Category: Snow

Snow Magnolia

Shivering blossom Under a snowy blanket Longing for sunshine. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber I believe a more appropriate common name for the Star Magnolia should be Snow Magnolia! Here in the north where this magnolia reaches its hardiness limit, the opening blossoms often endure… Continue Reading “Snow Magnolia”

Sounds of Spring

Sights and Sounds of Spring Meltwater trickles Along the mud-covered road A burbling river. ~ Lynn Thomas Amber Yesterday, the sun was shining brightly, warming the spring air and lighting up the forest. I found that I had a little extra bounce in my… Continue Reading “Sounds of Spring”

Sleigh ride

Recently, we’ve been getting eggs from our good friend Bill – whose chickens have returned to a more regular laying schedule. Since we were down to 1 egg in the refrigerator this morning, Jim called Bill to see if we could swing by and… Continue Reading “Sleigh ride”

Cabin Fever Excursions

As we approach the end of February, my cabin fever temperature continues to rise! To lower my homebound temperature and raise my spirits, we embarked on two road trips this past week. The first adventure was a true road excursion (with a short snowshoe… Continue Reading “Cabin Fever Excursions”

snowshoe Solitude

Plans to embark on a day-long road trip adventure today were sabotaged by unforeseen circumstances. Shifting gears to more homebound enterprises, I continued work on my quilt project and in the early afternoon took a break from sewing to get some fresh air. I… Continue Reading “snowshoe Solitude”

Old Maple Branch

I walk by this old roadside maple tree everyday trying to imagine how I might capture it in a photograph. I decided to focus on the large branch stretching out from the tree trunk. Framing the branch in an empty sky with a hint… Continue Reading “Old Maple Branch”

A New Year

Since Christmas, I’ve enjoyed a short hiatus from photographing and writing. Sometimes it pays to break from a routine for a while so that you can come back refreshed and energized. Yesterday, and into this morning, we had a snow storm that blanketed the… Continue Reading “A New Year”

First Snowshoe

Our first snow of the season was really little more than a dusting. It was heavy and clung to the tree branches – as evident in the photograph above. Our second snowstorm was much more promising! It was bitter cold and so created a… Continue Reading “First Snowshoe”

Snowy Day

My husband and I took a hike back in the woods this morning in search of a potential Christmas tree. We did not really find one suitable enough – not surprising really – but we gave it a good try! Our first snowstorm of… Continue Reading “Snowy Day”