Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Rurality: An Autumn Snow

"There is nothing in the world more beautiful than the forest clothed to it's very hollows in snow. It is the still ecstasy of nature, wherein every spray, every blade of grass, every spire of reed, every intricacy of twig, is clad with radiance."  ~ William Sharp




"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event."
(The season's first snow, 11-12-13)
Linking to Rurality Blog Hop.

32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

those are beautiful. a lovely mix of seasons.

Joop Zand said...

Snow so early this season...... nice pictures Carletta.

Gail Dixon said...

Awwww...what a magical DAY for it to fall on...11/12/13! It is absolutely beautiful. You captured the magic very well. I love the b&w image and also the color of the foliage dusted with snow. So beautiful. Sigh. Since moving from Dallas I doubt I will see snow again, unless I travel north for the winter.

Carletta said...

GAIL - IT ISN'T A BLACK AND WHITE IMAGE. I TOOK THIS JUST BEFORE SUNRISE. IF YOU LOOK CLOSELY AT THE SKY YOU CAN SEE JUST A HINT OF BLUE. :)

Kerri Farley said...

That is Absolutely Gorgeous!!

Madge Bloom said...

WOW, I love those snowy shots, and that bit of dripping ice on the colorful fall leaf! I'm envious, we hardly ever get snow in Seattle, our climate is moderated by both the Pacific Ocean and Puget Sound, sigh. Thank you for coming by to share on Rurality Blog Hop #40!

Ela said...

That is so magical place!
Your photos are gorgeous.
Greetings :)

David Oliver said...

Nice shots. You can keep the snow on your side of the country. Today is 60 degrees, in Idaho. Our snow will be here soon enough.

don said...

These are beautiful images, The contrast between snow and rich color is spectacular.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh yes, the snow adds a magical quality to the leaves and trees. Beautiful photos!

George said...

These are beautiful snowy scenes, but I'm glad you got these pictures and I didn't have an opportunity to get them.

Linda said...

These are absolutely breathtaking, dear Carletta. I love snow photos and yours are awesome!

Our photos said...

Beautiful are your snow photos!
Greetings, RW & SK

Beatrice Euphemie said...

So lovely, Carletta and you have captured the beauty so wonderfully. xo Karen

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Beautiful pictures..isn't it a bit earlier than usual? It is a little cooler here today with some wind ... Last night the TV weather said "we will get the cold snap that the Northeast is getting, but here you add 40 degrees to the temperature."

Robyn G said...

Your first snow for 2013! I love the contrast between autumn's colors and snow.

The first shot has a very strong tone to it, Carletta.

Pam :) said...

Carletta, your stunning snowy scenes are a delight for this southern gals eyes :)

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very beautiful snow scene photography ~ gorgeous work ~ thanks, carol, xxx

Rose said...

Beautiful shots, Carletta!

Red said...

I agree with all you say about the beauty of the first snow, but it's also a pain in the but. Great photos of your snow.

Terri Buster said...

Oh gosh- snow! Did I blink and fall is gone? LOL! I think you are the third blogger talking about snow...and I am still hunting fall foliage. Guess I better give it up!

Nicki said...

Snow is so magical - even to an adult who knows that at some point, it will have to be driven through. Love that first image especially.

Lmkazmierczak said...

Magical indeed. Chicagoland had a dusting this week, but I'm not ready for winter! http://lauriekazmierczak.com/out-the-window/

Betsy Adams said...

Wow---it's so beautiful.. We were hoping we would get a little snow from that same system--but we didn't even get a drop here!!! Sniff Sniff... ha

Great set of photos. That's just the type of snow I love.

Hugs,
Betsy

Stewart M said...

Nice shots - believe it or not it was snowing about 3 hours from here this week! Welcome to Spring!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi WOW! Indeed magical. I love the snow and I hope we get some this year but our weather here is still sunny and above temperatures still

ladyfi said...

Magical pictures of the snow!

Craver Vii said...

You've captured the first snowfall so well here! Each of these captures is masterfully done. I have a couple of my own snow pics that I leave up at home all year long. I also got a charge from that beautiful bokeh in the last image.

Ida said...

How cool that your first snow arrived on such a unique date.
Lovely photos. My favorite is the one with the green leaves and just a hint of the snow on them.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh glorious photos - and I'm so glad it is at your house and not mine. We had a lovely, chilly sunny day today.

kelley jensen said...

pretty, but I'm glad it's not at my house. I'm not quite ready for winter.

Sally in WA said...

Even though I am not ready for snow, these are great shots!