Tuesday, January 17, 2012

More Winter Beauty

Today I want to show you a few more shots taken when Steve and I were out the other day.

This first picture shows part of the lake. It is on the right hand side,frozen and covered with snow.
The lake is mostly surrounded by trees and on this day they were gorgeous.

As we walked along,I spied this dried up Tansy.
I liked how it looked with some snow on it. Come summertime,it will produce those bright yellow button flowers.For now the snow is it's only adornment.

This trio of stumps caught my eye as well.
The hoarfrost covered trees make a great background.

When we get a hoarfrost,every little stem and plant turns into a piece of loveliness.


Here are those three stumps again,from a different angle.The bulkiness of these stumps stood in stark contrast to the lacy looking trees.

Winter does have a lot of beauty,even though there is a lack of colour.
The grasses and small plants bring in some colour to give a little contrast.

In Psalm 147:16 we read;
He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.

On this day this verse came to life for me.Indeed the snow covered the ground like wool and the frost clung to everything like ashes.

Thanks for joining me on this walk.

41 comments:

Dorothy said...

Ruth, this is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing it! We probably won't have any snow this year...it' been in the 60s & 70s here. The snow makes everything beautiful!

Kay said...

Love your snow shots.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Ruth. I'm so jealous!!!!! We had a lot of rain today --but it's too warm here to snow... We are just not having much winter yet... Dang it! ha

Love the first photo --with the snow on the trees... Awesome.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shug said...

Gorgeous pictures Ruth...I have never heard of hoarfrost before, so I looked it up. I suppose the reason I had not heard this word is because our winters are so very mild and if there is anything white on the landscape, we immediatley call it Snow. I think everyone here wants it to snow at least once each year, so we get extremely excited. I love how you compared the scripture...great job Ruth.
hugs

A Garden of Threads said...

Beautiful shots Ruth

Montanagirl said...

Ruth - what a lovely post! All your photos are so pretty, but that first one is just amazing!

S. Etole said...

We haven't had a good hoar frost yet this winter. Last year there were several. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Nora said...

wonderful series of snow shots..we have a lot of snow here now also.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Beautiful shots. Cold and pristine. You have an eye for where the beauty is, Ruth.

Elaine said...

Wonderful photos, Ruth! I particularly like the first two. Hoarfrost does indeed turn everything it touches into a thing of beauty.

Arija said...

Beautiful Ruth. Don't forget the light that also can add quite a bit of colour. I am so glad you had that lovely walk with Steve.

Sandra said...

thanks for sharing, we don't get anything like this here and it is truly beautiful. i have a folder full of stump photos, i love old stumps

grammie g said...

HI Ruth...I just love the way that verse reads ...thanks for using it ..I hadn't thought of that one in along time..its't wonderful to live where we get snow ...one of the wonders of God that living in the colder climates we get to enjoy and find beauty such as you have captures in these photos...yes I know we grumble, about it, but it washes away the dirty look of the landscape!!
Blessing Grace

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful! love the winter grasses against the white.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Winter does have a beauty all its own, and you've captured a good deal of it here.

Lois Evensen said...

Just wonderful images. Love them. I'm looking forward to warm weather, though.

Diane said...

Such a perfect verse to go with these pictures. They're gorgeous, I love their composition. Thanks for sharing and I hope your day is beautiful. Diane

Anonymous said...

Lovely... those winter grasses still have such grace...

George said...

You've shown how incredibly beautiful winter can be. The snow and hoarfrost are wonderful adornments. Your photos are wonderful.

Unknown said...

Ruth, lovely shots! I remember walking to school when we had had a heavy Hoar frost! Every little thing was white! It was certainly a winter wonderland!
I enjoyed the winters growing up in MB! We did so much outside in the winter!

jeanlivingsimple said...

Gorgeous is right. Your photos are proof!

Rick said...

Isn't it beautiful how frost and snow can transform the landscape. From the master decorator ! Awesome photos Ruth !

EG CameraGirl said...

Your photos are very beautiful, Ruth. I really do think winter is a gorgeous time of year and your photos prove it.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Those are all wonderful, Ruth, and I'm amazed that you could name the plants even in the dead of winter! I hope you had a good day out.

Pat said...

The limited amount of color in wintry scenes emphasizes the lines and shadows of your subjects. Really beautiful cold frosty shots!

Unknown said...

Beautiful post.
Snow decorates everything and anything.

Ruth said...

Gorgeous photos. Snow does brighten the landscape, even when there is not much colour.

forgetmenot said...

A little snow can change the landscape into a magical place. Beautiful photos, Ruth. Have a lovely weekend. Mickie ;)

BlueShell said...

Beautiful indeed. And I like that Psalm too...Thank YOU!

Debbie said...

you have an amazing eye for the beautiful!!

snow in the forcast here for tomorrow, we'll see if she shows!!

What Karen Sees said...

Ruth, I guess I'll have to separate the quality of your photography from the subject matter. Your compositions are beautiful as always, but I really am not missing the snowy winters that remind me of Utah this year. It was about 75 in New Zealand today with beautiful blue skies, green grass and flowers everywhere. I think I could really get used to this kind of winter! I wish I had more time to visit blogs, but probably not until our assignment here is over. Have a lovely weekend.

icedgurl said...

trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people!

cheers!
..TREK..

Anita Johnson said...

So pretty, Ruth. It is amazing how a blanket of snow can change everything. I still marvel that eventually this frozen world will warm up and produce flowers again...really amazing when you think about it!

MedaM said...

I love snow and your snow photos are beautiful. I like them all.

Hilary said...

Beautiful shots, Ruth. We have only a dusting of snow here. I'm not complaining, mind you.

Becky said...

I'll go on a walk with you anytime Ruth. I love snow covered nature although I've already had enough and am counting the days till Spring.
B.

Kathie Brown said...

You have an eye for detail and the beauty of nature. Nicely done.

Betty Manousos said...

absolutely beautiful snowy images, dear ruth!

thanks for the beauty!


have a blessed Sunday!
betty

Tammy said...

There is nothing quite like a winter walk. Thanks for sharing yours :)

Cicero Sings said...

Beautiful wintery pictures. Love it when we get hoarfrost - such amazing beauty is created at such times.

Mary said...

I really like that final shot of the stumps....very pretty!