Thursday, February 13, 2014

Snow, Snow and more Snow

Linking up with Skywatch Friday 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!! 

Lately we seem to be having some kind of weather event, whether it be snow or freezing rain. Our temperatures have been very cold and whatever snow we had first never had a chance to melt. As I type this post it is snowing once again and we have about 10 inches of new snow from overnight.  These shots are from last week's ice storm..



A frosty winter wonderland.


Our street, the pine trees lost a lot of branches from the ice storm. On this day I had to stay home from work, the roads were icy and there were trees across the road every couple of feet.


Hubby's shot of our lake.



A closeup of the moon


Blue Jay on our icy weeping cherry tree. The birds do not seem to mind the cold weather. I have been keeping the feeder full and water in my heated birdbath.


Hubby's shot of some Canada Geese on our lake.


Another section of the lake, mostly frozen..


Thank you for visiting my post, I hope you enjoyed my birds and skies. Please stop back for Saturday's Critters. My post will be on the Great Backyard Bird Count.

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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

86 comments:

Synnöve Schneider said...

Marvelous photos of the Wintertime. I like the landscapes in Winter. Amazing !
Best regards, Synnöve

✿ chica said...

Linda a neve e faz refrescar o nosso calor por aqui! beijos, lindo dia!chica

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
GORGEOUS pictures of winter scene(^_^)v
The shoy of blue Jay on your icy weeping cherry tree is amazing, isn't it♪

Loved all these snowy and icy scene we miss in my area p;)

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!Wow!!It does,nt stop snowing in your area!Still winter!Wonderful pictures of the landscapes,the poor birds,freezing in the cold,and i like your moon shot too!!I hope the weather gets better soon Eileen!Here the cherry trees have bloomed!Happy Valentine's Day to you and your hubby!!Enjoy the day!Hugs!!
Dimi...

Nancy said...

Beautiful captures of the ice and snow -- although I know it must be difficult to get around in!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

So beautiful, your snow scenes. The ice looks like our area...wow I do not know about you, but we are really looking forward to warmer days~

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

when you hike in weather like this ... are you wearing regular tennis shoes or what on those feet of yours? i wonder - considering you don't want to slip?

awesome shots Eileen. love the moon & the branches all draping along. snow storms & times are so perfect for photography. i enjoyed this post. ( :

Lynne said...

Finally . . . the snow is happening in other parts of the country and we awakened to a balmy twenty degrees this morning and NO SNOW. It is about time!

Be careful out there Eileen . . . sure makes for some beautiful pictures . . .

Łucja-Maria said...

Dreamed up by watching your beautiful winter photo ...
Beautiful winter scenes and landscapes.
Greetings.
Lucia

ladyfi said...

What lovely winter scenes! Hope you're not too tired of the snow yet...

R. Mac Wheeler said...

The polar apocalypse is revisiting us in Tampa, too. It's 55 this morning. That's like 10 degree to you folk north of I-20.

(pretty pictures)

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Wonderful shots Eileen-chilly, too! We lost a lot of pine branches during the last little storm we had...but nothing like your winter I am sure!

EG CameraGirl said...

That's a great shot of the blue jay on that shrub with icicles! Hope the snow melts for you soon. Spring is coming!!

Maria said...

Those moonshots are always so nice.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, those poor laden trees! glad you're helping the birds with food and water!

Phil Slade said...

I really hope it stops snowing for you soon Eileen. Good work in keeping the feeders topped up.

Soon be spring - for both of us.

Irma said...

I like the landscapes in Winter, amazing !
Very well photographed, Eileen.

Happyone said...

What gorgeous photos. Snowing here once again too. We just have 6 inches so far but its still coming down fast and heavy.

Blackberry Lane said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen. Bless you for feeding the birds. Even Georgia has a lot of snow/ice this week. Thankfully, we still have power.
Happy Valentine's Day to you.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Oh my gosh I love that picture of the footprints!!!

Montanagirl said...

Wonderful wintry photos! Love that Moon and the Blue Jay shot with the icicles.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Absolutely stunning - glad it it there and not here though. :-)

Gail Dixon said...

