I am just starting to see the tops of these beginning to poke through. It won’t be long now before those and more are up and adding color to the drab landscape. I am in desperate need for some color to help yank me out of the funk I’ve been in the last several weeks. I am finally ready to see the end of winter even though it feels wrong to not have gotten much of any kind of snow this season. One of the reasons I love the area we live in is because we get to fully experience all of the seasons, but it has felt like all we got out of winter this year was cold, weird and dreary. I am done with that. Bring me some warmth and some color please.
But, sadly… not here. At least not this year. I haven’t seen snow like that since I took this picture seven years ago. Unless we get something major before spring, we will have been lucky to have gotten even a tiny fraction of that amount all season. I like winter, but it better come with snow otherwise the cold just isn’t worth the effort.
Wishing everyone a peaceful and happy new year! I’ll leave you with some of my favorites from this year.
Sunny Fall Maple Leaves
Red/Orange Fall Maple
Rain On A Windshield
Yellow Orange Rose
olar Eclipse 2017 – Near Totality
Itsy Bitsy (NOT) Spider
New Boxwood Growth
Rock Step Trail – Colorado – 2017
Garden of The Gods/Pikes Peak
January Sunrise – 2017
Frozen Fog – 2017
We got more snow this morning. Not a lot. Probably less than an inch, but it was a nice refresh to what we got the other day and that had already mostly melted. I like seeing it on the ground, stuck in the branches of the trees and on the bushes. It is especially nice that there isn’t so much that the roads are bad. There is something about a new snow that makes the world feel fresh and new and clean. Continue reading “More Snow”
Santa came early last night and left us our first inch of snow for the season. With the cold temps, we should still have it on the ground for tomorrow. It isn’t much, but it is there and it is white and beautiful.
Merry Christmas Eve!
May today remind you that, even in the darkest times, the light always returns.
Now, bring on the snow!
Another one from the ice storm years ago. This is probably one of my all time favorite shots, partly because of the color, part the ice and part because I adore pathway shots. I have a handful of those, but this one I was crazy lucky to get as the ice didn’t stick around all that long in the sun. As dangerous and damaging as an ice storm like that is, it is one of the most beautiful things to experience. It is like the world has transformed into this crystalline wonderland with everything thickly coated and sparkling in the bright sun.
I have no clue when we will see the white stuff this year. When fall first hit, I thought for sure it was going to be a long, bitter cold winter with lots of snow because we had some crazy low temperatures for that time of year. Now, we were near 70 yesterday. It is supposed to be cold the rest of the week, but no snow in the forecast. I would really like one good snow this year, then it can pack it’s bags, along with the cold, and find somewhere farther north to hang for the rest of the season.
Ignore the 10 layers, the coat, gloves, scarf up to my nose. Ignore the hat and earmuffs and the fuzzy socks up to my knees. That speck of glitter on my forehead should make it clear that I’m dressed as a fairy princess. Or a unicorn. Or a raver. Or… whatever. You pick. I’m too damn cold!