to find heavy snow falling with almost three inches of snow on the ground in western Fairfax County. Unfortunately, the snow did not accumulate in Washington and I ended up photographing snow at the Manassas Battlefield Park.
On Monday, accumulating snow finally fell in Washington. It was wet, it was slushy, and there was barely enough to cover the grass at the Capitol. But it was white and it photographed just fine. I was able to salvage a few Capitol snow photos from this very paltry winter season, or perhaps I should say, from this very cold spring season.