Wednesday, February 3, 2010

the snow chronicles


This morning I woke up very early and peeked out the window. The sun was not yet up, but I could already tell that it was a fairyland outside. I could hardly contain myself, waiting for the sky to brighten so I could run out before work with my camera.

Truth be told, I love snow. And this was one of the prettiest I have ever seen. A fluffy, wet snow that stuck to everything, and turned the city into something magical. It lasted no more than a hour before the branches gave up their loads and the sun turned the sidewalks into a slushy mess.

(a little more here)

14 comments:

smilla4blogs said...

These images are stunning! My winter child....

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Yes, my walk to work was so pretty today - all of the trees in the squares and circles were lacey and white (of course, I kept getting dumped on by melting snow though and was drenched by the time I got to the office!)

pve design said...

I want to illustrate that top photo, the show looks like
chantilly lace, against a pretty face (or facade!)
Enjoy the snow as I do.
pve

little augury said...

I do love the snow. We had 10 inches of snow here in northern NC! winding down Wolf Hall- I will say a good snow read indeed. Ours was dry fluff and has just begun to melt today.

Inkslinger said...

So lovely! That top photo just took my breath away. It's just begging for a poem to be written about it . . .

The Down East Dilettante said...

The unbelievably light and fluffy snow stayed the same all the way to Maine, and even my most snow-weary friend called yesterday evening to comment on the absolute beauty of it as it came down. Shoveling the walk this morning was like shoveling feathers.

Indeed it's lovely.

JBR said...

Thanks, Janet, for highlighting the beauty of the snow (even if it remains for me a four letter word).

home before dark said...

Beautiful way to have snow. A treat for the winter child early birds and off the trees by the time the bright winter sun opens up. If you have eve seen scald on tree trunks (crabapples are so vulnerable to this) and if you love trees, this kind of beauty makes your heart stop. Are these photos with your new big girl camera? Beautimous.

Style Court said...

One of your best Janet!

Pigtown-Design said...

Wasn't it one of the prettiest snowfalls ever! I just marveled at it on the drive to work!

My Notting Hill said...

It was such a pretty snowfall. Hopefully this one coming up will be as well.

Janet said...

Thank you all! Lacy trees to inspire the arts!

hbd ~ yes, these were taken with the big girl camera.

Dobbygirl said...

Beautiful photos! Just stunning!

Janet said...

Dobbygirl ~ thank you!