As the light brightened this morning, we woke to a winter wonderland. Another 2 or 3" of white fluffy snow flakes. Every branch was coated; it looked glorious.
The evergreens out on the golf course held the most snow, but even the individual maples were white. There wasn't a puff of wind, and for at least a few moments, the sun came out.
I took on my biggest exertion of the day and got out the winter mukluks and snowshoes. Walking through the backyard and out about 30 feet onto the golf course I got a few pictures. It was worth the effort.
The pines out on the course, and the smaller spruce just behind the bird feeders were gorgeous. The spruce serves as the landing stage for the goldfinch that come to the feeder, always a spot nearby where they can hide.
Looking down the old fenceline that divides our houses from the golf course, a line of mature Sugar Maples and White Ash, there were lots of coated branches.
But I didn't get out with my camera soon enough. A puff of wind had blown through and a lot of the snow on the smaller branches had already fallen. Those conditions for a 'winter wonderland' - the right size snowflakes, the right temperature, and no wind - were changing fast.
With the sun out the structure of the big individual snowflakes that I could see when I first went out earlier, had already deteriorated into big lumps of snow. The clouds moved in, and it was all just slightly less beautiful. We don't get many mornings like this over the winter, and tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, so who knows what this will all look like. I was glad I caught it when I did.
Doing well here at home. The racing brain overnight seems to have ended; I actually slept most of the night. Still exhausted with virtually no effort at all, but feeling much better. And we've been delighted with the friends who have dropped by to say hello. It'll be a slow quiet week, but a much more comfortable one that last week!
I'm so glad you're coming along so well, and so quickly, too. Love your pretty snow scenes and glad they are in YOUR neck of the woods and not mine. :-)ReplyDelete
Glad you are beginning to feel better, FG. Your photos were worth the effort indeed!ReplyDelete
The winter wonderland is indeed beautiful and I'm glad you caught it when you did. I'm also thrilled it is where you are where it is appreciated. :)ReplyDelete
Glad you are feeling better too!
Oh, those are beautiful scenes...I am beginning to wonder if we will have any snow.ReplyDelete
I am glad you were able to get more rest...
Racing brain, a result of narcotic pain relief, at least it is for me!!! It will pass. Love that fairyland, and take extra care when out in the deep stuff. Home is best.ReplyDelete
Glad to hear you're able to get outside even if just for a short time. The photographs certainly show that it was worthwhile. Take it easy though and don't get too ambitious!ReplyDelete
Spectacular, beautiful, scenery - as 'Seasons in the Valley' usually is! You've been unwell? - look after yourself, Stew!ReplyDelete
Glad to hear things are returning to normal for you FG.ReplyDelete
Hello, gorgeous snowy wintry scenes. I love the snow covered pines. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Happy Monday, enjoy your day and new week!ReplyDelete
Absolutely beautiful!!!! We've had a bit of snow, but nothing like you've gotten. Glad to hear you're doing well, keep plugging along.ReplyDelete
Those big wet smushy kisses of snow are so lovely. These views should help you heal faster.ReplyDelete
it was surely worth it!!ReplyDelete
this was a big move, a big change...i am happy to hear you are settling in!!!
There's nothing prettier than snow clinging on Evergreen trees.... LOVE it.ReplyDelete
Snow makes for such pretty pictures.ReplyDelete
Glad your feeling better and better each day. : )
A beautiful morning is a great way to be coaxed out for at least a short excursion. Take care.ReplyDelete
So beautiful. I like that line of clouds in the sky against the blue.ReplyDelete
A good nights sleep is so nice. I will head back to bed to try again myself.
Your snow is way prettier than ours:)ReplyDelete
All I can say is beautiful!ReplyDelete
My favourite kind of weather! Spectacular!ReplyDelete