Saturday, February 25, 2012

Snow

It sifts from leaden sieves,
It powders all the wood,
It fills with alabaster wool
The wrinkles of the road.
~Emily Dickinson























I was planning to discuss steam today. The snow seems more the subject and the beautiful light. These photos were taken between 6:30 and 7:00 this morning. I kept exclaiming over this or that and John would say, "No, no, let me shovel more so that you can see this!" There's not as much of it as first appears...three or four inches and the temps are warming. Perhaps a snowman is in order!

Have a delightful Saturday. Did it snow last night in your world, too?

Love Vee
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It is melting so fast that it looks as if we were having another snowstorm. The only sound you hear is the coffee pot perking away...


And just so you'll know that I'm not slacking over here... This little fellow should make the grands happy. Doesn't it look as if he landed on his head in last night's storm? He is made upside down from something I saw on Pinterest. He's only eight inches high or so. He has a chopstick down through his middle to hold him together. I had a remnant of a crocheted item that I used for his hat. Place the hat down first and put some snow in there to anchor the head. Then build a larger snow ball for his tummy, and a larger one yet for his bottom. I gave him twig arms, mini chocolate chips for eyes, and a sliver of a carrot stick for a nose. I think he's darling and, if I had more time, he could be even better. Don't forget to have fun today!

50 comments:

  1. Your pictures are gorgeous! You've captured the light just beautifully. We did get a bit more snow last night, not much to speak of. We do not have the sun as yet and it's only 7:37 a.m. I am of to the mall today with6 teenage girls for Mallory's 17th Birthday! Yeah!

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  2. Beautiful images. The snow looks so lovely on the branches and the sky is such a pretty blue. We have a dreary, drizzly day here. Enjoy your weekend. Tammy

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  3. We had rain but no snow...but those are simply gorgeous!! I need to figure out how to set up my blog so my photos can be that big. I get so frustrated at some pretty pictures that I cannot make bigger.

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  4. No snow here, although we had a big storm move through late yesterday which dropped our temperatures quite a bit.
    Your photos are stunning and as I sit here in my pj's, sipping my morning coffee, I am savoring every one of them. I love a fresh snowfall and as it's highly unlikely we will see one here, I am quite content to enjoy yours.
    Enjoy it and happy snowman making :).

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  5. Beautiful photos Vee! I enjoyed looking at each one. They are threatening us with a little lowland snow tomorrow. Time will tell. Have a great Saturday.

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  6. It looks magical...especially the shots with the sunshine coming through! And I love seeing your window! Well....it did NOT snow here! heehee! It's balmy! Enjoy your day, my friend! Stay warm! ♥♥♥

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  7. Good Morning Vee, I am alive and almost well, ~smile~ What a joy for me to come and visit with you this morning. Your photos are absolutely stunning, I think a snowman indeed is in order. Enjoy!
    No snow so far for us this winter. A very warm winter it has been. I have missed visiting with you, and will come back tomorrow to read your previous posts, to see what you have been doing.
    Love,
    Sue

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  8. It is STILL snowing! It started mid morning yesterday and hasn't stopped...of course we have a full day out planned, but not until hubs clears the lane with the tractor, ......maybe we should just stay snowed in?

    beautiful pictures, Vee, thank you for sharing them. I love snow, esp. after the winter of freezing rain than we've had.

    blessings,
    Niki

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  9. Gorgeous photos!!!!!

    And how lucky you are, to have someone keep shoveling out, so you can easily access this view and that view and the other view! Way to go, John! :-)

    I did my post on the weather today too. Although a slightly different take on it. :-)

    I found a late Feb. '09 post, on an old blog of mine, and copied it..... What a difference a couple of years makes! :-)

    "I used to be pure as the driven snow, but I drifted." ~Mae West

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  10. To see this kind of beauty outside my windows would be so delightful. We are suppose to have snow tonight and tomorrow, but we don't have the beautiful trees here on the prairie to create the breathtaking beauty you see. Thank you for sharing it.

