Winter Wednesday

Posted: November 28, 2018 in Nature
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Monday we had what was being called a blizzard here, but seemed more like a snowstorm to someone who lived for over 30 years in Cleveland’s snow belt. No matter what you call it, it left us with about 6-7″ over that heavy snow that looks beautiful but breaks branches and brings down power line. It brought beauty to the park.  I spent 2 1/2 hours wandering and wallowing in both snow and beauty.

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The joy of being the first one.

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If you’re familiar with Bev Doolittle, you might think of her works like this when you see what I saw.

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Heavy but oh, so beautiful!

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And a bit of color still left and standing out against the white. Not an easy shot to get with the famous Chicago-area wind blowing!

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  1. Su Leslie says:

    I really like all of these shots Janet. Thanks for braving the weather to get them 😀

    • I loved doing it, Su! The wind was a bit rough at first, but when I was in the forest part of the park, the trees blocked the wind and with all the work that walking took, I was not cold at all.

  2. Sue says:

    Love your iced berries! The other images make me feel very cold!

  3. It just shows what happens in the brain when we see beauty from afar and then get closer, zoom in and see reality. Thx for the reminder to always look closer at my photos. Zoom in to the reality of what is initially beauty and then see the camouflage of nature.

    • Sheila, I enjoy the big picture but I also like to look at the small things, which are just as beautiful but sometimes harder to spot. Once you start seeing them, though, it becomes a wonderful habit.


  4. Wow, beautiful shots. The freshly fallen snow without footprints is my favorite. I remember snow storms in Ohio, though haven’t experienced many since moving to Asia. Miss it. The splash of the red berries makes for an incredible shot.

    • Thanks, Brenda. My feeling is that if there’s going to be winter, there might as well be snow. Of course it can cause problems, but many kinds of weather can and at least snow is beautiful initially. 🙂


      • I agree. If it’s going to be cold anyway, there should be snow with hot coco, a fire in the fireplace, snow angels, sled riding. Okay, I’ve just traveled back in time. Thank you for that! 🙂

      • Sounds delightful! I have to work today, so no sitting around by the fireplace (which we don’t use anyway). But I have fond memories of sledding, snow angels (someone had made on on the trail in the part Monday by the time I headed back), and our wood-burning stove in our house in Cleveland.

  5. pommepal says:

    So beautiful, but as we swelter in 35c heatwave, and summer is still 2 days way, with catastrophic wildfires out of control further north I find it hard to visualise how cold it would be in your part of the world

  6. Joanne Sisco says:

    I”m a bit of a grouch when it comes to snow. It’s pretty for the first 24 hours or so and then I want it to go away 😏

    • In the city, after a while, the snow becomes dirty and more of a nuisance, but in the park or outside the city, it’s beautiful. I do get your POV, though, Joanne. At least this you could enjoy from the comfort of your own home. 🙂

  7. I especially like the last photo. 🙂

  8. Leya says:

    Ah – gorgeous snow! Lovely winter shots, only frost here so far.

  9. It’s magical! I love the fresh footprint-free snow, and the branch covered in snow.

  10. Tish Farrell says:

    So much snow. Beautiful to look at but hopefully not coming our way before next year.

  11. Dan Antion says:

    Lovely photos, Janet. It so early in the season that I’m like a little kid seeing snow.

  12. Your third photo really stands out for me. All of them are great examples of a winter wonderland. Eat your hearts out, Currier & Ives.

  13. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful Janet! Winter has arrived so early this year!

  14. dweezer19 says:

    Beautifully frozen. 😊I love the berries shot most of all.

  15. de Wets Wild says:

    You sure have an eye for beautiful composition, Janet!

  16. Beautiful images, Janet. What fun you had. 👍

  17. joey says:

    Ah, so beautiful! I am right there with you, oohing and ahhing! Just love the feel and sound and looks of it and can’t wait til it sticks real good here! May it be on a Sunday when more folks stay home safe and are able to appreciate it before it melts for their morning commute 😉