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Friday, January 6, 2017

And The Snow Came

Mother Nature threw down her blanket shortly after midnight, just in time for an artic blast moving through the area.
Our first snowfall of the year, magically transforming the landscape.
Soft, wet snowflakes shutting us off from our little world as we know it, cocooned in a blanket of white.
Silenced.
 




 

  
  
 
 





Out of the cloud-folds of her garment shaken,
Over the woodlands, brown and bare
Over the harvest-fields forsaken,
Silent, and soft, and slow
Descends the snow.

~~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.~~

 

15 comments:

Henny Penny said...

It looks so pretty there! We are still waiting for the snow to arrive here and if we get rain instead, there will be a lot of disappointed folks, including Poppy and me...and Eli.

L. D. said...

You have been transformed into a winter wonderland. Your cardinal shot is wonderful. We have severe cold and very little snow. Stay warm and enjoy the snow while you have it.

Susie said...

Jo, You got more snow than we did here in central Indiana. We got about an inch or so of powdery stuff. Stay warm there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

DJan said...

So pretty! Love the cardinal. :-)

Patsy said...

Wonderful! Picture perfect

Kathy said...

Your pictures are wonderful! You certainly have an eye for composition. It is all beautiful. I don't like being out in the snow and cold, but it sure is pretty to look at. Love the cardinal picture.

The Furry Gnome said...

So glad you got to enjoy at least a little snow! Now pocture it two feet deep!

Debby Marie said...

So beautiful. I haven't been to Tennessee since I was a teen. My dad was born and raised in Eastern TN. Beautiful area.

local alien said...

Brilliant. What a magical white wonderland. Not even a snowflake here yet

Betsy Brock said...

How nice that you got a proper snow and not just a dusting! Looks beautiful! I know you enjoyed watching it come down!

Beth P said...

What loveliness! It's just begun to snow here with a forecast of a mere 2" to 4", nothing by New Hampshire standards. It seems to be turning out thus far to be a lot like last winter, very unusual, little snow, and vastly fluctuating temperatures.
Hugs for now...

Rian said...

Beautiful pics! I love seeing snow scenes... as long as I don't have to be out in it. We had a light dusting yesterday here in Dallas.

Luna Crone said...

Hope it causes no problems for you.

Certainly lovely photo ops.

Up here, the big Noreaster is missing us, as it barrels up. The coast is getting dumped on, though. Fine with me. We are very cold, but no snow, which is fine.

Stay warm!

Luna Crone

ann said...

Snow does make a beautiful landscape. Here in Colorado we have six inches and it has been very cold. Enjoy the beauty and stay warm. Happy New Year.

Boneta said...

Ah! Such pretty, tranquil scenery! And you've captured it beautifully!