Good gracious, that is cold! Poor jay, but he looks like he's holding his own. That's a really pretty shot of him.

Mersad said...

I could gaze at these for hours. Snow just draws me in completely. Especially on pictures that are done as good as these are.

Our photos said...

Beautiful winter-snow photos!
Here no snow!

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Very beautiful landscapes......lovely photos....hope you find time to enjoy the beauty!

Ruby

lisa hermanson said...

Trees SO beautiful. We are experiencing the same kind of weather, happy Valentine's Day !!

inge said...

Such atmospheric winter photos. The moon photo is so good.

Debbie said...

a magical winter wonderland!!

there's just no dening how beautiful it is!!

Bob Bushell said...

The scenery is so beautiful, thanks Eileen.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love your beautiful winter scenes, Eileen. And that is a cute little blue jay. Stay warm and safe!

toby said...

Gorgeous shots all, I love those icy trees, and the icicles with your bluejay! And I'm totally impressed with your heated birdbath, those are some lucky birds! They must be lined up around the block :)
Stay warm and well!

Laura said...

An abundance of beauty Eileen. Wishing you a warm hearted happy Valentine's Day:-)

HansHB said...

A beautiful SWF-post!

Carver said...

Gorgeous winter shots. I had a similar title for my sky watch.

Merlesworld said...

A heated bird bath, that sounds nice for the birds.
Merle.............

Linda Gross said...

We have been having similar weather here, with the exception of ice storms. We have had frequent snow falls, sometimes a little and sometimes a lot. The cold temperatures haven't allowed what snow has fallen to melt. I enjoyed your winter wonderland, sky and bird pictures.

Ranten said...

Beautiful winter photos, but I see it can be too much winter too?!

carol l mckenna said...

Enchanting wintry photos ~ Moon shot is a amazing ~ Ready for Spring? ~ xxx

carol and armusedog
www.acreativeharbor.com

confusedmind said...

Beautiful photos!! I wish you haven't problem with so bad weather.Your lake is so lovely all the year! Have a nice evening!

me (maria) said...

I can only imagine the cold...but I can see the beauty!!
Amazing photos!

DeniseinVA said...

Those photos are gorgeous Eileen. We had about a foot today and it's snowing again, not so tomorrow but more to come on Saturday so they say.

Al said...

It looks beautiful - I think you've had a worse winter than us, here at 7,500 feet elevation.

Andrea said...

Just looking at them makes me shiver! I can't imagine there are hot-bloodied entities that survive those environments. I dedicate my post in my other blog (POG) to my friends with deep winter, so they can have a semblance of life for the subconscious. By the way, do you see your moon in this position? Mine is always facing up! haha

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

What beautiful photos, Eileen! With all the amazing scenery around you, how do you ever pick for your posts?? And I'll bet the birds love the heated bath in this weather!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful shots, but must admit I'd rather see than be there.

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous scenery where you live. The snow is nice to look at.

Our photos said...

Happy Valentine´s day, Eileen!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Sorry about the extreme weather, but sure makes for some nice photography! Stay warm and enjoy your weekend.

Photo Cache said...

frosty surroundings, i love looking at winter wonderlandscape.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Eileen. Stunning winter scenery shots. sure looks cold but beautiful.

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautiful pictures!
But ice storm - not for me!

Caroline Gill said...

That poor Blue Jay with the icicles! Keep warm and safe, Eileen! We are expecting gales later ...

Leovi said...

I love these pictures , I love to see everything covered in snow !

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful winter shots, Eileen. We've had hardly any snow and ice this winter, that's why I love these shots extra today.
Happy Valentine's Day!

Kim said...

I absolutely love these images Eileen! They are the opposite of the hot, dry weather we've been dealing with and the sad smoke haze that has hidden the sun for the past few days. I refill the birdbaths each day so the birds can drink and cool down so it was amazing to hear of your heated bird feeder! Your feathered friends are lucky to have you caring for them :)

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'd love to see the sky! happy to see yours. Another snow dump!
(ツ) from Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

katerchen said...

einen schönen Valentinstag auch für dich Eileen..
Wetter ..kein Schnee 8 Grad Wärme..
der Winter hat den Norden von Deutschland wohl vergessen..
Danke für diese wunderschönen Bilder
mit einem LG vom katerchen

magiceye said...

