A Touch of Snow

IMG_0997 Another four inches of light, fluffy snow fell overnight. It’s the best kind of snow, because it is easy on the shrubbery and a breeze to shovel without a lot of back strain. A few stray clouds contributed more snowflakes this morning.

IMG_1033When the sun came out, it highlighted the glittering, individual flakes. It is amazing to think that no two are alike. Everything in the landscape is dusted in white, creating a sparkling fairyland.IMG_1085

IMG_1021The white-etched dark branches contrast against the startlingly blue sky – a delight to the eye and heart.

I breathe in deeply the crisp, clean air, grateful to live in such a gorgeous place. It’s good to be alive on a day like this!

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About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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87 Responses to A Touch of Snow

  1. Julie says:

    Your lovely words bring a real cheer Eliza, you do live in a gorgeous place, I can imagine the joy. Really lovely photos too!

  2. How beautiful and wonderful. I love it when it looks as if there are diamonds sprinkled everywhere. It takes my breath away, it’s so lovely. Glad it’s not wet, heavy, snow.

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Beautiful Eliza – here it just keeps on raining:(

  4. Karen says:

    I can just imagine, snow is magical. Lovely shots Eliza.

  5. Val Boyko says:

    Your words and images take me right there Eliza! Crisp and glorious 😊

  6. derrycats says:

    Love that first photo especially – gorgeous.

  7. gaiainaction says:

    Very much appreciate that you let us enjoy the snowy jewels with you, how very beautiful!

  8. So beautiful! Great how you captured the flakes in the first photo. And I so recognize your enthusiastic and grateful thoughts. How lucky we are to live where we do and to intensely enjoy what nature gives us 🙂

  9. maureenc says:

    Truly beautiful scenes Eliza–especially the first! So that is what falling snow looks like in gentle conditions.

  10. Beautywhizz says:

    It really feels fresh and crisp in your photos.

  11. Widdershins says:

    I love that snow on branches against an electric blue sky … nothing says Winter like it. 😀

  12. arlingwoman says:

    I do love the fairyland look! Today we had a cold rain that fell closer to mist than actual rain and was interspersed with a bit of beautiful snow falling. Too warm to collect, which is the best kind here. I love the beech leaves with snow!

  13. 1kayaker says:

    Great photos!! I loved how your words flow so easily with each picture

  14. Heather says:

    That falling snow is incredible! Well done 🙂 Are you happier now that it looks seasonal? We are expecting about a foot by the end of tomorrow. Super fluffy, blowing lake effect. I think it’ll be wonderful!

  15. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, so so gorgeous!!! ✨❄️✨❄️✨❄️

  16. I love that first picture!! Made me want to be outside 🙂

  17. Wonderful post! I am from Winnipeg, so I appreciate white winters!

  18. Kris P says:

    Beautiful – and so very foreign to me! I’d like to think we’re going to get our version of winter here in SoCal – rain – but it appears that may not happen. However, if your winter arrived late, maybe ours will too.

  19. MK says:

    I’ve been meaning to mention this, Eliza, that your writing is just as engaging as your photographs. Both together really capture the feeling of your part of the country, and what it’s like to live in the country. Very refreshing.

  20. Pauline says:

    Beautiful images, we just have more rain every day!

  21. That first one is a real winner; and the descriptions beautiful

  22. Cathy says:

    That shot of the snow flakes is gorgeous Eliza. Glad you finally have some nice snow… enjoy that blue sky too! 🙂

  23. So beautiful! I love the falling snowflakes. Great pictures. 🙂

  24. Kathy Sturr says:

    You make it look so pretty Eliza! I am preferring “water diamonds” right now (the sun sparkling on water) – wonder if they also are unique. Love that photo of the snow – I can actually pick out several perfectly formed snowflakes. You live in a magic place alright.

  25. AmyRose🌹 says:

    Gorgeous pictures, Eliza! Snow has fallen here too so I just may go outside to see what I can find. You have inspired me to do so. Stay warm. I especially loved the photo of the sparkling snow. It snowing here so there is no sparkle yet. When the Sun comes out another story. ❤

  26. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful collage of snow pix. So happy for you!

  27. The photo of the snow falling on the branch is truly stunning. It really pulls you into the scene…

  28. The glistening snowflakes are beautiful! I love how you captured them falling in the one picture. It looks like a bokeh effect! Winter pictures are some of my favorite ones! I love how you are very aware of the beauty all around you!

  29. What stunning photos! Your first is my favorite showing the falling snow so beautifully. What perfect lighting for these shots, Eliza. The way the snow sits on the leaves and branches reminds me of that first snow we got a few weeks ago. Did it stay around unusually long for you? What fun to take a walk in such beauty!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you kindly, E. I have a feeling we’ll have snow this snow until mid-March at least. Our ground has been frozen with that horrid icy crust during Jan., then the warm rain melted it, thank god. Since then we’ve had two 4″ storms this past week and we keep getting an inch here or there. I really am enjoying the ‘real’ winter weather. This weekend sounds a bit extreme, however! But it’s only for 2 days, then back to 20s and 30s.

      • It is good to hear your garden has its snowy blanket again. They are calling for 9 or 10 F here Saturday night. I don’t like these extremes, and the strong winds and flooding are so different from past winters. Our beautiful Outer Banks in NC lost their dunes again this weekend past, and the damage is extensive… what we used to only see in summer hurricanes. Hope the weekend is more gentle than they are predicting … for everyone ❤ ❤ ❤

      • Eliza Waters says:

        One can only hope…

  30. Maria F. says:

    I love your blog posts Eliza, I especially like the image of the snow falling on the branch. It gives me such a peaceful feeling. I also love the golden leaves covered with snow!

  31. BunKaryudo says:

    These are beautiful photographs. I particularly liked the little bit of snow on top of the berries.

  32. Eliza, the photos are beautiful! What kind of camera do you use? I like your background on your blog –delicate and pretty!

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