Thursday, January 8, 2015

Blue Skies and Snow!

We've had very cold temperatures and lots of snow this week, too cold at times to even go for a walk safely with the wind chill.  But yesterday for a few hours the sun came out in a brilliant blue sky.  The temperature stayed at -20°C (-4°F), but the bright skies made for great pictures.  The first 5 are right around our house.

The front yard.


The spruce I planted 15 years ago as 8" twigs!

The north side yard.

The back yard.

The south side yard.

And a view of a swamp that attracted me as I drove by, the cedars in the background catching the snow while the hardwoods in the foreground didn't.

I guess I'm a man of few words tonight, but my first two hour-long talks on Scotland went very well today.  Used up all my words doing that!

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15 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Those are some great photos. Wish we had some of that down here, there's only about an inch at the house.

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  2. Beautiful! Everything looks crisp and clean.

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  3. ok, you win, but I can compete when I have more snow. Stay tuned, these are gorgeous!

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  4. Such beautiful pictures, no words are necessary!

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  5. Astonishing photos - I love the blue and white of a good wintery day. The last photo of the swamp is very interesting. I like the contrasts of the sky and snow.

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  6. Beautifully captured wintry landscapes!

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  7. Lovely! There's nothing prettier than blue skies and new-fallen snow.

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  8. Few words but the pictures are worth thousands of them.

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  9. Those pictures are wonderful. It's so beautiful up there, and I'm glad to hear your talks when well. You must have done quite a bit of preparation beforehand, which always makes a difference. I'm glad I get to follow you around the blogosphere. :-)

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  10. Beautiful pictures. What a nice piece of land you live on.
    Amazing those huge trees were mere twigs.

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  11. A tour around your yard was perfect! Evergreens actually allow us to see trees get big in our lifetime.

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  12. beautiful skies and scenes around your house. stay warm.

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  13. It may be cold, but it sure makes for beautiful photos. I can almost hear the quietness, except for my feet crushing under the frosty snow.
    Have a great day and keep warm,
    Connie :)
    P.S. hop on over and join in on my three year blogging birthday Give-A-Way. It is not much, but it is handmade :)

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  14. I'm sorry for the too cold, on the other hand the photos are really wonderful, fabulous! Happy Sunday!

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