Monday, January 22, 2007

Got Snow?


I do.

The official amount is reported as a "trace," but I have waay more than that, probably at least a quarter of an inch.

Did that sound sarcastic?

Sorry.

But the first semi-measurable snow of the season is at least two and a half freakin' months later than usual, and I'm not happy about it.

Of course, the snow this morning is so pretty that I'm finding it a difficult at the moment to work up much steam over that. Perhaps tomorrow.

The first picture is of the driveway on the way up to the cabin. I love how everything is kind of monochromatic.

The tree in the photo on the right is a white pine. Once I got off the mountain there wasn't much snow. I think the valley got mostly freezing rain. I didn't have that, but I must have had some time of wet snow for it to stick to each needle like glazing on a doughnut.

Of course, having the wind be dead still doesn't hurt either.

Sometime trees, often oaks, don't lose their leaves in autumn. That's what the tree on the left is. I've never been able to figure out why that is so, as a tree that doesn't lose its leaves one year might well lose them the next year. So what triggers the leaf drop/no leaf drop is a mystery to me. But when the leaves don't drop, and then it snows, this is the result.

Pretty nice morning, eh?


8 comments:

Nicole said...

Beautiful pictures. We had snow over the weekend, but it was a really wet, ugly snow that didn't stick to much of anything. :( I'm jealous!

Carolyn H said...

Nicole,

This was a nice little snow, but I'm expecting not much will be left by the time I get home. Or, at least the prettiest part won't be left. I was hoping for a snow day, but .25" of snow isn't much of an excuse!

Carolyn H.

pablo said...

The word "marcesence" is used for when leaves (or petals) cling to a plant long after they have withered. I couldn't find a good explanation for the phenomenom on the web (but I didn't try very hard).

Maybe in a hundred years I'll be able to take photos like yours!

Cathy said...

You got more snow than me, if that helps. I just a small flurries, for some reason reminded me of fairy dust.

Also I notice in your links, the link to my blog is goof up. No rush to do. I now and then goof it up too.
Here's the right verison.

www.thequietone.net

Next time I picking something easier!

LauraHinNJ said...

Glad you got a little at least! Beautiful photos - I love the way snow transforms a place.

Carolyn H said...

Pablo,

I've never even heard the word marcesence before. Thanks for expanding my vocabulary today! I'm glad you like my photos. I enjoy taking them. I am completely unschooled in photography, so I think the secret must simply be that I in the right place at the right time (and with a camera, of course).

Thanks!
Carolyn

Carolyn H said...

Cathy,

Thanks for letting me know about the link to your blog. I fixed my link (had a space). It should be working now. Thanks!

Carolyn H.

"Sunshine" said...

Thanks so much for sharing these photos.
They're absolutely beautiful!!

"Sunshine"