Monday, December 4, 2017

Winter Scenes and More

As I sit in my cozy living room,the wind outside is howling.If we had a layer of snow, we would be in blizzard conditions, but as it is, it's just very windy.

Today I share some pictures that depict a typical Manitoba winter. The fields are covered with a layer of snow, some of it whipped into unique shapes.


I sometimes pull over the car and just look out over the snowy landscape and marvel at the distinct shapes I see in the snow.


This picture, in particular, shows the sharp edges of some of the drifts.I think it's beautiful.


Perhaps I should have had these pictures first, but I didn't. Before the real cold of winter set in the birds flock together and head south.This was taken at  or near sunset.


Lake Minniwasta is now frozen over, but when I took this picture a few weeks ago, the water was still open. If you look carefully, you can see some snow among the trees on the far side.

Now,for those who don't like winter,I add a single flower picture. Quite obviously a spring shot.The Tulips are in full bloom.


Closing Thought:
Maybe this day is not one of your favourites, but 
Never forget that every  day you wake up is an 
    Amazing gift and it’s up to  you to make it count. 

23 comments:

  1. Ruth, I love the patterns wind makes on snow. It got cold here overnight so I think the ponds and even the creeks will freeze if it stays cold. Keep cozy in your warm house.

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  2. Beautiful photos Ruth! Love looking at the scenery - from my office chair, warm and cozy inside!

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  3. I wish we'd get sime snow soon to brighten up our landscape, Ruth. It was windy here, too, last night and we had rain. I love the thought at the end of your post...very true!

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  4. The Master has been at work with the snow...and love your shot of the swans in flight. Also that sky, of course.

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  5. The snow is gorgeous! It reminds me of whipped cream, or a frosted cake. Can you tell I'm on a diet?

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  6. What beautiful patterns the snow makes!!! It looks so soft and white...just beautiful!! I love the tulip and the spring picture as well. I think God made each season just spectacular!! Thanks for sharing such lovely photos!!

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  7. Brrrr. Now I need to go wrap in a blanket! Beautiful shots of the snow, though. Great shot of the migrating birds and the tulip, as well. The tulip was a welcome sight after all the snow. :)

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  8. awwww ruth, i love your snows of winters past. i love a howling wind - i love to hunker down with a good movie, a good meal and some hot chocolate. i love and appreciate winter like you do!! another amazing closing thought - something i learned through the experiences of life!!!

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  9. I love photos number 3, like whipped cream or the top of a meringue pie.... I would not like the cold or wind, but I do love seeing what you see. it is so beautiful. you are blessed to have a cozy warm home..

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  10. I love your photos, the one looks like little snow covered mountains. We had a lot of wind here last night and a little rain. Not far from here, a few homes were destroyed and they haven't determined yet whether it was a tornado or just extreme wind. I love the quote and it one I can really relate to since I've been a bit puny lately. We are truly blessed if we can get up out of bed and look out our windows and see God's handiwork all around us! Have a wonderful day!

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  11. I must admit that your Manitoba winters are beautiful, and I can really enjoy the pretty snow -- as long as it stays up there!

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  12. I am one of those who like the snow and your snow pictures are beautiful. Such pretty patterns the wind whips up in the snow.

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  13. Thank you for sharing these beautiful snow photos from your home. How lovely. Wishing a white Christmas here in the Southern USA.

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  14. The tulips are splendid...but sitting here in my dry, warm, abode....I think that one showing the sharpness of the drifts is fabulous.

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  15. You must have a special affinity with such cold & snowy weather but I am happy to enjoy seeing it's beauty through your photos!

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  16. Ruth, beautiful winter scenes! I was always fascinated by the shapes of winter too! Thanks for that little splash of red!

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  17. spring will be here before we know it ... i love the snowy shots. so pretty!! happy week 2 u!! take care and enjoy every single moment. ( :

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  18. No matter hte season, so much beauty to enjoy.

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  19. I love your snow shots- especially the shapes that the wind makes...so pretty.

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  20. Oh the snow is beautiful! You captured its beauty so well! I like looking at it but living in it?? Your brave!

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  21. Winter is certainly upon you now. I do like your snow photos. They will help me keep cool as we heat up this week.

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  22. Beautiful photos - I love the one of the drifts.

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  23. Your photography is awesome!
    Those snow drifts are beautiful and yes, it looks cold.
    My husband has a cousin who lives in Manitoba. My husband is Canadian.
    I have visited once years ago, many years ago actually, beautiful place.
    Those tulips look refreshing. :-)

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Ruth