Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Winter Wonderland 2: Electric Boogaloo

So, it pretty much didn't stop snowing from early afternoon yesterday to early afternoon today. Which resulted in more than a foot of snow on the porch and even more where it drifted in the woods—there were spots where I'm certain I'd have sunk in to my mid-thigh if I didn't have snowshoes on.

Starting things off, a look at the birdfeeders when Kaylee and I first went out this morning—somehow I managed to catch a chickadee on its way in as well as the one on the top of the hook:

A shot of the woods:

I liked the effect here of the contrast between the snow and the branches:

This one... I can't even begin to explain. Just about every tree had at least an inch of snow stuck all along one side, as you can see with the others in the shot. Some had areas where a portion of the snow had been knocked off by the wind, birds, or other branches, but for the most part the snow looked like it'd been laid down with a caulk gun. But I don't have a clue as to how this straight sapling ended up with snow spiraling along its length—especially when it's not even touching the tree in one area:

A few shots where Kaylee assists in indicating how deep the snow was in the woods...

...on the porch...

...and where it'd been left by the snowplow after the driveway had been cleared:

The temperature rose in the afternoon, which resulted in the precipitation changing over to the classic "wintry mix" and the trees losing most of their snow cover. Naturally the trees got very wet, enabling me to get this nice bit of contrast between the leaves, snow, and darkened trunk:

Finally, two pics of Kaylee I couldn't choose between. I liked the mood of this one:

And the cuteness of snow-covered Kaylee in this one:


  1. That dog is a star. She is so cute I can't stand it! Also? That's a whole lotta snow. We've got snow, but that's soooooooooo much more. Lordy. How you stand it I don't know. I guess the pristine nature of snowy woods helps. Here, it just gets dirty.

  2. Totally agree with Bunjy's comment..."That dog is a star". I like how you capture her different expressions in the closer up photos. The snow on the sapling is very cool. Do you usualy have that much snow coverage on trees in your area? We don't here. And the contrast between the deceased leaves, snow, background is lovely.

  3. I'm in the minority here. I don't think Kaylee is cute at all. On the contrary, I think she's magnificent. That dog has an elegance and a grace that is trancendental. She's also very funny in some of the doggy things she does.

    As for the photos you've been posting, I've been viewing them for a while now, and I could swear the ambient temperature around the monitor drops two degrees every time I view them.