Wednesday, February 20, 2013

s'no joke!

I was going to share some photos of the post-apocolypse  blizzard but we got hit with yet another charming bout of winter weather today.


I didn't actually venture out but opened the kitchen window and zoomed in on the wheels from the hay rake that we have in our yard as decoration...probably much to the amusement of the locals.



It makes for some scenic winter shots, though, 
don't you think?



You can just see the neighbouring abandoned house peeking out from behind the evergreen tree that sits in the middle of our "yard."  
We're wishing that the old house would finally cave in under the weight of the snow...
but instead it seems it's going to be me who caves under the heaviness of winter.



Stick scribbles and polka dots.



Somewhere between the bottom edge of this photo and the bare branches of the lilac tree lies our driveway.  I doubt we'll get ploughed until tomorrow sometime.  Pierre's going to have fun trying to drive our old Mazda up it tonight when he gets home.  But he's from Quebec so knows all about snow and winter driving.  Definitely can't say the same about myself...
I'm still looking for snow drops and daffodils to be blossoming at this time of year; but the only kind of snow drops for a couple of months yet will be the kind that make you shiver if they get between you and your woollies.

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous images! (And so nice to be able to shoot them without going outside!)

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    1. I would guess you're pretty used to snow...and to not being able (or willing) to go outside, so I'm very pleased that you can still find it enjoyable to look at my snowy profferings.

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  2. I don't know if you winter was like ours last year.. but this one is probably making up for it.. and then some. You have way more snow than we do, so far. May it melt into a lovely spring before too long. It sure does make for some beautiful photography though.

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    1. I was in Vancouver last winter, for most of it,and I haven't heard the end of it since I got back about what a wonderfully mild winter they had here while I was gone! Am beginning to wonder if I'm a snow magnet.

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  3. I can't even imagine it. I try, and I think I'd like to look out and see all that gorgeous whiteness. Your photos make it look so magical and pure. But I guess it's really hard to be closed in. You'd have to be pretty darn motivated to go out in that. By the way, it was in the 80's here just last week :-)

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    1. Ouch! Stickup, your reference to temperatures in the 80's burns!! Will have to go throw myself in a snowbank to recover. I must admit to being very wimpy about cold snowy icy weather. Thankfully, I can at least see some beauty in it (from time to time, under certain circumstances, preferably with a glass of Scotch in hand).

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  4. The subtext to this post is screaming CABIN FEVER!!! But nonetheless it made me laugh--especially your "stick scribbles and polka dots." And just remember: the more snow, the more beautiful pix you snap. I still remember the gorgeous photos of snow in Vancouver that you posted.

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    1. Oh, you are good at reading between the lines, Jann! I've hardly been out walking at all this winter, even to go the village post office, and I rarely drive into town so am indeed going a bit stir crazy. And I'm amazed you remember the Vancouver snow scenes.

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  5. Very humorous post ;)...the photos are just incredible...all that snow!!!...but still...I am thankful I live in Florida...I couldn't stand not being able to go outside.

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    1. I guess I could go outside, Danielle, if I really wanted to or had to. And sometimes I actually do! But there has been more than one occasion when I've found myself standing at the top of our rather steep driveway, afraid to venture down because it's so icy. I'm glad you enjoyed my post and that it's reinforced your gratitude for living where you do.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sally. What a lovely surprise it is to see you here! I look forward to repaying your visit...

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  7. Our "snow magic" arrived last night into this morning. :) Pictures will follow - but will not be anything like the beauties that you have posted here!

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy for you! Couldn't have happened to a more deserving mystic.

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  8. You certainly own a very fine feeling for snow. Impressed.

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    1. Usually my feelings about snow are not as "poetic" as these pictures would suggest. I am deeply touched that my humble offerings have impressed you, Robert.

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  9. daffodils are not to be seen here either yet, in gardens i mean, yet all of them are full of snowdrops ;-)

    i just happened upon this image:
    http://iamjapanese.tumblr.com/post/43892339156/ralph-steiner-1899-1986-wicker-chair

    and remembered your chair on the porch, i thought you'd like it as well :-) and also, it is well suited for reveries about a warmer season, when sitting on the porch like this is pure delight :-)

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    1. That is one beautiful chair, and a classically beautiful shot. I love the shadow etched on the wall and the warm tones. Such a peaceful and inviting scene. Thank you so much for thinking of me and sharing the link. It's going to be quite some time yet before I'm dragging our old wicker back outside.
      Lucky you with snowdrops to find!

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  10. These photos are crazy! That's more snow than I've seen in years. Hope you made it out okay :)

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