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  11. So it snowed in your corner of the world as well...it's so beautiful with the soft peachy light beyond the trees. We had snow last Sunday and there are warnings for a heavy snowfall this weekend but I haven't turned the porch light on yet to see what happened overnight. I hope winter's beauty is a brief visitor st this time of year!

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  12. Yes, we got about 20 cm. or 8 - 10 inches of snow last night. It's starting to clear a bit now but it is beautiful out there. Your photos are gorgeous Vee. Loving the sunlight on the tree tops. I love a fresh snowfall when the temperatures are mild and not bitter cold. Enjoy the day! Hugs, Pam

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  13. Spectacular! Fresh snow on a winter morning - such beauty! No snow here. Temperatures in the 50s and 60s! I guess we're not going to get our big snow of the season this year.

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  14. Your pictures are gorgeous...all of that beautiful untouched snow and the light filtering through the trees...picture perfect!

    No snow here. Just a few torrential downpours...and some hail, but I don't think that counts. :-)

    Love that coffee perking sound. I think I'll go pour another cup...

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  15. How truly beautiful!! It is a winter wonderland. Here..no snow, 80's and we were out at the ball field. What a creative God we serve to have such variety in the same country.

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  16. I hope you built a snowman!
    To have all that lovely snow around you and then to photograph such a fleeting creative object...nothing better!
    Thanks for these photos!

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  17. The pictures are beautiful - the colors of cold - blue and white, with a touch of warm - gold ... excellent eye.

    I am sitting here in "brown" world - winter but no snow. Ugly. And I fear that I won't get even one decent snow this winter.

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  18. These pictures are beautiful. No snow here but our temps did drop from 70's to 50's overnight.
    We have had no snow to speak of this winter at all

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  19. Heavenly beauty surrounds you. I just love the silence that arrives with snow.
    We've had a surprisingly dry winter with only a couple inches of snow that went away in 24 hours.

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  20. Gorgeous photos! Such stunning scenery, no snow here only the first shy daffodils.

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  21. Good morning! How gorgeous is this?! Sooo pretty. I'd love to look out my window just once and see something like that. Here we hit 80 yesterday and should hit that again today. Cools off quite a bit at night, but our bedroom window was still open...Have a lovely day and enjoy your week-end!

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  22. Those are lovely pictures Vee!
    We did get a snowstorm here yesterday too.
    Our world is white again. :)

    ((Hugs))
    Laura

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  23. Great photos and what a beautiful view out your window. Wasn't sure if the video was steam from your kettle, or as someone else said, your coffee pot. Either way a nice slice of your cozy home.

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  24. The snow looks sooo pretty!

    No snow here. It is colder today only a high of 56 the day before yesterday it was almost 80 and I had the AC on! I'm so glad it's colder today. I'm not ready to be uncomfortably hot so soon in the year!

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  25. It looks like a winter wonderland at your house this morning. Your photos are very beautiful! Love the morning light shining in the tops of the trees. We didn't have any snow at our house but some folks a few miles south of us had a small amount. I really wish we could have at least one pretty snow this winter. It's been a very mild winter thus far. Not that I'm complaining.
    Have a nice weekend!

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  26. The shots into the pink light are truly beautiful! We don't have snow here, although it is forecast. So many primulas are blooming in the garden that I fear a heavy snowfall will be make a real mess. Oh well, nature will do what it will do. In the meantime, I'll admire the snow over in your part of the world.

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  27. I will have to enjoy snow vicariously through your pictures. This has almost been a year of no winter here. It really hasn't been bad, but it makes me fear the summer -- and last summer was already the hottest ever on record for here!

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  28. Your snow is so beautiful! Those pictures are wonderful Vee. LOVE your little upside down snowman,,,very cute!

    No snow here...in the 30's, sunny and cold.

