Vagaries of Winter Update

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I’ve added another couple photos to show the continual changes that happen in winter around these parts.

The slideshow illustrates how things can change dramatically at our waterfall in winter. Last Thursday the temperatures rose a little above freezing reaching the mid-30s F, after weeks of icy temperatures. Then came heavy rain on Friday with a high of 48F, clearing on Saturday with temperatures dropping rapidly to below freezing within hours.

The last photo shows two days of frigid temps solidifying the stream and waterfall again. It is a beautiful sight. Snow is forecast this afternoon, so the view will change once again. The vagaries of winter, indeed.

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65 Responses to Vagaries of Winter Update

  1. Jewels says:

    Gorgeous wintry waterfall views Eliza!

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  3. tonytomeo says:

    That is TOO cold.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      For a CA guy like yourself, I expect so! With proper outerwear, however, it really isn’t so bad. ‘Bracing’ is a good word for a walk outside today. 😉

  4. Donnalee says:

    Lovely photos–today here in the Woodstock NY area there is a bit of snow, nothing to add up to anything, but it changes the visual and covers the black ice we got the last few days after a thaw. I am happy to watch the wildlife in the back yard and stay indoors myself today!

  5. Joanna says:

    What a lovely little waterfall!! I wish we had something like that here! ❤

  6. Cathy says:

    It is fascinating to see the changes that can happen overnight. Your winter sounds rather temperamental at the moment!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It has been more cold than warm this winter, but it can change rather quickly. I prefer a cold winter to a mild one, however. I’m always worried that the plants will break dormancy too early!

  7. Laurie Graves says:

    Wowsah! Spectacular! Same here in Maine, minus the waterfall. Today we took pictures of the Kennebec River, all chunked up with ice. I plan on posting pictures on Friday. What a weird, weird winter.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It has been rather extreme so far, hasn’t it? I’ve seen reports about the northern rivers jamming up with ice and flooding. So glad our river didn’t do that! I look forward to seeing was the Kennebec looks like.

      • Laurie Graves says:

        The Kennebec will be featured in my Five for Friday. It has flooded the way it usually does in the spring, but never in January. So very weird.

  8. Rita Pichette says:

    Don’t you love New England? Never boring! 🙂

  9. I love the slideshow – you have so much more change with a waterfall than you get with a pond – which is currently very frozen after nearly unfreezing during the warm weather last week.

  10. Pete Hillman says:

    So beautiful, Eliza!

  11. arlingwoman says:

    What a great slideshow to show the variety. I’ve been meaning to et down to the Potomac, which has been frozen, but still rises and falls with the tides, making interesting crushed ice near the shoreline.

  12. tippysmom2 says:

    You have a wonderful view. Love all of the quick transitions. I think the entire country has been on a temperature roller coaster this winter. I know we have here in E. TN.

  13. This winter has been a wild ride!

  14. Lovely photo Eliza. I can’t get the others though, can’t access JavaScript.

  15. Val Boyko says:

    Wonderful,observations Eliza 🙏

  16. Love the latest winter update and try to stay warm!🙂

  17. bittster says:

    I do love the look of a frozen waterfall!

  18. Excellent, frozen in time.

  19. Kris P says:

    I love that first shot! As you know, snow is a foreign concept for me but you sure do make it look pretty.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Kris. I did an update because I realized many folks aren’t familar with the way winter shapes the landscape. It is cold, but it sure is beautiful!

  20. Sue Vincent says:

    Very beautiful. We seldom get that kind of cold here…or that kind of beauty.

  21. Christina says:

    At least you are seeing change, rather than just a bland whiteness. Your images of the waterfall are beautifully captured.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you very much, Christina. We’re at the tail end of a storm that has blanketed our world with 5″ of fluffy, new snow. The woods are like a fairyland and the waterfall is buried once again.

  22. Lovely images. It has been way too cold here to attempt to take winter pictures or maybe we are wimps…(Suzanne)

  23. Peter/Outlaw says:

    Beautiful! Images like these make me miss living in Alaska.

  24. Rebecca says:

    It’s 42 degrees Celsius for the second day in a row over here in my neck of the woods (in South Australia). Such a contrast! x

  25. Ronja says:

    Great impressions!

  26. cindy knoke says:

    These are so incredible!

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