Reflections on the Quiet of Winter Snows...

It's not so unusual for snow to fall, here in Western Washington.

Of course, we get a lot more in the mountains than down here at sea level, but it's perhaps a sign of the infamous "climate change" that we seem to be getting "significant" snowfalls every winter in a place that has typically gotten just a few light dustings of "designer snow" in the winter.

I don't mind the snowfalls too much, because they offer an interesting and often beautiful new backdrop for photography.

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It got fairly intense earlier this week as the Weather Service's "scattered snow showers" turned into quite a lot more than that.

Just how much can you balance on a tiny little rail, like the arm of a metal patio chair?

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I just like the shapes and curves...

These birds were not too impressed; they clung to their branches in spite of a pretty stout wind and blowing snow. I suppose when you're a bird you have few other options.

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These guys took shelter under the roof of our bird feeder. Pretty wise, if you ask me...

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This was a large Pacific Ocean storm that came ashore... much like the rain bands of a hurricane, we experienced bands of alternating blizzard and sunshine, every few hours.

It was quite beautiful out, during the still periods...

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Even the tiniest twigs wore a white coat.

My wife and I both chose to spend the day inside, in creative pursuits. We have a couple of packed months ahead, so there's no telling when we will next have time to just sit and work in peace...

And then it started up again.

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There's a lantern under there, somewhere.

Gratitude matters... and I have much gratitude for a couple of days of snowfall that kept us focused on other things than just the general stresses of life.

Thanks for reading!

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All magnificent shots but I love the first two especially!

Pleasure x :)


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If it’s going to be cold, it might as well snow :-)

I miss watching snow pile up on random objects

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