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  29. Vee, these photos are spectacular! Should make them into cards or a calendar. We had rain all day yesterday, some clearing but now we have the high winds. Back to the 50's next week. xo

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  30. Beautiful snow pictures Vee!
    They say it might snow tonight/tomorrow, but who knows...they never really get it right here in the Northwest! :)

    Blessings!
    ~Nadine

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  31. In the 70's here last week...no snow...and probably won't get any more. But, I can tell you THIS...if we DO, there will be an upside down snow man in MY front yard, too.:))

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  32. Hi Vee, I love your snowman. You can't tell he's only 8 inches high. I made one too but the snow isn't very packy so it's only about 2 feet tall. I'll add it to my post so come over and see it.
    Pam

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  33. Those are breathtaking, Vee!

    I love it when pink light glows among the snow and you can capture it!

    Such a small window of time, too! God usually reserves His best treasures for those who are willing to look for them!

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  34. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, but the snowman???? Wonderful, funny, charming, it made me laugh. I love him and how he perked up my day.

    Now I think I owe YOU a big thank you for the adorable magnets, which seem like mini-worlds to me. I have them holding up illustrations and can't tear my eyes away from them. Thanks so much dear Vee.

    Love,

    Sharon

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  35. Oh I love your upside down Snowman. Adorable!!
    All the snow pictures are beautiful!!
    No snow here and it is VERY windy.

    I got something in the mail today that made me skip with joy up the road from the mailbox. When I got inside and opened it up and saw that it was the blue bird one, I couldn't have been happier. Thank You So Much!! I love it. : )

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  36. I love the beautiful snow pictures you captured and also your cute little snowman!
    We escaped the snow this time.

    Carolyn

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  37. Hi there, Oh what beautiful photos you took of your snow. We did not have snow last night but it is in the forecast for this coming week. What a fun little snowboy you made-I'm sure your grands will love it. I've thought about not having a verification word but have been troubled in the past by some nasty words in comments etc. so think I'll keep mine on.
    Have a great evening.
    Noreen

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  38. These are some really gorgeous photos! Every one is so beautiful! We are having a most unusual winter with almost no snow and warmer than average temps.

    A joy stopping by to visit with you this evening!

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  39. lol how cute is that! I think your little grands are going to get a chuckle. Your photos up above are just stunning! I love when the snow first falls. It is so beautiful! I kind of miss not having it around this year. We have certainly had a weird winter

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  40. It looks gorgeous in your corner of the world! It was a cool, blustery day here--very much a preview to the month of March.

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  41. So fun! Love your wee snowman!

    We've not had much snow at all - and none now...we have had such mild weather. Windy today though...

    Deanna

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  42. Vee
    I see I'm not the only one in love with your adorable snowman!
    Your yard is a beautiful wonderland of fluffy snow too. I thought that was wind on your video, but didn't see the limbs of the trees moving! Thanks for clarifying that, I would've been awake all night wondering what was going on there!

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  43. Oh wow Vee, your photos are so good, I love how you captured the sky and the colours through the snow. I hope you are keeping warm and cosy whether you are inside or outside. Thank you for always taking the time to drop by Margie's Crafts to leave your wonderful comments, I cherish them all. I wish you and yours a Happy and Holy Sunday. Big hugs, Margie.

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  44. Peacefully beautiful photos!
    We had an unexpected snow fall this week. One day it's a pretty blanket that melt away so fast here in the valley.

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  45. Gorgeous snowy scenes, Vee. As I'm typing we have a few flakes swirling down. But they won't stick. Instead, I expect to see cherry blossoms in the next week or so. The buds are swelling.

    Tell me what the grands thought of your topsy turvy snowman? I love the idea of you (a grown woman like me) creating such a thing out in the yard.

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  46. Those first four pictures...framed to hang together. Stunning! I have read that the only time to take pictures outside is just after dawn and just before sundown. Your photos validated that rule.

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  47. Those photos are just gorgeous Vee!

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  48. Oh...I'm glad I never totally missed your snow! So beautiful! I like Jill's suggestion...of framing a few of those pic's.

    We had lots of fresh snow on the mountains yesterday. It makes for pretty pictures!

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  49. Great photographs with the early morning sun catching the snow.

    That's a noisy coffee pot!

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