Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Visitors

The "dozenth" snow storm to hit this area came in yesterday.  It was so amazing.  Mother nature sent her loveliest luminaries almost as if she knew we were so weary of the white stuff.  It was one of those snow storms that have been described as pillow fights by the gods.  I could almost hear them giggling.

Wet, sloppy, enormous flakes of frozen water drifted down.  They were like cold wet kisses.  For hours it melted as it hit the warm floor of the woods, but after a bit, it finally began to cover everything making it smooth and clean.  Woods are very messy and it is nice to see their rooms get tidied every once in a while.

 
When I looked closer I could see that the flakes were like luminescent stars that had fallen from heaven and in their final dance to earth they grabbed each others "hands" and whirled about and about.  I could not get a good close up since I was a bit cold, but below I will give a dream of what I saw.


At the very top of the photo above you can see stars dancing.

And while the snow was lovely, it also was a very polite guest and did not overstay its welcome.  By sunset all the white quilt was gone!


UNTIL this morning as I made my coffee and looking out the window saw that there is now one of those icy little snows that have left over an inch of crusty cold stuff EVERYWHERE!  Winter's little bully brother has now come to visit!



12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

a pillow fight among the gods....what a beautiful way to put it...ha...we were supposed to get a skiff but didnt....so light and fluffy....

Linda Reeder said...

Yes, snow that doesn't linger can be so much more appreciated. Lovely post!

ellen abbott said...

Lovely pictures and star snowflakes. But omg, I'm tired of snow and it doesn't even snow here. I can't imagine how you must feel.

messymimi said...

It would be more welcome if it didn't come so often, wouldn't it?

Celia said...

Beautiful! It does seem nature is having revenge this year plus some playfulness. Our snow yesterday was gone by dinner as well.

Red said...

You've shown the beauty in snow flakes. You've also weaves a good story to go along with your photos.

Kay said...

Oh wow! You have the perfect snow for catching those individual snowflakes. I wish I were there with a super camera (which I don't have) to get some macros. Your photos are so amazing and crystal clear!

Kat said...

You make it all look so beautiful even when I am sick to death of it all. ;)
That second to last picture is really breathtaking. Wow!!

Mage said...

Just lovely stuff. My nemesis rain is here. Boy we sure do need it.

troutbirder said...

It has been an amazing winter wherever we've been. Home in Minnesota or staying in Florida or Tennessee. I absolutely love you photos of the red heron. The first on I ever saw in Florida staggered around looking drunk foraging food. The hairdo in your pictures fitted his act perfectly...:)

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

Such absolutely gorgeous winter photos. Winter can be so beautiful! -- barbara

Bob Bushell said...

And you are still having snow, beautiful.