Sunday, December 12, 2010

First Snow


Sunday morning we woke up to 4 inches of new fallen snow. The temperatures were not that cold so I get dressed and headed out with my camera.  It was wet snow, clinging tot the trees and shrubbery like  white frosting.  Our neighbors across the road have goats and ponies.  The ponies were out in their pasture in their woolly winter coats looking very perplexed - no grass to nibble on I guess.

 


The city officials said they would not plow the secondary roads until later that day so our neighbors got out their tractors and trucks and plowed most of it.  It did warm up a bit and melt but another storm with arctic temperatures and heavy winds arrived late Sunday night, but that is another post!







Let's hope this is not going to be a repeat of last winter! The beginning of this week looks to be snow days! Wishing you milder and warmer weather! Bon Hiver!

23 comments:

Doreen said...

love your pictures. fresh fallen snow is beautiful.

A Brit in Tennessee said...

A winter wonderland for certain !
We're sharing the same wind-blown snowflakes, the first of the season, it's magical !
Love your pictures, it looks like the ponies, don't mind it at all :)
Stay warm ...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What gorgeous photos! We live in Asheville NC part of the year...we're in Florida right now! But I've spend lots of winters with the mountain snow! ♥

EG Wow said...

It's a winter wonderland!

GrandmaK said...

Lovely winter scape. It's so very cold here it's not hard to imagine how cold it must be for those beautiful horses! Well done! cathy

Snap said...

Just gorgeous. I do love looking at the snow and the ponies ... too cute!

Mary said...

It looks so pretty! We haven't gotten any here in NJ yet, but if this winter is anything like last winter, we'll be getting quite a bit! Thanks for sharing your beautiful images at MM. :)

Lavender Cottage said...

Your wintry pictures are very nice. I was out today myself photographing snow on the branches of trees in our backyard - it's so pretty when it gives the branches a whole new look.

Meri said...

Do the ponies get blankets? Do they have a warm place to sleep? It looks so cold!

Mary said...

Cute little ponies searching for grass! We've just had flurries, no accumulation. Stay warm :-)

Vee said...

A regular winter wonderland there...

We in the Northeast have been intrigued by communities where plowing isn't offered "until later" or at all. We couldn't survive with that kind of a mentality. I sure admire those in your neighborhood who went to work and got so much done. Guess you must if you want the job done.

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful shots, it's a Winter Wonderland! So pretty!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great shots...beautiful snow!!!

pam said...

I love the snows that lay heavy on the trees and bushes....beautiful.

RNSANE said...

That first winter's snow always looks so beautiful but I am so glad I don't have to live in an area where one has to bundle up and shovel walks. I love to visit for a few days at Lake Tahoe in the Sierras but I've never liked driving to and from - perfer flying in and renting a car there!

eileeninmd said...

Looks very pretty there with all the snow. Love the photos of the horses and snow covered tree branch. Luckily it seem to miss us, I am kind of happy about that.

Odie Langley said...

We only had rain and temps in the 40's during the weekend. I drove through some light flurries this morning on the way in to work but ran out of it about half way. Maybe we will get some more but it has been too warm for anything to really accumulate. Loved your beautiful pictures.

Old Kitty said...

Awwww how chrismassy!!!! I do like snow but I do appreciate all the hazards they cause so here's hoping it won't be so severe and chaotic! Awwww those horses are gorgeous!!! I hope they find other yummy things to nibble!! Thanks for sharing these amazing pics, take care
x

Custom Comforts said...

What pretty pictures! We got 4 inches too, but I haven't gone out cause I was sick all day. I just saw it through the window. Thanks for sharing your lovely pictures.
Cindy

Catherine said...

The first snow fall is always so beautiful isn't it? But by January, all the snow falling gets a little 'old'. ;)

Fantastic photos ~ keep warm!
xo Catherine

Kea said...

Beautiful! It takes me back to growing up in Gaspé, Quebec. But here in the city, winter = grey, dirty snow and ice and dreary skies. Maybe I wouldn't mind it so much if it were picturesque here! :-)

BTW, they always plow the main city streets first, then the bus routes, other secondary roads well after. I hope you have four snow tires on your vehicle!

gaias daughter said...

Beautiful pictures! You really captured the magic of snow. It does look like we might have another winter like last, though -- another negative Arctic oscillation seems to be setting up: http://nsidc.org/arcticmet/patterns/arctic_oscillation.html

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Poor ponies out in the cold. Winter can be beautiful to look at but not so nice if you have to be out in it very long.

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