Friday, January 4, 2008

There's No Business Like Snow Business

It snowed on New Year's Day, and once the party drinks from the previous night cleared from my brain, I was out and about with my camera. Here are a few photos of the fluffy, white stuff. These were all taken in the nearby park.

A glance down between the snow-covered branches allows a small peek at the lake below.


Upon a hill, looking down at the partiely-frozen lake, you can see where the ice ends abruptly.



There are two willows at opposite ends of the lake. This is the younger one and its willowy branches are still sporting fall colours.



A male cardinal out-brightens a comparatively drab sparrow in front of, and to the left of him.



A park bench wait for someone to clear off the snow and sit for a bit. It wasn't me.



Frosty branches bear the weight of the fluffy snow.



Down the path and headed for home.

I'll post some more in a few days. In the meantime, you can see more winter (and autumn) photos over at Frank's blog.

20 comments:

Reb said...

Beautiful as always Hilary. I love how the red of the Cardinal stands out! Makes the sparrows almost impossible to see.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Snow is fun isn't it? I have lots of it too, also S Ontario. Supposed to get mild and rain in a couple of days....

Crabby McSlacker said...

Just lovely. Very peaceful. Thanks for showing us those so we don't have to go somewhere snowy and freeze our butts off.

Hilary said...

• Thanks Reb, and yes, the cardinal pretty much outshines the rest of them.

• Hi ex-Shammicite. Yes we're supposed to warm up considerably. Icicles will be a-melting. Thanks for stopping by.

• Thank-you Crabby, but won't you be freezing your butts off when you and the Lobster spend a winter on the east coast?

photowannabe said...

Thanks for the hike down by the Lake. Too cold so I am enjoying it virtually. Great shots. I like how the sun light filtered through on the forst on and the perspective on the las is great , well they all are....

Hilary said...

Thanks Photowannabe. You can join me on virtual tours any time you like. I've sure hitched a ride on yours often enough. :)

Kappa no He said...

Breathtaking. I opened a blog window and got snow and cardinals! Here, I get green and crows. Thank you!

Hilary said...

You're welcome and thanks Kappa, I'll share some more fluffy stuff soon. You can share the crows.. just be-caws... ;)

the Bag Lady said...

The Bag lady loves your photos...when she can see them! They are coming through...ahh, lovely snow.

Hilary said...

Thank you, Baggie. That snowl is not going to last much longer. We're expecting a high of 9C (48F) today and 13C (55F) tomorrow.

Tink said...

The picture of the cardinal in the snow is stunning! Seriously, I'd love a copy to frame and hang.

Hilary said...

Thank you, Tink and you're more than welcome to it. If you click on the image you'll get a larger copy to print, if you like.

Frank Baron said...

Beauty pics Hilary and thanks for the plug. :)

Hilary said...

Thanks, Frank, and you're welcome. :)

Jo said...

Hilary, you have an artist's eye for capturing poetry...I really enjoy your photos, they just pull me in.

Hilary said...

Thanks very much, Jo. :)

awannabe said...

Those are absolutely beautiful! Do you get these printed? Are you making a scrapbook? I love the ones of the cardinal and the open road.

Hilary said...

Thanks so much, Awanabe. I don't print most of them partly because I didn't have a decent printer until recently. My son got me one for Xmas, so I might consider printing the odd one now.

Mostly, I'm thinking of this blog as my scrapbook, and so I'm posting my favourites here. I'm glad you enjoy them and appreciate your kind words. :)

Moi said...

from the title of the post i know what you mean when you say you love word play.........you have met one of your kinds....i truly, madly, deeply love puns :)

the little red cardinal is precious amidst all that snow......and i would have missed the sparrows had you not indicated...they may be drab but i say they are precious too :)

Hilary said...

Hiya Moi, it looks like we might just be pundred spirits. :)