Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Snow Continues

Yesterday's pictures record just a nice dusting of snow, enough to create some interesting patterns in the meadow and garden.  But last night and today we had more serious snow, from 8-12 inches.  It was hard to deal with because the first few hours were such wet snow, leaving a slushy first inch when I tried to shovel it.  But it brought some beautiful winter pictures!

The meadow out back was covered in snow this morning.  And we had alternating snow flurries as the lake-effect streamers blew over, with sunny periods which allowed for great pictures.


The first heavy snowfall over the meadow leaves an interesting lumpy, hummocky pattern, as the snow starts to pack down the standing weeds and grass.  Eventually it will be all flat.

My favourite summer sitting spot with its winter blanket.  Last year the arms of those chairs eventually disappeared under the snow.

And this is the same view of the old stone fencerow that I showed yesterday, buried under 10" of snow rather than decorated with a dusting.

Hawthorn trees seem to catch the snow better than others, with their fine little twigs and tendency to have horizontal branches.

I don't think I ever noticed this view before, catching the shed between the two metal stands that Clematis grows on.

Another bench I rest on sometimes between bouts of weeding in the garden.

The main garden itself is starting to disappear under the white.

And how's this for a late afternoon snow flurry cloud blowing away to the east!

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Spent most of the day either working with the snowblower or snow-throwing shovel, in between taking breaks.  That's one winter chore that I don't enjoy, but it needs to be done.  I'm working on garden pictures from our travels in England, preparing a Life Long Learning Series for this winter.




23 comments:

  1. It's really beautiful in a very snowy sort of way. I love the one of the shed between the two clematis structures. :-)

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  2. These are gorgeous pics but I have to admit that I am glad we didn't get any of it! There is nothing more beautiful than a sunny day after a good snow fall.

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  3. Nice snow photos. It looks good from here in snow-less Pickering. ;))

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  4. Oh, it's beautiful but b-r-r-r-r!

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  5. Awesome snow photos and I really like the shadows on the snow.

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  6. Great snow pictures indeed & especially liked the one with the shed. A winter Woderland. I must admit I do miss photographing the pretty side of winter.

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  7. Hi Furry...
    Beauty shots...especially the view of the shed...
    Enjoy your week...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  8. Oh it's so beautiful! I'm jealous. :)

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  9. Great pics, we only had 2 to 3 inches here in London. Only had to shovel off the front porch and steps. Like you not a chore that I like. Take care.

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  10. Beautiful. Fascinating how snow transforms and softens everything. We were surprised to find ourselves walking in snow and ice in Yorkshire over the weekend - but nowhere near the intensity you have there.

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  11. Beautiful. Fascinating how snow transforms and softens everything. We were surprised to find ourselves walking in snow and ice in Yorkshire over the weekend - but nowhere near the intensity you have there.

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  12. Wonderful photos, looks so pretty.we will enjoy the winter we are missing through your camera lense.

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  13. The shed with the two clematis stands is my favourite shot. We had about the same amount here of snowfall.

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  14. So wonderful to see the pictures, but I'm glad I'm not where I have to shovel the snow.

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  15. WOW ! you had snow when we had rain and sun shine . It is snowing here now and I think it is going to stay this time . Even though most of us don't like the winters here I still think our winters are very pretty ! Wonderful photos . Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

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  16. Love your snowy pictures. We only got some flurries yesterday.

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  17. Tip of the hat to Al Bossence for sharing your blog address. Great photos!

    I use to live in Warroad, MN in the late 40's and mid-50's. I can't say I miss the snow and cold.

    Jerry Arnold

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  18. All that snow looks utterly glorious!

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  19. Snow takes the worn, drab remnants of summer and changes it into a vista of new sights.

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  20. ooohhhh these are so beautiful and i must admit, i like these better. i can't wait!!!!!

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