Friday, January 28, 2022

Not Every Day

It's not every day that I come across some unique and special sightings, but when I do, it is so worth the drive.

A beautiful Snowy Owl against that perfect blue sky is a real treat. This one even had sense enough to sit so that no power lines were across its body.


A drive around the rural area near my home can yield all kinds of treats. The sun was lighting up the snowbanks and creating wonderful sculptures.


So often we zoom along the road and pay no attention to the details around us. Just slowing down and of course stopping to get some pictures, you can see all the details in this snow. And to think that this was formed as these tiny snowflakes drifted across the field.


On a Sunday after noon drive, I came upon this scene. Many people might interpret this as a body lying in a field and somebody needing help. I knew immediately that this is my son Steve and that the end result would be some amazing snow scenes. I might add that it was a bitterly cold day, even with the sunshine.


With Steve's permission, I share the results of lying in an open field on a blustery winter day.


I think both these images are fantastic. I will say that I am glad he got them, so I could stay in my warm car.


Thought for Today:
Learn to slow down and take note of the smallest details in nature.
When you do this, you will be constantly amazed, and while we are at it,
Let's not forget to give thanks to God for creating such an amazing world.

 

20 comments:

William Kendall said...

Beautiful, especially the owl.

Dorothy said...

These snow pictures are amazing! Some look like the waves on the ocean and some snow sculptured by the wind. All are beautiful and Steve captured some beauties while lying in the snow!

George said...

The last two photos are spectacular, but then so are your photos. Thanks for sharing them.

Debbie said...

WoW!!! your images of the snow are a;ways spectacular. how lucky you were to see the snowy, the picture is so beautiful!!!

Marie Smith said...

Steve’s photos are amazing. Love yours too.

happyone said...

The snowy owl is so pretty. I've never seen one in person.
Steve's pictures are awesome!!! WOW

Linda W. said...

Lucky you spotting that snowy owl! Your son's photos are great.

Rose L said...

Wow! So cool to get the photo of the owl!!

Pamela M. Steiner said...

Oh my, these are so great! I LOVE that snowy OWL! I've never seen one for real as they don't come down here in the south...beautiful! And those snow pictures are just amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. Such a treat!

Sandi said...

GORGEOUS!

Hootin' Anni said...

Just the other day I was thinking what your son has been photographing...now I know! And they're magical.

So is the owl!!

MadSnapper said...

they are truly amazing and seeing steve's creation is the only way I will ever see them. I would not lay down in snow to take a photo and even if it was grass, I could not get up if I managed to get down. i thought it was a big seal or sea lion. after you said it was Steve I could see it was a person. your owl is gorgeous, and your snow pic looks like whip cream on a cake

photowannabe said...

Oh Ruth, these are spectacular, especially seeing how your son got the settings. Amazing God masterpieces.
Sue

Rose said...

OH, Wow! I love your Snowy Owl photo...there is supposed to be one south of us about an hour but I have not made it down there. And I always like to look at how snow drifts form.

Your son's photos are just amazing.

Gardens at Waters East said...

Absolutely beautiful photos of the snow. Tell Steve he does well!! And, you do too!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

All such magnificent photos, Ruth! The snow owl and all the snow formations are exquisite! Many blessings this Sunday.

A Joyful Chaos said...

Excellent photos!

Blessings~

Becki said...

All these pictures are terrific. I don't think it would have ever occurred to me to lay down in the snow to get the kind of pictures your son did. I'm so glad he thought of it. And that you shared then with us.☺

Mary said...

That owl is just so beautiful!

John's Island said...

Hi Ruth, One thing I really like about Facebook is they’ve figured out who, among those I follow, posts something I don’t want to miss and send me an email about your post. I wish I could figure out how to set up something like that for blogger. Yes, I know there is a place to see everyone’s latest post but that sets me up for spending a large chunk of time on the internet because I’ll want to see all of them. As it all turns out, I’m a slow mover around social media. Anyway, the bottom line is, I don’t want to miss any posts on Ruth’s Photo Blog. :-) Looking this morning back to this January 28 post … beautiful Snowy Owl picture to start. Then the snow drifts … very cool. Lastly, I can’t get over the beauty of Steve’s snaps. That next to last photo should be published on the front page of the New York Times! :-) The caption would be “Winner – Photo of the Year 2022.” Please tell Steve I said that. :-) Wishing you, Steve, and Kai a happy week ahead. John

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