Thursday, January 31, 2019

Winter At It's Best

Winter! Some folks love it and some are at the other end of the spectrum.
I can't say that I love the bitter cold, but whether I like it or not, it is what we get at this time of year.
So, in an effort to accentuate the positive,I am showing you some of the beauty of winter.

The wind whips the show around and with it creates some stunning patterns.
 I love seeing a field covered in varying patterns, all  created by the wind.

When the conditions are just right a fresh snowfall covers the trees and turns them into a photographers dream scene.


The wind is a powerful force, and it takes those tiny snowflakes and turns them into lovely sculptures.


Each of these sculptures is beautiful and yet each one so unique. These were found in a roadside ditch.


When the temperatures drop and hover around -34 Celsius, or -29 F. and the atmospheric conditions are just right, we get to witness this kind of phenomenon.
 This is a display of sundogs at their best.

Alright, we had better get back inside where it is toasty warm.Perhaps I could get you a cup of tea or coffee, or even hot chocolate.

Something to Think About as you enjoy that warm beverage:


You can’t light a candle to show others the way,without feeling the warmth of that bright little ray.

16 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shots of snow and natural snow sculptures.

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  2. That last shot is perfect! What a great capture.

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  3. Wow - that is an amazing sundog shot! Fabulous winter photos - I too love the beauty of winter.

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  4. Oh my goodness, my goodness! The sundog & snow covered pines...spectacular!!

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  5. You've definitely found much beauty in winter. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  6. the sundog is amazing!! i have seen that but never that prominent and beautiful. your winters are extraordinary!!! and your new header is gorgeous!!!

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  7. make mine hot chocolate please, and a little whipped cream from one of your snow pics. they look like icing or whipped cream. soooo beautiful...

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  8. Those Sundogs are amazing. I have never seen them before.
    I think I would probably wear my camera out taking photos of the glorious snow formations.
    Of course I would have to be where the snow and bitter cold are...
    Don't think that is going to happen,
    So I will just enjoy all your sights from the comfort of my cozy house.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog Ruth.

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  9. The sun dog is awesome, I've never seen one.
    Winter sure is a beautiful season.
    Love the second picture.
    I'll take a nice hot cup of tea. :)

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  10. OOOOohhhh...love these. Snow is so beautiful...

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  11. Gorgeous snow images Ruth I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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  12. Fabulous winter photographs.

    All the best Jan

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  13. My blog friend, Rose, suggested I visit you. I enjoyed these gorgeous snow scenes. God's beauty is all around us. Have a blessed week.

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  14. I do love winter, Ruth, I also don't like dangerous temperatures or hardships of weather. There can be so much of God's beauty in winter as much as summer. The sun dog phenomenon is always amazing to see!

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  15. That's the best picture I have ever seen of a sundog... WOW!!!!!

    Love the snow on the pine trees also...

    Makes me SO envious.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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