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.
When 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.
The 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!
Your lovely words bring a real cheer Eliza, you do live in a gorgeous place, I can imagine the joy. Really lovely photos too!
Thank you so much, Julie!
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.
Thanks, Gigi. Yes, heavy and wet would not be as appreciated by me! 😀
Beautiful Eliza – here it just keeps on raining:(
Thank you, I’m enjoying this light & fluffy stuff!
Have you built your ark yet? 😉
Not far off Eliza – but we actually have blue skies this morning – yipeee. Enjoy snow while it lasts:)
So glad the sun came out for you. We’re getting more flurries over the next couple days. We’ll have snow for a while now, I expect.
I can just imagine, snow is magical. Lovely shots Eliza.
Thank you so much, Karen. 🙂
Your words and images take me right there Eliza! Crisp and glorious 😊
Thank you, Val ❤ 🙂
Love that first photo especially – gorgeous.
Thank you very much!
Thank you, Julie!
Very much appreciate that you let us enjoy the snowy jewels with you, how very beautiful!
So glad to have you along with me. 🙂 Many thanks!
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 🙂
Thanks, Noortje! Yes, nature is a beautiful gift we get unwrap every day. 🙂
Truly beautiful scenes Eliza–especially the first! So that is what falling snow looks like in gentle conditions.
If there is no wind, it falls so gently, like down feathers. Truly beautiful, indeed! Thanks, Maureen. 🙂
It really feels fresh and crisp in your photos.
Thank you – it was a lovely day to be out and about!
Many thanks, Belinda!
Thank you, Cindy 🙂
I love that snow on branches against an electric blue sky … nothing says Winter like it. 😀
Agreed! Thank you. 🙂
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!
Thank you, Lisa!
Great photos!! I loved how your words flow so easily with each picture
Thank you very much!
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!
Thanks, Heather. Oh, yes, much more settled now that it looks and feels like winter out there. 🙂 Love the fluffy powder – enjoy it!
Oh, so so gorgeous!!! ✨❄️✨❄️✨❄️
Thank you, Trini…just like home, eh? 🙂
I love that first picture!! Made me want to be outside 🙂
Thanks, Kim. That’s how I felt this morning – I had to get outside to enjoy the day!
Love the winter texture
It is a beautiful time of year, isn’t it? 🙂
I love winter, just wish we had some. (the gentle kind of course 🙂 )
It has been an unseasonably mild one.
Wonderful post! I am from Winnipeg, so I appreciate white winters!
Thank you, Carina. You definitely know winter if you live in Winnipeg! Thanks for your visit!
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.
Thank you, Kris. Yes, it is a whole other world from SoCal. I do hope you get more rain this winter. The San Gabriel mountains are looking picturesque, however.
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.
Thank you SO much, your compliment is greatly appreciated! 🙂
Beautiful images, we just have more rain every day!
Thank you, Pauline. I’ve heard that the UK is getting tons of rain. I expect everything is very green by now!
That first one is a real winner; and the descriptions beautiful
Thank you so much, Derrick. 🙂
That shot of the snow flakes is gorgeous Eliza. Glad you finally have some nice snow… enjoy that blue sky too! 🙂
Thank you, Cathy, I will!
So beautiful! I love the falling snowflakes. Great pictures. 🙂
Thank you, Ana!
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.
Thank you, Kathy. I think ‘water diamonds’ are pretty awesome, too. 🙂
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. ❤
Thank you, Amy! The sparkle is one of the best things about living in the frozen north – there’s nothing like it!
I know. 🙂 It’s like seeing thousands of diamonds. I LOVE that sparkle!!!
Beautiful collage of snow pix. So happy for you!
Thank you, Mary. Tons of snow your way?
The photo of the snow falling on the branch is truly stunning. It really pulls you into the scene…
Thank you so much! I’ve been wanting to get a good snowfall pic for a while – I finally got lucky. 😉
A little bit of luck, but mostly talent. 🙂
Aw, you’re too kind! 🙂
Just telling it like it is! 🙂
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!
Thank you, Kim, glad you enjoyed them. It is a joy to share the beauty I see. 🙂
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!
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 ❤ ❤ ❤
One can only hope…
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!
Thank you so much for your kind compliments, Maria. 🙂
These are beautiful photographs. I particularly liked the little bit of snow on top of the berries.
Thank you, Bun, much appreciated!
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Thanks for the reblog, Kate!
You’re very welcome Eliza
Eliza, the photos are beautiful! What kind of camera do you use? I like your background on your blog –delicate and pretty!
Thank you, Jane. I use a Canon Rebel.