Shadow Shot Sunday arrives in a new year. And of course, I wish a happy new year for Oz host Tracy, and of course the shadow hunters and huntresses who participate.
We had a massive snow event, and happily the snow arrived about noon last Sunday. So for Christmas, we were able to visit and visitors were received before the weather turned, celebrations commenced as planned. Alas, I missed the fun of SSS last week, but am happy to join the fun again!
I dared not move outdoors to capture the night's snowy moment. So the view out the glass of the front storm door. Snow out there, the inside lamp reflected...
The snow was falling hard and the massive steady wind of 30 mph (48 kph) precluded an open door.
The swirly winds made the night sound as cold as the pictures looked.
Of course, the morning aftermath was to be chronicled. Once the swirling mass of moisture wound up on its way to maritime Canada, the view changed in character from snowing and freezing to merely freezing, more views were gathered.
From inside, that is! Wheelchairs and accumulated snow of 15 inches / 38 cm (with drifts a multiple of that) do not mix especially well. So behind double paned glass, the captures continued.
The big children took turns with the small Toro snow thrower and the ubiquitous snow shovels.
I look here toward the driveway. The shadowy silhouette of our stuffed snow person seems to viewing the day the same was as I, in the warmth of the house.
The drifted snow without footprints looks so pure, a brilliant white canvas of the day-after-a-snowstorm day that almost makes living in a four-season climate worth it. Although as I age, I am not nearly as enamored of the cold as when I was little...
At least, the usual shadows appear in the tree and shrubs in our front yard. Bold and wonderfully defined, a beauty formed of cold and snow doesn't warm us up much. However, we appreciate the views!
What is interesting is that today, the snow is starting to melt at today's sunny temperature of about 48°F (9°C), far warmer than it was on Monday. I do, however look forward to the real Spring to arrive in April...
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