Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Snow Has Arrived

There is no doubt,but that winter has arrived.The temperatures have dropped and the snow has blanketed everything. All the pictures today are taken with my iPhone.

This is what I see when I look out on my back yard.This picture was taken on Tuesday,December 3rd.Not very much snow had fallen yet,but it is a start.


This morning,December 5th,we have a good blanket of snow. This is my backyard.No need to mow lawn or pull weeds now.


Just so you can get a feel for how much snow has come down in the last couple of days,here is a close-up of the railing on my deck.I have not measured but would guess about 4 inches.
I know I should probably take the snow of the railing,but I like how this looks.

In this shot I have zoomed back some,still showing the amount of snow,but also another part of my yard.

 I like to take some fun pictures and this is one of them.Since I had been in and out of the house a few times the window in the door had become frosted up.As the sun was coming a little higher,I thought it looked pretty through the frosted glass.

With all this snow,I am getting my exercise by keeping the deck,car and part of the driveway cleared.I do have someone to come with a front-end loader to clear most of the driveway,as needed.
I do like how fresh and clean everything looks with a new blanket of snow.

32 comments:

Becky said...

Pretty, pretty pictures. As much as I don't exactly like it, there is beauty.

Montanagirl said...

I like the last photo too! The frosty glass adds a lot of mood. We got dumped on the other night with about 10 inches of snow. It's already 22 below this evening.

TexWisGirl said...

i like it when it is fluffy and heavy - not icy and bitterly cold. :)

Dorothy said...

Snow makes everything beautiful!! Great pictures!

Cloudia said...

Such beauty!


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Arija said...

That is the wonder of snow, it covers every blemish with a virginal bridal veil. I love the way you instantly know by the change in the light that there must have been a decent snowfall during the night and no matter how old we are, there is always the thrill of the first snowfall.
Lovely shots Ruth. I too would have left the snow on the railing.

Ginny Hartzler said...

The sun through the frosted glass is just beautiful. To me, the way the lamp post is with all the foggy frost, it reminds me of a Charles Dickens look.

Shug said...

So pretty there. I'm pretty positive that you all know how to maneuver around in this kind of stuff....Here in Texas, the entire state would be shut down with this much snow. Enjoy it for me...

hugs..

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The snow does make everything look so pretty. I really like the way the sun looks through the trees...beautiful!

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh, you beat us, Ruth. We're expecting our first measurable snowfall of the season tonight and tomorrow...only 1-3 inches, though. Your snow photos are beautiful, and I love the one of the sun through the frosted glass.

Weekend-Windup said...

Your backyard looks beautiful covered with snow but i think how chill it will be.

S. Etole said...

It's a snowy world here too. Your yard looks so peaceful.

warriormom said...

Looks beautiful! I'm NOT ready for snow here yet.....we're due for 2-4 inches overnight tonight.

Kerri Farley said...

It does look beautiful! and i LOVE your "sun shining thru" shot!!

Sandra said...

so beautiful and my favorite is number 3, the one of the snow on the railing with those gorgeous Christmas trees by God in the background...

My name is Riet said...

What a beautiful big yard you have Ruth and I love your snow photo's. Have a nice weekend

Janice K said...

I definitely would say your Winter is here. I always appreciate pictures like that more in November and December than in March or April. So pretty!

Pallavi said...

How beautiful dear Ruth. I love the snow covered landscape. Thanks for making me witness the winter sitting here in sunny Singapore. Much love :)

Gail Dixon said...

Thank you for sharing your snow; we'll likely not see any. It really is beautiful and pristine. I could look out your windows all day long. Sigh.

Muffy's Marks said...

Those first few snowfalls are pretty, but it gets old really fast. Keep your feet dry!!!!

EG CameraGirl said...

Oh my goodness!Winter has truly arrived in Manitoba! We are experiencing a "warm spell" here. Well, warm enough to melt snow. I think it's far prettier where you are. ;))

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Hi Ruth How wonderful. A blanket of snoww all over your garden.

Hilary said...

Very pretty scenes but I love your creative sunlit shot. At first, I thought it was a lamp post in focus. Very creative and lovely.

Kay said...

Looks beautiful, but I'll bet it's really cold.

happyone said...

Snow makes everything beautiful. We are having rain but the temperatures are dropping and we should be getting some snow tonight. I'd rather have the snow than all this rain.

Debbie said...

ooohhhh it is just gorgeous Ruth....I love the snow and you really photographed it beautifully!!

Debby Ray said...

There is nothing more beautiful than fresh, untouched snow...this is just gorgeous. I want some! It was in the 70's here yesterday! That's not cool in December. Lucky us here in NC...
supposed to get ICE tomorrow :(

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Beautiful! I love the last. It looks like a painting.

Grandma C said...

I Love your snow photos!!! They are fantastic!

Betty Manousos said...

dear ruth,

wow that's a lot of snow! fluffy and heavy...it really is beautiful! as always, your photos are just beautiful!

have a blessed sunday!

big hugs~

Kim@stuffcould.... said...

I love the beauty of clean snow, so fresh....the sun coming up is pretty

Unknown said...

Beautiful photos. Too cool for my aching bones. Thanks for the comment to my blog. I'm still sticking to using the pocket camera.