Winter persists

Afternoon chores yesterday were really easy and, dare I say, enjoyable? Mostly because the ground was clear of snow and ice and frozen solid. Today however we had a front roll through at about eight this morning. Temperatures throughout the day were in the low thirties so the precipitation which arrived from the west was mixed, meaning we had rain, snow, sleet, and freezing rain by turns. Afternoon chores today were cold, wet and downright nasty. On more than one occasion this winter Joanna has urged me to capture an image of the pine grove below the lower hay field, after snow when the trees are, as she says, sugar frosted. Each time we have had snow I have cast a glance that way but have not been satisfied. Either the snow was the wrong consistency, or the light was wrong, or both. Until today. The time stamp on the photo below is 3:30 PM. We had just called the veterinarian’s office to ask after Mr. Darcy who had broken the tip off one of his premolars and the root had been exposed as a result. We took him in early this morning to have the offending tooth removed and I was calling to see if he was ready to come home. He was. As we were about to get into the car for the trip to Linden I motioned to Joanna and asked if she thought the trees were pretty … pretty enough for a photo. I gave her a cold for her birthday so she wasn’t feeling all that well and we were late to the vet’s office … she said I should go ahead anyway. I had been in a rush to leave the house and had the Hx9V with me … I think it did a nice job. Testingcutsmall

8 thoughts on “Winter persists

    • Yup. The consistency of the snow has something to do with it as well. The moisture content of the stuff that fell yesterday was pretty high … makes for nice frosting! D

  1. SUPER pretty enough. Darn the cold. Hope Mr. Darcy is his old self soon. Don’t worry, the mixed bag of precip will disappear soon enough. Spring always comes.

  2. Looks like a Christmas card. Perfect amount and consistency of the snow to give the “sugared” look! Hope you, Joanna, and Darcy (!) are all feeling better soon!

    • Joanna feels as though she’s been hit by a truck … actually, she feels like the truck is still on top of her. I am on the mend. Mr. Darcy came home pretty loopy, peed like a race horse, had a big drink, and has been crashed on the kitchen floor since then … I think he’ll live.

  3. Nice job, indeed. It looks like a snow-covered cluster of pine cones. The nearly monochromatic tones are interesting in that they highlight the shades of gray. Very pretty.

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