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Sunday, November 16, 2014

First Snow Winter 2014-2015


OK, we've had a couple of dustings before this, but this is the first snow that stayed. About four inches, much less than predictions. I think just north and east of us got hit harder.

I still like the hush and the soothing effect of the colors toned down by the snow. There are green, brown, white, blue, but somehow the effect is monotone.

first snow

Suddenly, the little pine tree that was hardly noticeable out in the field pops out,

first snow

while the tree line and horizon are muted

first snow

Yellow leaves still hug the path, but the path is now so obvious, until more snows flatten the grass. And wild animals aren't stupid. They will use a pathway that is easily traveled if it's going where they want to get to.

first snow

The clouded sky let through just a bit of light, for a wonderful Tyndall effect.

Tyndall effect

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Lin said...

Snow is beautiful...even if I am not really happy about seeing it just yet. Wasn't it just yesterday it all melted? I think last winter was just so darn long.

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Duxbury Ramblers said...

Love the little pine, just perfect for a walkers Christmas tree.
I do love the snow but not as I did when young.
The weather here is still confused, I hope I am wrong but I am expecting a bad winter.

Secondary Roads said...

There is a beauty in the snow. A beauty that highlights the beauty of our world. It looks so clean and pure, and yet, it is so easily defiled.

Ann Thompson said...

as much as I hate snow I won't deny that it makes for a pretty landscape.

RNSANE said...

Wonderful pictures. That little pine tree is beautiful. I'd string it with popcorn and crannberries for the birds for Christmas.