Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wintery Scenes from 2006

I have not been out taking pictures recently,so I went back into the archives and pulled a few from there.
All of the pictures in today's post were taken by Jake,on an early morning walk around our town,back in 2006.

The first picture is taken,looking west down the main street of our town.
Note all the snow in these pictures. This is the way it usually looks around here at this time of year,BUT,not this year.
We have a dusting of snow,but lots of dry grass and bare ground showing.

The following pictures were all taken in our local park. This is a very busy place in summer,with kids at the playgrounds and pool,and picnics being had.
In winter it is a place of quiet,and on this early morning it was beautiful.
There is some hoar frost on the trees and that adds a special touch.

The picnic tables stand empty,waiting for the first warm days of spring.

Here is another view.Looks like someone else was in the park.
I am sure glad Jake took these pictures,so that now we can enjoy these pretty scenes.
Shooting in low light tends to make the pictures look more purple than what is natural.

This is the same as the one above,but in a black and white version.
I like this almost as well as the coloured one.
Which is your favourite?

Thought for today:


Diane said...

I love the beautiful colors in these photos Ruth. I don't think I could decide between the color and b&w. They both have their own beauty. Diane

Karin said...

Ooooooo, I love the black and white one at the end! So gorgeous! And it is amazing what can happen when snowflakes stick together - why they can shut down a city!

S. Etole said...

Such beautiful scenes ... and we are lacking in snow this year too.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Both Jake and you have taken some AWESOME photos all through the years... I'm glad you are continuing to do this. I'm sure he is smiling down on you as you display his photos, in addition to taking more yourself.

I truly cannot pick a favorite --but the B&W is not my favorite...I love the colors in the other ones... WOW!!!!!

Thanks for sharing.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Jake had an eye for framing beautiful shots. What I also like is the light in his pictures. And because of that, I thought I would NOT like the black and white one better. But I was surprised! After going up and down between them several times, I cannot pick a favorite!! They are equally pretty. And that takes some doing for a photographer, I rarely like black and white equally or better.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

I'm so glad you're sharing some of Jake's photos with us. He really did have an eye for what made a good photograph. Shooting in low light can be a challenge, but he's done a marvelous job with these. My vote goes for the color over the black and white because...well...I like color. :)

Montanagirl said...

Guess I like the purple glow in the one above. So pretty.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful scenes! i love the purple tones. and i like that quote too. we are all so fragile and can get stronger if we unite.

Sandra said...

I love that street shot, kept waiting for an angel to step down in it. I saw a movie like that and this looks just like the night the angels came. your angel Jake was a superb photographer and i love seeing photos from the past, that is why we take them, to preserve MOMENTS in time and all of these are precious moments to you and to us.

Hilary said...

Jake certainly was a fine photographer. These scenes are just lovely. Low light can be quite the challenge but he seems to have captured these images quite effortlessly. I think the B&W removed the mystery of early morning that only those rich colours can bring. Given my choice between monochrome or full colour, I almost always chose the latter.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Love the thot, Ruth, and all the pics are lovely, but I especially like the first. It reminds me of "It's a wonderful life." Hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

Kay said...

I really love the first photo.


Ferree Bowman Hardy said...

You always have such beautiful pictures--thank you for sharing them--love the snowflake thought, too. Blessings on you Ruth, and Merry Christmas.

Dorothy said...

All are very beautiful, Ruth!!! The B & W one looks so cold!!!

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jeanlivingsimple said...

Lovely winter shots Ruth!

Merry Christmas my sweet blogging friend!!!

warriormom said...

We're snowless at the moment too, not even a dusting. The pictures are magical! I love the purple hues and the lamp lights. I'm torn between the black and white and the colored one. Amazing how different the two can be. Your thought for the day is priceless.

Dianne ... Walking In His Grace said...

Hi Ruth, I love all of these photos and it would be hard to pick a favorite.

I always enjoy reading your thoughts of the day.

Thank you for your visit and comments. I appreciate all you have to say, and your prayers.

We only have a small dusting of snow here as well but I have a funny feeling that can and will change in the very near future.

I am stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas, and a wonderful year to come.

Dianne :)

Ricardo MiƱana said...

Christmas is endearing,
Very beautiful pictures,
I wish peace and happiness these days,
Happy Holidays!.
a hug.

My name is Riet said...

Oh Ruth, those photo's are so beautiful. Love the sights and the colors in the snow too. Fabulous memories here.


Pat said...

These are really pretty wintry scenes, Ruth. We hardly ever get any snow, so it is always a treat when we get it (usually 3 or 4 inches at the most, and then it's gone in a few days). Each of these photos is beautiful.

Neal said...

Those are gorgeous. I can't possibly pick a favorite.

Kerri Farley said...

Wonderful captures!

Shug said...

Just what I needed for the day...Gorgeous photography! I do love the snow and the beautiful scenes that each snowflake creates...
thanks for this post!
Hugs, and stay warm