Thursday, March 12, 2015

Skywatch: Throwback Thursday

Last week was a whirlwind weather wise in my little world. The above photo is the oak tree in my backyard after a 12+ inch wet snowfall. It was beautiful but not without problems. It started with a warm day and snowmelt from a previous storm. Then the rain started which led to a day's rain with subsequent flooding and the governor of WV calling a state of emergency. Then, the rain turned to snow and it piled up quickly. 
 
Come evening the snow had stopped and this was the sunset in my front yard. A couple of hours later we found ourselves without any power and the generator we had wouldn't work. Luckily our gas fireplace was enough to stay warm through the night. The next day my Hubby took the generator apart and fixed it and we were good to go till the power was restored. Our community had been asked to conserve water as well.
 
The sky was a gorgeous brilliant blue for a few hours that morning in our wonderland world. It was hard not to just sit and stare at the beauty that surrounded us. I felt like I was looking at the set of a Frozen movie and Anna and Elsa and Olaf must certainly be just around the bend. Problems arise with any storm but the beauty I saw and experienced will stay with me a long time.

 Linking to Skywatch Friday

32 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

really beautiful! glad you had a generator and could get it fixed after one night!

Ela said...

Wow ! Beautiful witer views !

Nancy said...

These are absolutely some of the most beautiful shots of wintertime....It truly was gorgeous at your house. So glad you got your generator working....

Carver said...

Absolutely gorgeous scenes. I lost power a few weeks ago for 18 hours and can relate to the beauty but also the difficulties. Glad you got everything working.

HansHB said...

A beautiful serie of skyphotos!
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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Absolutely beautiful Carletta! Magical pictures. And I love your joyful attitude (a husband who can fix a generator probably helps a lot with that :)))!)

Did you see that movie with your granddaughters by any chance? (Mine are too grown-up, even if they lived close enough.) I'm betting your girls can sing 'Let it Go' beautifully!!!

Sylvia K said...

These are SO gorgeous, Carletta!! They really took my breath away!! Thanks so much for sharing all of that COLD Beauty!! And, yes, you do have a great attitude and talented husband!! Terrific!

Photo Cache said...

Oh these photos are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

Valerie said...

Exquisite scenes Carletta - thank you so much for sharing the beauty in your part of the world. So glad you were able to enjoy some form of heating and your positive attitude doubtless makes the downside of such storms more bearable for those around you too. Keep safe!

Red said...

Isn't it something how snow and rain can clear the air and we get brilliant blue skies.I hope your power comes back on quickly.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Amazingly fabulous photos - even though it was dangerous. Hope things settle down for you.

Jim said...

Winter wonderland.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Ha, Jim stole my comment! Winter wonderland is exactly what was going through my mind as I looked at your photos. Really beautiful photos!!

Jarek said...

Very nice winter photos.

ladyfi said...

Beautiful snowy shots - a real magical winterland.

Margaret Adamson said...

So, so beautiful.

Indrani said...

Beauty at its peak! Great frames.

Jayne said...

Beautiful winter photos!!

Thomas Lee said...

Wow! I didn't snow can be so beautiful.

carolann said...

Beautiful Winter wonderland takes and your skies are wonderful also.

Hula La said...

Lovely winter scenes, but so happy that Old Man Winter is on his way outta town! Aloha from the North Pole of New York, where the great thaw is underway! FINALLY! Aloha

Ida said...

Wow those are gorgeous snowy photos for sure. I'm so glad you stayed warm. Why would you need to conserve water with all that snow?

Joyful said...

So beautiful! It is truly a winter wonderland.

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Very pretty! I'm glad the generator was fixed quickly. Spring is slowly taking hold here..I hope it is there, also.

Rose said...

Oh, my goodness--what beauty! Wonderful shots...glad your hubby was able to get your generator going.

Pietro Brosio said...

Wonderful winter images, Carletta!

Gattina said...

Beautiful pictures ! But you still have a lot of snow ! I am so fed up of winter, even without snow, but it's cold !

Felicia said...

fabulous images. wet heavy snow sure is beautiful but dangerous as well.

Betsy Adams said...

Hello, Just got home from a nice trip to Arkansas to celebrate George's birthday. I will blog about it tomorrow.

Now--it's time to start working in the yard, cleaning up all of the 'junk' from the ice storm. What a mess!!!

Hope you are doing well. Looks like you had a pretty bad storm too. I wrote about ours in my past Thursday blog post. I even mentioned that we need a generator.

Our storm was not nearly as pretty as yours though since we didn't get the pretty snow. We got JUST ICE and SLEET... Yuk...

Hugs,
Betsy

CountryMum said...

Your photos are stunning! I am so glad I came across your blog today. Definitely one I will enjoy following all the way from Australia.

Sandra said...

these are spectacualr shots

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful winter captures!!!