Snowy Winter in Philadelphia

January 8, 2018 24 Comments

I know I mentioned in last week’s post about changing my blog name that the focus of my blog will be on travel instead of Philadelphia, but I can’t resist posting these photos of snowy winter in Philadelphia! 🙂 If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen my Insagram stories filled with photos of the snow. I absolutely love snow, and I’m lucky to have a dog that loves it as much as I do! (I even have a whole post of photos of Annika playing in the snow!) Annika has been so happy in the snow, so I took tons of photos of her when Philadelphia got hit by the “bomb cyclone.”

Snowy Winter in Philadelphia

Although I get really giddy when it snows, this has actually been the coldest winter since I’ve moved to Philadelphia. Before Christmas, it snowed three times in a week, and the temperature the past few days has been between 0 and 17 degrees, so I would like the weather to warm up a little! Last year I posted photos of Winter in Philadelphia featuring Rittenhouse Square (one of my favorite spots in the city!), and this year I braved the colder and explored places a little further away. We got quite a bit of snow the other day and the rivers had frozen over, so I wanted to walk down the the Schuylkill River and get photos. I think it was about 15 degrees and windy when we walked down there, but it was worth it. The ice on the river looked so cool, and I took tons of photos. Plus, Annika loved pulling Matt around in the snow walking in the snow!

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Annika was having so much fun playing in the snow!

Siberian husky in the snow

Frozen Schuylkill River

Seeing the Schuylkill frozen over was so cool!

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Frozen Schuylkill River

Siberian husky in the snow

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Frozen Schuylkill River

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Winter in Philadelphia

We didn’t make it all the way down the the Philadelphia Museum of Art because it was freezing out, but it was cool to see it through the snow!

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Museum of Art in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Annika would barely stand still for a photo!

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Someone actually walked on the frozen river! I wouldn’t advise trying this

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

There’s an “English village” a few blocks from the river and it looked so quaint in the snow

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

The next day, the snow was still around because it was so cold (but at least it was sunny!), so Annika got to run around on Matt’s patio. She loves the cold so much that she would just lay down on the snow, and I’m sure she would have loved sleeping out there if we let her!

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

She also loves sticking her nose in the snow and eating it!

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

Siberian husky in the snow

During the weekend, Matt and I went ice skating at Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing! Before heading over to the ice rink, we walked along the boardwalk so I could get photos of the ice on the Delaware River. The river was moving more than the Schuylkill, so it was pretty cool to see big blocks of ice floating down the river. 

Penn's Landing

Penn's Landing

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in PhiladelphiaWinter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Winter in Philadelphia

Blue Cross RiverRink

After taking my fill of photos, we headed over to Blue Cross RiverRink to go ice skating. It has been quite a few years since I’ve been ice skating and I wasn’t a good ice skater to begin with, so I didn’t skate too well! But miraculously, I didn’t fall (even though I came quite close several times). If you’re like me and need a break from trying not to fall on the ice, the RiverRink has a lodge and a few spots outside to hang out and get some food and hot chocolate. It was about 15 degrees when we went skating, so the hot chocolate was definitely needed! 

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink

Blue Cross RiverRink

Even though I would prefer slightly warmer temperatures, winter in Philadelphia is beautiful, especially covered in snow! Anyone else love winter and snow as much as I do? 🙂 

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24 Comments

  1. Reply

    Susanne

    February 13, 2018

    Beautiful with those red berries against the snow!

    • Reply

      Julia

      February 13, 2018

      Thank you!

  2. Reply

    Kalyan Panja

    January 15, 2018

    It was nice reading about the place. Lovely pics too.

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 15, 2018

      Thank you!

  3. Reply

    Iulia

    January 14, 2018

    Absolutely love your photos. And Annika is simply gorgeous 😍😍😍 I, too, have filled my Instagram with photos of winter, but I needed to dig them up from the archive, as we had absolutely no snow in Bucharest this year ☺️ keep it going!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 14, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂 I hope you can get some snow soon!

  4. Reply

    Nicky

    January 13, 2018

    Firstly I have to say, your dog is adorable! And to say she looks at home in the snow is an understatement! But then her breed is used to the snow isn’t it so it’s in her doggie genes! Beautiful photos, here in the Pacific Northwest we’ve had very little, so I’m a wee bit jealous, and thank you for sharing them with us!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 14, 2018

      Thank you! Yes she loves the snow so much!

  5. Reply

    Monica

    January 13, 2018

    Wow! I just fell in love with the winter over there! Such a magical beauty!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 13, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂 It’s even more beautiful in person!

  6. Reply

    HuiXL

    January 13, 2018

    I absolutely love winter scenes! I also lived near a river when I was in Canada and your pictures reminded me of my winter strolls. Your dog is adorable too 🙂

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 13, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. Reply

    kate

    January 11, 2018

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your husky!! I have a husky myself and she is obsessed with this cold weather. Great photos of Philly!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 11, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂 Yes she’s been loving this weather!

  8. Reply

    Chaney

    January 10, 2018

    We’ve had quite the winter so far, haven’t we?? These are beautiful photos that capture it so well!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 10, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. Reply

    Heidi Roland

    January 10, 2018

    Winter wonderland! Beautiful dog!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 10, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂

  10. Reply

    Julia

    January 8, 2018

    I can’t imagine how cold it was, but it must have been so cool to walk around in the snow like that! I’d be as excited as Annika if I’d been there haha. You took gorgeous photos, the frozen river is so impressive. It seems like you had lots of fun, definitely worth stepping outside!

    Julia x
    http://www.juliaspeaksbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 8, 2018

      Thank you! 🙂 The cold was definitely worth it!

  11. Reply

    Amy

    January 8, 2018

    Beautiful day for sight seeing! Ice skating outdoors is awesome!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 8, 2018

      Yes it was cold but a lot of fun!

  12. Reply

    Eric Dent

    January 8, 2018

    The snow is so beautiful when it is purely white!

    • Reply

      Julia

      January 8, 2018

      It is!

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