Sunday, December 8, 2013

The Gifts of Snow and Ice

An unexpected ten inches of snow, and 
Saturday evening's sunset had the garden aglow.




 

















  -10 degrees early this morning_the 2nd coldest night ever recorded in our city. 
Despite frozen water lines, the gifts of snow and ice









 





18 comments:

GRACE PETERSON said...

Beautiful photos, Diana. I am still pinching myself over these frigid, record-breaking temperatures. Incredible cold. I'm watching TV now and it's 9 degrees in Eugene. Blows me away. The upside is that many bugs will die off. And after this year we'll be able to say we did it. We survived the freeze of 2013!

sharon said...

I so enjoyed these pictures and am glad to know there are others that see the beauty

Susan said...

Diana, the photos are beautiful, but so cold and so much snow and ice. Dale immediately asked about the ladies out back. Are they safe along with the two of you? Sending only positive thoughts.

The Dutchess said...

Beautiful pictures..!!!

Stay warm out there..:-)

Andrea said...

OMG they are so beautiful. I haven't seen snow but i am not so keen in experiencing it. However, when you posted it with the glow of, is it sunset, nothing compares with it, i love to experience it at least once in this lifetime! I wonder when will my miracle will happen.

Big Dude said...

Great shots Di - nothing like a good snow to clean the air and make everything look pristine. Hopefully the snow will protect your plants from the cold. Did this remind you of anywhere from your youth?

HeatherF1 said...

Beautiful pictures! Hopefully you won't have too many losses plant-wise. I think we are all ready for this snow and cold to go away and give us our "normal" PNW weather.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh How Very Beautiful Diana, just Stunning...

2 Tramps said...

The snow makes for such great photo opportunities. Nice pictures. Temps here were bitter - we hit -25 degrees at night. We aren't supposed to get quite that low in this planting zone and we hope the snow gave enough extra insulation to protect plants. We will have to wait until spring to find out...

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

I am so impressed with your photos. They would make great Christmas cards.

Hope you didn't get much if any damage. As beautiful as it is, it can be destructive.
Sam

Rose said...

Beautiful photos, Diana! The sunlight sparkling on your snow-covered garden is almost magical. I'm amazed at how cold it is, though, in Oregon--colder than here. Hope those pipes thaw out quickly!

Les said...

Absolutely beautiful photos, they are even more so knowing they were not taken here. Your -10 will keep me from complaining about the cold here.

EG CameraGirl said...

OH WOW! These are photos that photographers in Arizona and Florida can never get. Something to be said for living in the North! (I live in Ontario, Canada). ;))

lindalou said...

Wow. That is just beautiful. Great photos. This must have come as a bit of surprise to you.

We are having our first real snowfall of the season, but it's so cold that it's coming down as a very fine mist. So I don't think we will get that much.

Thanks for your comment on my blog. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. I hope you get to spend it with family and friends.

Thomas Generazio said...

Hi Diana! Lovely pictures as always. It was nice to hear from you. I often then about you and your wonderful garden. Yes, now that we've settled into our new home, I've finally found the inspiration to start blogging again. :)

BTW - I have your beautiful print hanging prominently in our farmhouse kitchen. We always get such wonderful comments about it. Thanks again for this very generous gift!

Titania said...

White, ice and cold, so utterly beautifully captured by you. Winter has certainly its own beauty.
The grasses look so vulnerable, their subtle beauty enhanced by the snow. Indeed a sparkling world crisp and luminous.

Landscaping said...

Diana, I see that you are leaving Facebook. I will miss you. But we can stay in touch via our respective blogs. You can find me here, and I welcome your input anytime you have a spare moment. Likewise, I will check in on your blog occasionally to see what you're up to (so glad you left your blog address!). The winter pictures are great, by the way.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

How beautiful! Do we love cold or not, at least once a year we all should see THIS!