Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sparkly Snow

The Giant Blizzard (I think our local meteorologists named this one Connor) passed us by with comparatively little damage.  Looks like we picked up about another four inches of snow.  Last night the wind was howling and carrying on something fierce, but this morning the driveway was looking good.  I didn't have to go out and snow blow again this morning, but I think I will later on this afternoon as my trails are all drifted shut again.

Our good friend, Cody, came over on Monday night with his snowmobile and refreshed my trails out in the Back Eight, but I'm hoping he'll be back to run over them one more time as they've almost all drifted over, too.  So, not much else is new outside with all the snow.  Oh, I did want to share some pictures I took Sunday morning of hoar frost, though. ( I should have used a tripod but the snow was too deep.)

The snow was so sparkly, it's too bad it doesn't show up as well in the pictures. 
In the front garden

Out in the Back Eight, I love all the shades of blue in the winter.
Calamagrostis 'Karl Foerster' takes on such a different look bejeweled:
 Even weeds in the field are 'fancified'....


Winter may be long around here, but it is beautiful.




Rocks Ala Mode, anyone?

Pudding dog needs a walkies that doesn't involve swimming through snow, so I'm off to start up the trusty snowblower again and fix the drift damage. 

Off to see what I can do.  Stay Warm!




12 comments:

Alison said...

Great pictures of hoar frost, Karen! I have never seen it, only in pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Shirley said...

Such gorgeous photos Karen!! Loving this post! So glad to hear the blizzard wasn't so bad after all.

Sandy said...

There is nothing more beautiful than waking up to the aftermath of an Ice storm... I remember them well and your photos tell the story.. but, what a mess to get around in! Your weather has been on our news and I've been thinking of you.
Please stay safe and warm.. wonderful photos!
Sandy

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Karen, we got the snow you didn't! Your photos of the frost are beautiful.

Eileen

FlowerLady said...

Wonderful pictures Karen and I'm so glad you didn't get it really bad there. I love the blues in winter scenes also, there are also plenty of purples.

FlowerLady

Darla said...

Very beautiful, but dang! Enough is enough already.

Larry said...

Some lovely images there Karen! L

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Karen, we got sparkly snow here too. Your photos of it are wonderful. I did not get the camera out today and I knew I should have because it was so pretty. Instead I got out the shovel. And boy was it heavy snow. It sounded like really fine glass being shoveled. I can not start my blower, so no Thar She Blows here.

Junebug said...

You wonder how something so beautiful can be so dangerous. I hope you stay warm and safe.

Sall's Country Life said...

Loved these pictures, Karen, and I didn't even get cold!! What a plus!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

We lucked out here too Karen in the southern part of Ohio. Wow, how beautiful is those sparkling crystal on your grasses.Just beautiful! The sunshine and blue skies are beautiful too. LOL!

Beth said...

Your photos are stunning! Every season truly has its beauty. Have a great weekend!
Blessings, Beth