Magic of Early Winter

Since coming north in November I have been hoping for snow before we head south again. All 16 members of our family were sitting around the long table on Christmas Eve – the table I decorated with red cloths and lots (read lots) of candles of red, and green and white and different lengths. I looked up to see big snow flakes falling outside our windows. We had finished our meal but everyone was having fun talking and laughing so no one was getting up – so I snuck away to see what images I could capture. A snowfall of this type is so magical that photographing it feels like trying to capture an image of a whisper.

Christmas Eve 066

It didn’t snow much Christmas Eve but yesterday it snowed really hard – we received the tail end of harder snow storms that moved south of us. This seems to be happening a lot in the past few years. This morning I woke to a beautiful world whispering to me to come out and play. My corner of the world was so quiet and cold and clean this morning.

Snow Tracks

Snow Tracks

Snow Fences

Snow Fences

Curve of a Roof Drift

Curve of a Roof Drift

Winter Garden Under a Snow-Down Cover

Winter Garden Under a Snow-Down Cover

Winter Color

Winter Color

This evening I walked across the street to our neighbor’s house and on the way back I heard two owls calling to each other over in the woods. I stopped to listen and enjoy the large moon rising, the sparkling snow under the yellow street lamps and the special stillness that only comes with snow. Magic.

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  1. Nice pix!
    I especially like the 1st & last one. The first because it captures the snow falling beautifully & the last because of the red/white contrast.
    We keep getting threatened by snow. But – it seems to be missing us my a few counties.

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    • Thanks, Naomi. The snow made me one happy woman! Now I have shifted to getting ready to fly south. I took decorations down yesterday – very sad as I wasn’t ready.

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