Friday, December 4, 2015

Winter White -- First Snow!

About four inches of fluffy white snow fell on our street overnight and turned everything white --
 my favorite color!
I thought I'd venture outside early this morning and take a few pictures of this magical landscape.

Saint Francis looks like he's wearing a white scarf and hat in this tranquil corner of the garden.
I feel like I should whisper in his presence. 


Even in winter, the sun shines in a cornflower blue sky almost every day, 
and, at a mile-high, the snow usually doesn't stick around for long. 
So, I rushed outside before the snow was all gone.


The contrasting textures of a metal lantern, a rusty nail and an old juniper post 
form a perfect backdrop for freshly-fallen snow. 


It wasn't a heavy snow . . . 
just enough to accent the forms and shapes in the garden. 


This long-needled pine gets me in the mood for Christmas!


A dusting of snow clings to this rusty metal arch in my side garden 
as the sky begins to show signs of blue. 


A weathered juniper arch with a blanket of snow anchors the wildflower garden 
as more blue sky peeks through the clouds. 


The sun has broken through. Soon, the snow will be all gone.


I'm sure it will snow again this winter but that first snow is always special,

30 comments:

  1. I love Colorado blue sky next to new snow -- my favorite time of the year here in Colorful Colorado. Sally

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    1. Hey Sally! Only a fellow Coloradoan would know exactly what that shade of blue is! Stay warm!

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  2. Very pretty! We haven't had any snow yet here in SW Ontario. There's nothing like that first snow in December - so Christmassy.

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    1. Thanks for visiting Heather. I'm surprised we have snow before you. Stay warm and safe when it does arrive.

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  3. So beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  4. Beautiful...I love snow, but no thank you to any ice! No snow here in east/central Kansas, yet.
    Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks Marigene! I think there's a storm headed your way. Stay warm and safe!

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  5. Pat,
    Nobody does it better than Mother Nature!!!
    You've captured the very essence of why I L O V E SNOW, dear one!!!
    Thank you for sharing with such lovely photographs!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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    1. Thanks for visiting Pat. Your comments are always so beautiful and much appreciated!

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  6. There is something magical about the first snow. We rarely get snow here, so thank you for sharing yours!!! Best ~ Mickie

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    1. Thanks for visiting Mickie. I love the name of your blog!

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  7. That first snow fall is always so pure. We are still waiting for ours. Wondrful pictures. Linda

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    1. Thanks for visiting Linda! It's beautiful until you have to shovel it!

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  8. Oh how I wish we could get some of that beautiful snow. I think it's predicted we are to have a very mild winter here in central Missouri this year

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    1. Thanks for visiting. I'll save you some of our snow!

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  9. Looks so pretty! We don't get snow where I live, but that's okay by me. I am truly a Ca. girl! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  10. Your snow white December is beautiful. I love your driftwood arbors in your garden.

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    1. Thanks for visiting from your Sea Cottage. The wood is actually old juniper from the high mesas of Colorado but I could see how you'd think it was driftwood since you're probably near the ocean. All the best,

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  11. Hi Pat, I just found you on Shabbilicious Friday! I am so glad that I did. Your garden with the snow is so beautiful. xx Jo

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    1. Thanks for visiting Anne. I'm glad you found me and that you liked the snow!

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  12. Gorgeous pictures! Thank you for sharing your first snow at VIParty.

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  13. Hi Betsy, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you come back soon.

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  14. Hi Betsy, thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you come back soon.

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  15. What beautiful photographs, Pat! We've yet to see any snow in Upstate NY yet; it's been a crazy year. I'm in love with your awesome, wooden wheelbarrow--I'd love one like that some day. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm!

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    1. Thanks Diana. I saw a story on national news tonight about your crazy warm weather. Must be a nice change after last year. We got another 12 inches today! Congrats on your store!

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  16. Beautiful photos of the snow in garden! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Gardens seem to have the ability to be beautiful no matter the weather, don't they?

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    2. Thanks Sherry. Gardens seem to have the ability to be beautiful no matter the weather, don't they?

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