Sunday, December 18, 2016

Simply a Beautiful Winter's Day

We woke to beautiful blue skies and sunshine.  With a fresh 3+/- feet of snow over the past week, it was just a beautiful winter day.  The second half of the storm didn't amount to much actually, but it added a nice 8-10" of white fluffy snow on top of the previous 2+ feet.  It was chilly at -15°C (5°F), but no cold wind, so it was really comfortable out (provided you were dressed properly).

 The meadow out back.

The front 'lawn'. 

I like the little mountains of snow around every tree, stuck there as the snow around them subsides.

 Our White Birch which stands out so much better in the winter.

The side yard, looking very undisturbed - the deer must be staying down in the swamp.

The rest of the side yard, the garden hidden under lumps of snow.

And down the road the pines are draped in white icing. 

While snow accumulates in lumpy clumps on the little twigs of the hawthorns.

When the green world is changed to white I briefly wonder what I'm going to find to photograph, but I dug out the big old snowshoes this afternoon and went for a walk in the woods.  Took over 150 pictures!  I'll tell you about the walk tomorrow.


  1. Those snowscapes bring back fond memories for me from my cross country ski days. Oh how I loved the surreal silence found in a snowy forest on a sunny cold winter's morn.

  2. Oh your photos are gorgeous! Looks like your area is ready for Christmas.

  3. The snow on the trees and shrubs is beautiful! Great photos.

  4. Just the right touch of Snow and Sun for the perfect shots.
    Still glad that we missed it.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  5. Hello, lovely views of the snow. It is a pretty sunny day! Lovely photos. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead! I wish you and your a blessed and Merry Christmas!

  6. It is a beautiful blue and white day. Thanks for the great pictures. :-)

  7. I love the cardinal, below, but the vista is lovely. The deer must be hunkering down, you are right!

  8. Absolutely beautiful with the sun shine making sparkles.

    Stay warm.

  9. WoW!! snow + blue skies = nothing better. your images are gorgeous, i am lovin' all those shadows. your yard is so pretty! those little mountains of snow at the base of every tree, AMAZING, so unusual and beautiful!!!

  10. Snow on the fir trees is really hard to beat. Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

  11. That is my kind of weather. Beautiful!

  12. All of these photo's ... just so beautiful.

    All the best Jan