Thursday, November 26, 2020

First Snowfall

 

Back on November 2, we had some snow in my area. I was excited to see this, although a few friends may have thought I had gone crazy. I love those first few snowfalls, actually, I even love a good blizzard.

I went out the day of the first snow and captured some images on my yard and nearby.

The Blue jays are always pretty, but I especially like them in winter. They bring such a splash of color.



This branch stood out for me as it proudly carried the small layer of snow.Yes, that was the color of the sky. Some would call it dull and depressing, but here it is the perfect backdrop for this snowy branch.



This shot was taken through my kitchen window,so any smudges you may see are the result of a less than clean window.



I have no idea what kind of shrub has these small leaves, but I really liked how this little branch bravely peeked through the snow.




Even a chain-link fence becomes a work of art when covered with snow.



Finally I leave you with one look at Lake Minniwasta and the snow trimmed trees.  When each branch carries a layer of snow, it makes the trees have a lacy look.


Think About This:

Some of nature’s most exquisite handiwork is on a miniature scale, as anyone knows who has ever applied a magnifying glass to a snowflake or even a flower.

21 comments:

  1. Wow, Ruth, I do wish I'd along for the ride with you in your last post. I would have been so happy to photograph not one but two eagles. How lucky! Meanwhile yes, I like snow too and enjoy a storm...of course, being a teacher in northern communities, that often meant a snow day which added to the enjoyment. I love the beauty you saw and captured with your camera. I must do that when we get snow to stay. It is raining here today and foggy, of all things.

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  2. Gorgeous images. Love the bluejay. Beautiful.
    I too like a good snow storm.

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  3. Some stunning photos, Ruth. Some lovely thoughts paired with them as well. I love how you found the beauty in the snow day -- so glad you shared these moments with us.

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  4. The lake looks quiet, still, and beautiful. And the fence IS a work of art! I like the orange background of the first Bluejay.

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  5. We have only had a dusting so far. The blue jay photos are so pretty!❤️

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  6. Hi Ruth- beautiful photos- Blue Jays and Snow- what could be better. Best Wishes. KEV.

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  7. I love the details you photographed. Blue jays are a favourite for sure.

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  8. The sky is beautiful when it's life or blue or gold or any color to me and all of these photos are absolutely beautiful and my favorite of the day is a chain link fence art. That one gets a wow!

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  9. I, too, love the aftermath of a good snowfall. Your photos show the transformation of Nature by white. We got about a foot of snow a few days ago and again last night a couple inches. So cold though - I'm sitting by the fire when I should venture outside!

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  10. I very much enjoyed your photos from your first snow of the season. Even I will admit that a snowfall can be beautiful, but I think I draw the limit at a blizzard.

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  11. Ruth, these images are incredible! I particularly like the Blue Jay, a favourite of mine, and the little yellow leaves!

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  12. I always enjoy seeing your photos. That chain link fence with snow is interesting! I love birds as well. My post lately has some!

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  13. How beautiful fresh snow is. These are wonderful photos Ruth.

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  14. I'm with you - I like a nice big snowfall every once in a while. GREAT photos of the blue jay. Hope you had a nice Thanksgiving. Mickie

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  15. Oh, my these are picture book beauty! I always think snow, or fog, dresses up the simplest of things to an outstanding photo. I think the bush with the tiny yellow leave is Barberry but I am not positive.

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  16. Oh, those are beautiful pictures...and I love the Blue Jay! He looks cold! The snow is so lovely and yes, even the artwork on the fence is so neat! Yes, God does ALL things well...even snow in November! God bless you and enjoy your lovely snow for me, okay?

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  17. oh ruth, each images is nothing short of spectacular!!! you have lit my "i want snow" fire and i just can't wait. and you have given me some great ideas for pictures for when it snows here!!

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  18. love bluejays, such fun colorful birds. thanks for all the views. i am a fan. rainy day Monday. hope u r well. ( :

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  19. Beautiful capture, I can't wait for snow...

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