So many things draw our eyes during and after a snowfall. It was the shadows on the snow that turned my head this day.
The brilliant sun after a snowfall casts the most wonderful shadows on the snow.
And aren’t those snow sparkles fun?
They bring a smile to my face even on a zero degree morning. The sun sure helps, too!
Stay warm my friends.
Beautiful! Is that a real Hummingbird?
I guess I should clarify … it’s a garden ornament 🙂
Of course it is! After I posted my comment I realised it was, I saw the tiny bit of foundation stick ……… Always a tad slow first thing in the morning 🙂
Great images Laurie 🙂 The Hummingbird is amazing.
Thanks Joe! It’s easy to capture a hummingbird when it’s metal 🙂
I did love the sun peeking through the trees!
You faked me out 🙂
These are so lovely, Laurie. Snow shadows are peaceful and calming and you captured them perfectly!
Thank you, Sharon. I agree – the shadows are calming.
Beautiful…with all this horrendous cold it is good to be reminded that it still looks pretty. The hummingbird looks like an illustration from Narnia…stay warm and safe, Johanna
Thank you, Johanna. So glad this helped to remind you of the beauty … despite the frigid temps!
I love your post, it is a peaceful happy post making the best of the chilly blanket taking over the east coast. Snow shadows are so interesting, love those sparkles that are sprinkled through your images too. Have a great weekend!
So glad you liked these images, Carrie. I spent almost 5 hours on the interstate in a driving snow storm yesterday … and once I finally arrived, I had the best time taking photos in the snow 🙂
I have lived in Alaska for a number of years prior to where I do now…the winters there are endless and yet there is beauty in the snow like no other beauty. I am so happy to hear you are making the best of a very hard winter, bravo!
Love the shadows.
Thank you, Bruce! Hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend
The sun was gorgeous on Thursday, even though our high was somewhere around 5. That takes some of the sting out of the cold. Love the hummingbird photo!
The sun really has been stunning … makes the sky even more blue, the snow even more white, and the shadows even more defined.
I don’t miss the cold, but I do miss the beauty of the snow. You’ve captured your zero degree day with aplomb.
And yes, capturing a hummingbird in flight is tricky business. I never tire of trying though.
Thanks Alys! I’m pretty darn sure the snow will be gone by the time you get here 🙂
Lovely Laurie. My favourite is the first one.
I’m so glad you like that one, Edith. It’s nice to know that others get why an image is captured.
Thank you, Derrick! Glad you liked them
A real hummingbird would be frozen as solid as that metal! I agree that winter is lovely but so is spring. I’m ready for the spring kind of lovely!
I’m pretty sure that everyone in the Eastern part of the country is ready for spring! Just think … it won’t be long until we are all looking at photos of flowers
Gorgeous photos Laurie! 🙂
Thank you, Elina.
It’s so great you were able to capture the sparkles in the first one. My fave is the second, because the shadows look like the fabric of a dress the tree is wearing. The dress is spreading out across the ballroom floor. (Can you tell part of me is still 16?)
Love your description of the second one, and our impressions were so similar. I’d been thinking that it looked like a lacy skirt. We must both be 16!
Undisturbed snow is pretty and sparkly. I can see all the sparkles even in the shadows. Great camera work LB. I do like all that glistens in the winter, just like those old time Christmas cards. We had a giant snow wave on our garage roof for a long while, but it’s started to melt now. Maybe I liked it because it reminded me of ice-cream. The hummingbird greeting the morning sun is really warm and hopeful, love it! xo K
I’m so glad that the hummingbird photo has been well received … I liked it too, even though that little hummer is a metal garden ornament 🙂
awesome pictures 🙂
Thanks Misslisa (Is it Miss Lisa or Misslisa like Melissa?). Either way, thanks for the visit AND comment!
its Miss Lisa 🙂
Staying warm, Laurie!!! Excellent images, but I especially LOVE the one of the bird you captured. What a fantastic shot!!! (((HUGS))) Amy
Thanks Amy! More snow this morning – just enough to make getting down my driveway a challenge 🙂
I’ve looking at your photos in other posts, very nice. I’m Spanish living in Barcelona and here our winters aren’t very cold, 6-7 º Celsius, of course in other cities are colder and with a lot of snow, but my city is very lucky. I’ve signed to get your future entries…..And WOW… you travel by motorbike!!!!
Years ago I enjoyed motorbikes but… not driving myself! Regards from Barcelona, Spain.
For some reason I am just seeing this comment! and yes, I do ride a motorcycle! Someday soon I hope the snow will melt and I’ll be back on and riding 🙂
I like your pics, they emanate a great mood, congratulations and thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Cecilia! I just took a quick peek at your blog and look forward to sharing it with a friend who lives in a small, lovely space. Thanks for the visit and the comment 🙂
Yesterday, I guess, I wrote something about your blog, even I was speaking about the weather, I live in Barcelona, Spain, and the coldest we’ve had this winter is 6-7º Celsius. Of course in other places there is a lot of snow, but no here in my city. As well I comented about you driving motorbikes!, I like them, but not me driving…. When I was travelling in Arizona, Nevada,California…. we stay in the famous 66 route and i have a picture on a Harley! Well, regars from Barcelona.
Hello Rosa, thank you so much for visiting and commenting. How fun that you visited Rt 66. I have not been there yet!
As I type, I am preparing to head to work amidst the snow from another snowfall last night. Everyone else is fed up … I still think it’s beautiful!
I love those kind of mornings….very nice, LB.
Thank you … we had another snowfall last night and as I finish my coffee before starting the process of going to work in the snow, I wish I could stay home, have more coffee, and play with the camera.
I’ve never seen a metal hummingbird fly. You have great and wondrous birds on the east coast! Are your dogs made of porcelain? What happens when they wag their tails and bump into furniture? Do you have to constantly re-glue their tails back on? I remember snow, And these photos make me want to be back in it. Call me crazy. But your images really capture the brilliance of freshly fallen snow.
Emilio, thank you for the smiles! and for the complements! You and your wife are welcome to come check out the snow anytime 🙂