Saturday, February 17, 2018

Snowy Scenes and Coffee

I know that by this time of year we are all ready for spring, but in Manitoba,we still have some more winter to get through. Yes,it has been cold, at times, very cold, but sill there is some beauty around.Let's see what we can find on a drive in rural southern Manitoba. I'll make sure the heat is on in the car so we will stay warm.

We have had very little snow so far this winter, but earlier in the season we did have some. One thing we can be fairly certain about is that with the snow we will also have wind.Here you can see the snow drifting across the field.


I zoom in of the snow and we can see the details sculpted by the wind. I find this quite fascinating.


 A few old stalks are enough to hold up the snow and shape it into unique patterns.


The old Oak trees stand tall and barren a little hill.


In the roadside ditch more unique snow scapes have formed.



Well,we've made our way around the countryside, saw some interesting snow scenes and now we are back at my house. I think the coffee or tea is ready and waiting.Will you come in and join me?







Closing Thought:
When you think of memories you’ve made with friends, those memories become treasures.

29 comments:

Debbie said...

your snow is always so beautiful, the sculptures unique!! a special closing thought!!

Debbie said...

pretty mugs for your coffee!!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful snow pictures! We've had very little snow here and now the Daffodils are blooming. Would love to be there and share a cup with you!

Karin said...

I did get out today, but not to focus on the snow and all its loveliness! After the rain we had last week, then more snow, I actually used my cane to walk safely across the parking lot. Love your photos!

Mary said...

I like the wind sculpted snow. I'll take tea, please :-)

Ginny Hartzler said...

I just love the way the snow makes patterns around things on the ground! I never really thought about it till now. Next snow, I sure will be on the lookout for this.

CountryMum said...

I agree - the sculpted snow is quite beautiful and not something that I have seen before living in our hot dry climate.

Sandra said...

I chose the last cup for contents and for my favorite of your cups... yummmm and your snowscapes are always AMAZING. i am wondering if anyone else ever notices how beautiful the close up view of it is. we know you see it. it looks like a moon scape of mountains. so beautiful, thanks for keep the heater on

Carlien said...

Very beautiful! We don’t have any snow this year in the Netherlands, Zeeland.
Tonight just a little frost.

Sandi said...

Cheers to beautiful memmories with friends! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

A hot cup of tea hits the spot Ruth...after viewing all the snow scenes. They were beautiful from the warm car looking out the window!

Gayle said...

I have those glass mugs and I love the red ceramic one.

George said...

You've captured beautiful photos of the snow fields and the drifts. I really enjoy your pictures of Manitoba now, and would gladly join you for a cup of tea.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Basic white...nothing else in nature beats it...can only match it

I need coffee now

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, I just feel lucky to have found your blog years ago and being able to enjoy your Manitoba photography over all those years. You inspire me with your ability to go out and take us for a ride to see the beauty of the snow on the prairie. While some might think there would be little to see, this post proves there is beauty to be found if one only knows where to look. I love the way the old stalks can shape the snow into those cool looking patterns. Then, of course, coming back to the warm home and enjoying a cup of hot coffee … wow, what a great way to start my journey around the blogosphere this morning. Wishing you a great week ahead! John

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Love seeing your snow... Interesting that you haven't had much snow this month... WELL---we have had almost NO snow this entire winter.... This has to be the warmest and wettest (rain) February we've had --- at least since George and I moved here in 2002...... Looks like we are going to have an early spring here, which sounds nice. BUT--sometimes things will bloom early and then we have a huge freeze in April and the new growth dies... SO---guess we'll just have to wait.... We have no control as you know!!!!!

I'll take some hot tea or cocoa please..... Can't drink coffee now (which grieves me).

Hugs,
Betsy

Happytrails said...

Ruth, you have some beautiful snow pics and after being them and feeling how cold it is, the coffee warmed me up.

happyone said...

Beautiful winter scenes. The second one looks like mountain peaks.
I'd love to have a cup of tea with you. : )

Unknown said...

Ruth, great memories and great images! We go snow again last night and we have an arctic outflow. We're sitting at 0 right now, but the wind from the east is brutal. Suppose to be cold for us all week, but we are getting some sun and that's a treat for us!

Rose L said...

We had snow fall but no snow sticking and that is okay with me! I cannot drive in it so prefer to have someone take me to see it if I want to view snowy scenes!

Unknown said...

Very lovely snow scenes, Ruth, and even though we live in the same town, I still love how you capture the uniqueness of the snow in each picture you take! I just hope and pray that we will get a healthy dousing of snow before spring arrives.

Blessings to you, Ruth.. thanks again! And I'd take a coffee for sure! :)

Margaret Birding For Pleasure said...

Love al the snow scenery especiallythe close up image. Sure I will come in and have a black coffee. Have a lovley week ahead.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

WE are getting some snow today along Colorado's Front Range, and I am enjoying watching it fall! I find it so relaxing, especially when I don't have to drive in it. Your pretty snowy scenes are beautiful--the wind does arrange it it in pretty patterns, Ruth.

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

You always find the beauty in your Manitoba snowscapes. And some hot beverages in those beautiful cups are a nice way to end the outing.

Felicia said...

your snowscapes are lovely

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your snow scenes are beautiful. I would love to join you for a cup of coffee or tea in these lovely mugs.

E. said...

the coffee with all that foam is pretty ... do you have a foam maker ...oh my brain is not working, that word ...oh pooh!! i love your snow shots but after all that snow you need some coffee, huh? i love your blog ... always makes me smile. i needed that today. i got outside and working there ... i think we made it to the 70s ...weird for a February. love ya. big big hugs!! hope all is well. ( ;

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The snow sculptures are so pretty! And I love your mugs, especially the red one which is one of my favorite colors. Have a lovely day!

Shug said...

I would love to join you for a hot cup of coffee..... oh my....such beauty surrounds you. Isn't it amazing how the sculptures are so perfect... great pictures..