Saturday, November 21, 2015

Winter!

I had something else in mind, but since it's been snowing a few hours now, and this is a blog about the seasons, I thought I'd better give you the pleasure of enjoying some snow pictures - especially those of you in sunny climes where you don't get to see this every day for most of 4 months.  So here's a special winter treat, the early hours of our first real winter storm (even though we had an earlier snowfall back in late October).

The early snow on our fencerow outlines all the big boulders in white.  It had only been snowing very lightly for an hour of two at this point.

 The whole meadow was starting to turn from brown to white, epitomized by this dry stalk of grass.

And there were lots of interesting patterns in the garden as the snow started to accumulate, here on the Buddleia, a far cry from its bright blooms attracting passing monarchs couple of months ago..

Every seedhead of the False Sunflowers was decorated with a small cap of white.
  
And the meadow out back had started its transformation from brown to white, developing a gentle frosty appearance..

I took this comparison shot two hours later, just as the light was starting to fade.  These two are actually taken from the upstairs window; the snow outlines the paths I mow.  But why does this second group of photos have a distinctly blue tone?  I think the light at this season just does strange things.


By this point the snow in the meadow was starting to look a lot more white, like this on the Goldenrods.  It's wet snow that's sticking to everything.

The snow always seems to show off the patterns of the branches in the old Apple trees.    

And the butterfly in our garden now looks white.  The heaviest snow is forecast overnight, and it may continue with renewed lake effect flurries for 2-3 days, so I may get some 'after' photos to show you the accumulation.  Hope you all enjoyed this unique opportunity to see the beauty of winter!

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It's the season for Christmas craft sales, so we headed for Priceville this morning and picked up some of our usual gifts - handmade mitts, Christmas ornaments, and this time some wooden toys.  Of course a county sale like this comes complete with the chance to have coffee and a muffin, or even lunch.  So I get to sit at a table enjoying my coffee and relax, while my wife visits her favourite vendors.  (And every now and then I'm sent out to the car with purchases, or to find more cash).  That's my kind of Christmas shopping!









18 comments:

  1. I'm glad we aren't getting it! ;-) Looks pretty though.

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  2. It's beautiful, but maybe after several months of it it might get tiring. We only get a few dustings of snow each year, so each one is an unexpected pleasure. - Margy

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  3. beautiful, wish i were there to see if in real time.

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  4. As light fades the camera's metering system is defaulting to blue. This can easily be corrected with a simple photo editing program. The one I use is called Picasa & it is a free download from Google. Early pre-Christmas winter snows have a cozy feeling about them.
    https://picasa.google.com/

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  5. Your snow is prettier than mine. Yes winter has come a calling:)

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  6. I hope we don't get snow for a little while longer. But the photos are really pretty!

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  7. Happy to see the white stuff! It makes everything look so clean. Hoping our mountains will get some too.

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  8. We had a few flakes yesterday morning: that's enough for me for this year! It's rather like a nice wine - enjoyable for a while but too much of it always leads to headaches.

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  9. Newly fallen snow is so pretty. Hubby said that it was snowing last night when he got home from practice, but there's not a single trace of it left today.

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  10. Wonderful winter photos Furry. This should make the ski resorts owners a little excited.

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  11. I have this butterfly, too! I'm not sure where I put it, though! Hooray for change!

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  12. beautiful images, i love the snow!! the butterfly is so pretty!!!

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  13. So pretty! There must not be any wind, either, for those seed heads to get caps on them like that. I love that pretty white butterfly, too. :-)

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  14. All so very pretty ! I think you are very north east of us and I find you get more snow then we do and earlier to . We are 5 kilometers or 3 miles for our US friends from the north shores of Lake Erie and so we get what ever the lake effect weather has in store for us and since lake Erie is the warmest lake of them all I guess that's why lol ! We had a dusting of snow yesterday morning then it melted and then we had heavy rains for the afternoon and evening ! Sunny here today but cold winds . Wonderful photo. Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  15. Still waiting for our first good snowfall. Just some flurries around today. I did get to walk this morning with them swirling around me though.
    Beautiful pictures of the snow.

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  16. Pretty snowy pictures. I guess that's what we're getting tomorrow - 10-15cm of it! It will be our first storm and cumulative snow so I'm a bit excited. Have a great week!

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