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Saturday, February 2, 2013

Winter's Storms


Baby, it's cold outside but that's okay as long as I'm next to the warmth of our woodstove roaring away on this brutal 12 degree day.  It's not as cold as some spots in the world, so I'm happy with that. But 12 degrees is, well, 12 degrees and that is pretty chilly in my book.


We're on the second wave of snow according to the weather people.  Yesterday was a Lake Effect Snow Storm Warning, now we're getting snow from a Northern Clipper.  One more wave is coming tomorrow through Monday.  We don't have a lot of snow accumulation where we live, but it's enough that the roads are not nice...


That means spending extra time cleaning and thawing your cars before you can think of going somewhere.  That's part of the cost of a winter storm.  It takes more time to get things done, so it slows you down and it's an inconvenience for sure.

But, maybe the slowing down part isn't so bad.  It slows us down to make us realize how good things were before the storm and how fine they'll be after them. 


After all, it takes the storms in life to make us appreciate the sunny days and how the sun always shines after the rain...or snow in this case. 

Storms can either make us afraid or make us stronger.  I like the second choice better...

Here's a short video produced by my son of some winter footage around our small town...enjoy!


Hoary Madtown - A Frozen Wasteland from Luke Roberts on Vimeo.





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22 comments:

  1. It takes more time to get things done , but it is so beautiful :)
    Love your pics
    Rita

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    1. Thanks Rita...I enjoy the snow because it's only here for a short time; just enough to make spring a little sweeter!

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  2. It's beautiful there - but it does look very cold!!
    Blow some down this way to us!!
    Stay warm and stay inside!

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  3. Lovely photos! I live in MIchigan, but for some reason we are missing all the snow this year. I wish we had your snow to take photographs!

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  4. Thanks Jill. There's enough winter yet that I think you will be getting some! :)

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  5. Wonderful post on 'winter' and gorgeous photography of nature's wintry scenes ~

    Carol of: A Creative Harbor

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  6. That is out of my imagination.

    I am feeling so comfortable over here in a tropical country.

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    1. Enjoy your tropics!! I always love seeing the photos from anywhere tropical. I don't mind winter most times because it gives me an excuse to sit by our fire and read...but I never get tired of the colors of summer! :)

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  7. Wow...how beautiful. I'd love to see some snow down here! Great work.

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    1. Thanks for visiting...snow can be pretty for sure. :)

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  8. I like the second choice better too! Snow looks pretty but the reality can be far from pleasant no doubt.

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    1. It can be treacherous, but I do enjoy the seasons so much!!

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  9. I enjoy a good snowstorm at least once each winter -- so cozy inside next to the stove. :)

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    1. Yep, we've had 3 in a row so we've had our share! But the fireside is wonderful!

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  10. Brrrr, how chilly! I don't like it when it gets that cold. I hope spring comes soon!

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    1. I agree...12 degrees is pretty cold. It's going to warm up to the 40's later this week though...a thaw is ahead!

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  11. Lovely wintry scenes, 12 degrees, brrrr! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #68!

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  12. Wow, I began to shiver just looking at your beautiful but very chilly-looking images. Hope things have now warmed up a bit!

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