Brilliant captures!!

Snapperoni :: Photography said...

Is it safe to walk through the lake?

It never snows where I live and I love snow photos... snow-covered houses... snow-covered streets.. winter wonderland indeed! :)

Lakshmi said...

The shots of the lake and the birds are so gorgeous ..what a beautiful place. www.lakshmisharath.com

Betty Manousos said...

that's a lot of snow! the snow is nice to look at. love your snow shots, eileen.

happy valentine's day!
xo

raf said...

Great job braving the elements and getting good shots outside!
And a happy Valentine's Day to you and yours as well.

Gattina said...

I am freezing when I see your pictures ! Looks really very cold ! The moon picture is just gorgeous !

Indrani said...

So snowy, yet so beautiful!

Chris Rohrer said...

I used to hate snow and ice and gray skies. Since I've begun birding, I actually welcome the cooler temps and love the snow and gray skies. So while it's not the greatest weather, it's still breathtaking:) Enjoy.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh my gosh! You guys got hit hard. That is a ton of snow. It does make for pretty photos, especially the one of the Blue Jay! Just lovely :)

NatureFootstep said...

great moonshot.
My world is thawign and the columbine on my balcony started to grow. Will be destroyed if cold weather comes back. :(

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

WOW - these photos are refreshing, given the heat we have experienced here in Australia in the last month :) visiting from Skywatch Friday

Lowcarb team member said...

Only just found your blog, but love your photo's. Will definitely 'hop' over to see some more.

That blue jay one is my favourite

Thanks

All the best Jan

Connie Smiley said...

Brrr! That ice brings such beauty along with the damage.

Rebecca said...

Even the moon looks cold and snowy... The look on the Jay's face seem to say that he's had enough of the cold too! Happy Valentine's Day ♥

Pat said...

The harsh weather this winter has made for beautiful photos. Love these.

Lew said...

Plenty of winter in our skies this week! Love the Jay on the icy limbs. When I called our tree guy (also a neighbor) the morning after the ice storm, he already had 130 calls for help with trees.

Sandy Carlson said...

Just plain stunning!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

I am amazed at the amount of snow and cold everyone is having. You do show it well in your photos, but hope you get warmer.

Carole M. said...

spectacular to see; it is hard to believe really. The lake is amazing

Elaine said...

Snow is one thing, but ice storms are very hard to deal with. I hope you get past all your winter weather soon! We're back to more normal colder temps again in the minus 10s to 20s, but we're getting lots more daylight and sunshine, so much easier to take.

Cher' Shots said...

Great pics, although this winter I've grown tired of snow and cold. We haven't been above freezing since Dec 5. Stay warm and safe.
'love & hugs from afar'

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

BEAUTIFUL Shots and it almost appears as if it snowed on the moon as well :)

Laloofah said...

Happy Valentine's Day (+1), Eileen! You guys really have been getting spanked by Old Man Winter. Those ice storms are especially nasty - it's been a bad year for ice here, too, which is unusual. Stay safe!

Your photos are lovely! That moon shot is most impressive, and I love all the birds and snowscapes. How lucky the birds are to have thoughtful humans like you to help keep them warm!

Brian King said...

What gorgeous snow photos! I see you got a fair amount of ice, too. We were spared the most recent big storm.

Mary said...

A wonderful series of photos! The moon is gorgeous and also the bird ... all are great!

♥ Willa ♥ said...

beautifully amazing!!!

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amanda | wildly simple said...

I know ice storms can wreak a lot of havoc on trees, and make getting around difficult.. But BOY, do them make for a lot of beautiful scenery!
We rarely get ice storms, since our temps are rarely hovering around rain / freeze temp. We just have snow & cold. So all those pretty pictures of icy worlds make me a little dreamy.

Helma said...

Some really cool pictures Eileen and also thanks for the valentine greeting :-)

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