Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Snow, Snow, Go Away

I woke up this morning to 8" of snow on my car and truck. The driveway was well covered and I shoveled it off. It was still dark when I was ready to go to work but managed this shot of my house. I saw this Cardinal sitting out and enjoying the weather. It looks like a healthy bird.
I was able to capture the little bush in front of the house at noon.
Check out what I thought was an appropriate photo of a Christmas Tree Farm with the trees decorated on white.
The bench at work was well covered with snow.
The Canadian Geese seem to be bedded in for the night.
The Mallard Ducks and Canadian Geese seem to be enjoying a swim in the middle of a snow storm before bedding down.
We are supposed to get three more inches tonight with no end in sight. As I said to a friend today, it looks like we are heading for a White Thanksgiving. Wait a minute, that certainly doesn't sound right.

41 comments:

Stacey Huston said...

Very beautiful fishing guy. but even here in the west I am not ready for winter...yet>> thanks for sharing and stay warm

TSannie said...

You live in Ohio....I live in Connecticut...this is what I get in a day or two??? It's beautiful, tho. That cardinal looks wonderful!

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

It's winter here as well but it's normal for this area. I was thinking... snow for Thanksgiving??? Huh? Ohhh.... I forgot the American Thanksgiving... we celebrated ours last month! I feel like it's Christmas time already when you still have another holiday yet in there!!
That's a lot of Turkey in a short time before Christmas. Or do you have a ham for your Thanksgiving?
Enjoy the snow and keep warm! =)

~Michele~

Ms. Hays said...

You got snow! Well, we barely get snow here in Southeast Missouri, but if we do... I'll be SURE to take photos to post!

Shellmo said...

Your cardinal looks lovely in the snow! I love the snow so your photos were a treat for me!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Yes, it is starting early this year.
The saying is...
If it comes in like a lion, it'll go out like a lamb.
We'll see.
Great snowy pictures, FG!!

Leedra said...

Glad it is you instead of me.

T and S said...

WOW...that's quite a lot of snow for one night. Beautiful series. My pick of this series is the image of your beautiful home...Thomas

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh I am SO jealous!!!! I am a southern girl who LOVES snow.. My hubby was raised in northern Indiana---and had his share growing up. SO--he prefers NO snow... Beautiful pictures!!!!

Lew said...

Shoveling already! One of the perks of living down wind from the great lakes. a few of those flakes blew all the way here - none on the ground to shovel though.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh gosh you guys are getting hit early arn't you? We are suppose to get snow in the mountains by the end of the week, at least that is what Mt Bachelor is praying for so they can open by Thanksgiving weekend.
These are beautiful shots

How do we know said...

Ummm.. this IS White!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

wow keep that snow up there... it is in the LOW 20's here and I dont do cold well at all...
I went to the my world link to try to visit everyones pages and there are NO links there... HELP i want to see everyones posts...sniff sniff

Luke Wiley said...

Snow already!? looks very nice!

Pietro said...

A lot of snow, Fishing Guy!
Wonderful images!
I like so much when the snow falls in large flakes! :)

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good snaps. like the 1st one more

Darla said...

I like to see snow, you captured very well, brrrrrrrrr! It's 28 here now, don't know what my plants look like.

Leora said...

Snow, snow! We just had a few flakes. Love your red cardinal. Stay warm.

Torsdag said...

Good to see the changing in nature.
My be we can cool down the earth a little bit.

Tom said...

Tom- I miss and don't miss the Lake Erie snow machine now that I live here in Columbus. We received a dusting of snow- and it has been way too cold. But nothing like you received!

Tom

Mary said...

Wow...8" already and it isn't even Thanksgiving. I hope we don't get any until January. Great shots of the geese in the field...I've never seen them sitting in the snow! Cardinals are the cheerful spot of winter, for sure. I would love to get a photo when there are a dozen deocrating my little tree, but they spook so easily and I can't shoot from far enough away inside.

Sara G said...

Great photo's. Freshly fallen is so pretty!
Thanks for sharing.
Take care AND keep warm!!

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Lovely! Oh, how I miss the snow!

Living in southern Georgia.... the chances of seeing that kind of snow is pretty rare.

Blessings!
Lacy

troutbirder said...

Beautiful pics but they send a chill this way. Just a few dusting here in Minn. so far. Cold and windy though.

Warren Baker said...

Stunning little bird, FG. Snow makes such a good background for photography. Gone are the days when we got snow here in England! if we get any it lasts just for a day or two. I used to enjoy a winter wonderland at Xmas, it was all very dickensian.

tikno said...

Nice picture. I like natural things

Ms. Hays said...

I just wanted to add one thing... your photo of the cardinal in the snow reminds me sooo much of my grandmother - she loved cardinals! I sure miss her!

NCmountainwoman said...

Fabulous pictures. I especially loved the cardinal. I'm glad it's you who has the snow. I'm not ready for any yet.

tipper said...

Beautiful pictures! And I'm jealous of your snow-we only got a few flurries.

imac said...

Wow - some snow Fishing Guy, beautiful to see, but not to be out init.
Thanks for the visit and kind comments on my Lily.

Tommy V said...

WOW 8" already must be nice. we have only had a couple dusting down here in lower Colorado.

Carletta said...

You got about six more than we did.
Love the look and mood of the last photo.

Tina said...

FG,
Brrrr, your pictures are beautiful and so lovely with all that white stuff...but I'm having a difficult time with these 20 degree days in November. I miss my hours our and about with my camera!!
That last picture looks like it started snowing again! Keep warm!

Mom2boys said...

Beautiful! I wish it was doing that in Tennessee

niar said...

Hi fishing guy..
thank you for stopping by...
I wanna add you in my link, cause I like to read and look every pict you post.
anyway, do you like fishing? I have a friend in UK he's really keen on fishing and good fisherman.so you can visit his blog..
I'll give you his blog site later.

niar said...

visit him in...
http://manchesterfishingfiend.blogspot.com/
have a nice day, keep writing

Gina said...

Beautiful photos FG..I must have been hard leaving your cosy home that morning! Love the red cardinal against the white backdrop..well done! :D

Jack and Joann said...

Wow! That's a lot of snow. But you are in northeast Ohio where you get that Lake Eire snow effect---something like Buffalo, NY.
My closest friends from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio were all from the Cleveland area: Euclid, Parma, Willoughby,etc. I was always thankful that my folks lived in southwest Ohio where you get a lot less snow. I remember one year my Miami roomie never made it home for Thanksgiving. She was stuck in a snowdrift somewhere on a bus and wearing the same skirt and sweater all weekend! LOL!

Your cardinal looks pretty.
Don't get stuck in a snow drift. Take care.

Rose said...

Oh, that last shot is wonderful! I like the others as well, but it is fabulous.

Kathleen said...

I have a cardinal that stays in my yard to remind me there is beauty in everything!

Ivar Ivrig said...

We have had a lot of snow these days here as well. I like it :-)
Nice photos.