Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Diamonds in the snow and Annie

It is this cold, 7°F (-14°C), this morning and we were all stove up with cabin fever. So it was to save our sanity we got out for a walk. The sun was shining and since I had on all my cold weather gear it wasn't bad at all. No wind to speak of.  My nose it the only thing that was protesting. Odd how it feels when your nose hairs are freezing. 
Annie had us in marching form on the road that had been plowed through the park. What caught my eye was the reflections of the the crystals of snow in the sunlight. I tried to take a picture of it. I know one of you camera heads could do a great job at catching all those diamonds glittering on top of the snow. If you click on the picture to enlarge it you might be able to see a few specks of magic.

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  1. Those warm climate gardeners have no clue about what happens inside one's nose in really cold weather! Blowing up the photo reveals the diamonds. Nothing quite as pretty as sun on snow — as long as you don't have to go anywhere and can just enjoy it without worrying about slipping and sliding along.

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    1. We have those gizmos that you put on your boots and you don't slip and slide. One of our best investments.
      All this will be melting this weekend. It is supposed to go to the 40s almost 50. Then the rest of the month is supposed to be above average temps.

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  2. I see the diamonds! Very pretty indeed. Images like this one make me miss living in a cold climate. Beautiful.

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    1. I am glad you could see the diamonds Peter. I imagine you would quickly get tired of the cold after being spoiled by all the warmer weather you have gotten used to.

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  3. Great that you were able to get out! I've been far too lazy, and there's really not a good place to walk around here that's not part of a shopping center or swarming with cars.
    I saw the diamonds as well ;)

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    1. Yes, we are lucky that they plow at the park. No excuses for not getting out.

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  5. I do see the diamonds! As much as I don't like the bitter cold, I do like the snow. Sophie is having a heyday in it, making doggie angels and chomping on real "snow cones," but Frank doesn't think much of it:)

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    1. Poor Frank is probably up to his nose in snow right now if it is like around here. No wonder he doesn't like to get out in it. Annie, like Sophie doesn't mind it at all. She just gets bored being by herself.

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  6. Your snow diamonds and the shadows are gorgeous! I tell myself I don't miss the snow, but what I really mean is just that I don't miss the cold weather, nose hairs and all! Tree shadows on a good snow are lovely...

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  7. What a pretty image Lisa. I did enlarge and could see the sparkles. The tree shadows are lovely....and Annie makes it picture perfect.

    Glad you managed to get out.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Got your letter today. I am going to make a nice cup of tea tonight and read it in front of the fire :)

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  8. Beautiful wintry snow photo ~ lovely! dazzling!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. Yes, I see the diamonds! Hate it when my nose hairs freeze.

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  10. You did a good capturing the diamonds! We finally got a decent snowfall recently after a couple of years of no snow at all, and my favorite part was walking in the fresh powder and watching the sparkle on the snow. It's mesmerizing.

    7 degrees though, dang that is cold!

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the diamonds. I am not sure why it always gives me a thrill to see those reflections, maybe because I don't see them often. Brrrr 7degrees is too cold. My area is finally having a thaw. It feels wonderful.

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  11. ooooft... that was cold! lovely image though including shadows as well as the sparkles :-)

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