Thursday, November 1, 2012

Early Snowfall

November First! 
Wow,where does the time go?
Today I take you back  a week or so,when we had a nice dusting of snow.

This kind of snow creates no problems,but makes for some pretty pictures.
A few leaves on the ground look so much prettier with a little snow on them.


The Mountain Ash often keeps most of it's leaves all winter. They look especially nice coated with snow.


I have said it before and will say it again. I am a kid at heart and get really excited with that first snowfall. I even turned on sone Christmas music.
Does this not look Christmasy? The red leaves of the Sumac and the white snow?


I am always thankful for the evergreens on my yard,but even more so when the snow falls. The boughs catch the snow and look so decorative.


The snow came a little early,so a few Maple leaves were still clinging to the branches.
Here you can see the falling snow in the background.


Of course the snow is all gone now,but it is only a matter of time before we will get more.The next snowfall may well stay with us for the remainder of the winter.That is alright with me,bring it on.


Thought for today:
You'll find when you smile,
Your day will be brighter,
And all of your burdens
Will seem so much lighter.

SMILE

34 comments:

Sandra said...

i am smiling now and i feel better already. the green one and the red one are beautiful Christmas cards and i love the orange with the snow, ice crystals. so beautiful.

Dorothy said...

Ruth, I'm still a kid at heart and hope I never 'grow up'! I get excited when we have a rare snowfall! I can't wait to get out in it and look for those 'treasures', such as the ones you posted here. Beautiful!

TexWisGirl said...

really, really pretty - especially early on the leaves that still are there. :)

Cicero Sings said...

MY goodness, we've even had ice and snow before you have. Early, early for us.

Shug said...

The evergreens that are blanketed with snow always make me happy. Of course, we rarely get to see such as that. These photos really make me want to move NORTH. Kinda toasty here today...Upper 80's and possibly lower 90's.
Isn't it amazing what a smile can do?
Hugs Ruth
shug

happyone said...

Yes, snow is always so pretty.
Our land in western Md got 2 feet of the white stuff thanks to Sandy.
Glad we were down here in central MD. : )

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

The snow on the evergreen branch screams "Christmas" to me. So pretty.

Diane said...

Very pretty shots, Ruth, and so Christmasy. Diane

Montanagirl said...

Oh ya - I'm smiling, at your thought for today, and at all those beautiful photos you took!

Karin said...

Smiling at all the beautiful photos! Made my day! Our snow today has come to stay - it may be May before it goes away! LOL!! Driving was treacherous though, as we had freezing rain last night. No fun to scrape the car windows just to go anywhere! I didn't remember to put vinegar on the windows to keep them from freezing over! Have a fabulous week-end!

A Garden of Threads said...

I think of the first snow as magical. Beautiful photos Ruth.

Anita Johnson said...

I love your attitude, but I'm not ready to say anything to encourage snow so early! (o:

warriormom said...

I'm smiling now!! I love an early dusting when there is still color. It makes me think of Turkish Delight.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Ah---that is neat!!! I can't wait to see our first snow... We waited last year --and don't think we ever saw much all winter... Hope we get more this year!!!!

Beautiful photos.
Hugs,
Betsy

Janice K said...

Very pretty! I am so thankful to be retired and able to stay home and enjoy it instead of being stressed because I have to drive in it. I sometimes thin I would not miss the cold, cold weather, but I would miss the snow if I didn't live here.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm smiling because I like snow. We had a bit of sleet this morning but no snow yet.

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, snow, is so much fun. We had a snow about two years ago and I took off work so I could taks pictures (of course we get it about every 10 years). Hope you have a wonderful November.

George said...

I don't blame you for turning on some Christmas music as you enjoyed these beautiful scenes. The mountain ash and the evergreen are gorgeous.

Neal said...

Those are gorgeous. I think snow is very beautiful but I wish I could keep it from falling on the roads and my driveway. :)

troutbirder said...

Oh my what beautiful photography. I so glad I ran across you blog...:)

Hilary said...

Since you love the snow, please keep it out your way for a while. But also, please keep those beautiful photos coming.

Elaine said...

Lovely set of photos!

Dawning Inspiration said...

Love the dusting of snow... so pretty! Hope you are doing well! Thinking of you!

Debbie said...

these are so beautiful ruth, you got just the right amount for some gorgeous images!!

the evergreen is my favorite!!

Becky said...

I love your thought for today. I wish I could follow it more.
Your snow is so pretty, but I'd just as soon see it in pictures. We still have lots of wood to stack, ansd leaves to rake, but the ground is too wet.
Trace of snow here today.
Have a great week.

Nora said...

gosh it is cold looking there with the first snow Ruth...looks like your new camera is serving you well with some lovely shots on here. I finally got my custom settings put on my 7D, it helps a lot.

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, I like your 'smile' quote and you know it's true! These are some neat photos of the snow on the trees and leaves. And you are right again about the Christmas look. Very nice post! John

Kerri Farley said...

Oh Ruth these are LOVELY! I love it when the snow makes everything so pretty - but doesn't stick to the roads and makes no hazardous conditions :) I wish every snow could be like that :)

S. Etole said...

We've had a couple of snowfalls here too. It's such an unusual autumn. Your photos show its beauty.

EG CameraGirl said...

Snow is pretty this time of year. Late spring when it's covered in dirt, not so much. These are lovely photos, Ruth.

Scott Law said...

I'm 100% with you on the dusting of snow on the colorful fall plants and leaves. We're due for a good snow storm in a couple days, we can use about all we can get up in the mountains this winter, and of course some down here in the valley is okay too. Thanks for the reminder to smile also. I really needed one today.

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

I am smiling right back at you Ruth, and thank you for the big hug.:)

This is the first snow I have seen so far this year. We haven't had any yet. I sure hope I am off and not working when we get out first snowfall and get out and enjoy it, and hopefully get a few pictures. Your pictures are so pretty with the snow on them.

As far as blogging is concerned I am always trying to catch up and appreciate that people such as yourself still take the time to stop by my blog. Thank you for that. I sure appreciate it.

Been thinking about you, and praying also. Thank you for all you have shared. Take care, and God Bless you.
Hugs, Dianne :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful Ruth!!!! I love every single photo!!
Hugs,
Chris :o)

Pat said...

These pix of leaves with a dusting of snow on them are beautiful. Each photo is lovely. Thanks for sharing. I pray that the Lord will continue to give you peace, comfort and joy in these days of sorrow over the loss of your dear husband, Jake.

We had snow today in the mountains of northern California, and it's supposed to snow again tomorrow.