Monday, November 16, 2009

It begins.....



Winter is official even if the calendar says wait until December.  It was very cold last night.  It will probably look like this in my front yard until April.  Some years it's much deeper than this, some years it's not.  We shall see.



A magpie checks out the fog and snow from up high.



Flowers put on their snow caps.



I struggle with maintaining a cheerful attitude about winter, but it's My World with a little Macro Monday thrown in.

17 comments:

Gaelyn said...

The images are gorgeous yet I'm shivering just looking at them. And it's chilly here, but no snow yet. So glad. I really don't like to be cold. Maybe I should move to Costa Rica next winter, or New Zealand. Hmmmmm.....
Want to go along? ;-)

J said...

Gorgous photos but I'm glad I'm not there, I really hate snow. (Which probably doesn't surprise you!) Perhaps we need a Blogger count down to Spring?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ooooohhhhh Loran, Bet you wish you were at the beach this week!!!!! Mercy Me--that looks COLD. I love snow--but not this soon. Picky Picky!!!! ha

Beautiful pictures.
Hugs,
Betsy

Ishtar said...

We just had winter arrive this morning: lots of cold dust everywhere... Your pictures are beautiful Loran, though I read you on the cold...

foto CHIP said...

A cute little snowcap

Linda said...

Your post title and the tone of your post reminded me of a poem by Robert Frost and I had to go away and look it up:

"Always the same, when on a fated night/At last the gathered snow lets down as white/As may be in dark woods..."

I've never experienced months of snow, but I can sense your foreboding.

You'll look forward to the time when you'll "see the snow all go downhill/In water of a slender April rill".

George said...

I really wouldn't want to wish snow on anyone (except perhaps Betsy), but I am glad the snow is out there rather than here. I really liked your macros though!

awarewriter said...

Very well done series. I need a hot cup of coffee and a warm blanket now.

JOE TODD said...

As winter progresses we can share some snow photos. It is the shorter days that get me down

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes! Your captures are indeed gorgeous! And they do make me shiver! I'll remember to look at them before I start complaining about our rain, wind, and gray -- uncomfortable maybe, but not that cold!!!

Brrrrrr Stay warm!

Sylvia

Janie said...

Pretty winry pictures.
We don't have snow yet, but it's been too cold to ride. I'm hoping for a little window of warmer weather before real winter sets in.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

We got cold here but no snow yet in my part of Oklahoma. I love your pictures, especially the magpie up in the tree. Pickings are going to be slim for him I would imagine.

Jossie said...

That is an early winter. Pictures are beautiful.

Stephany said...

So cold but they are beautiful captures. We're still stuck on the weather merry-go-round...70 yesterday, 60 today, 50 tomorrow. I wish our rain would turn to snow!

Snap said...

Your photos are gorgeous. I love the winter, but I don't live in winter-wonder-land! Thanks!

Arija said...

Give me your winter snows and you can have out heatwave, over 100F again tomorrow and no relief in sight, the garden in baked to a crisp.

Lisa Wilson said...

I guess our bluebirds are actually gone, but we'll always have the magpies!