Every once in a while you go to the same old place and see it in an entirely new light. Yesterday, we all got in the car and decided we just needed to be out of the house. It didn't matter where we went or what we would do, we just needed out. The little one fell asleep quickly and that left us with the question: What to do and how long should we drive to allow him some sleep? After a little deliberation, we stopped for a "car lunch" and then my husband began driving. A while later I noticed that we were headed to his favorite place, the train yard. We've been to the train yard in every season, it's his default place to take us. There's a little biking trail near there and usually some engines running, but not moving. Heavy equipment is parked all about and often the place looks a terrible mess. Yesterday, though, something magical happened. The snow was falling, everything had a light coating of it, the light was that unique grey color that only happens during a snow storm and there were pallets of wood beams everywhere. They were this lovely dark brown color and the moment I saw them I knew, "Today is the day for a photograph." With my trusty companion by my side (Connor), we set out for the pallets. Surprisingly, he was pretty agreeable for a mini-portrait session and we found just the right spot for him to sit. What resulted was the below set of images and a few brooding phone pics of the train yard (not pictured). Imagine that? Sometimes magic happens when you least expect it.
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