"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

I Drove Home in a Snow Globe

and of course, returned to the park.  It’s just blocks from my house.  And the light was low, the visibility poor.  A stark and magnificent beauty in the midst of the storm.

What were the trees doing today?    One day winter, one day Spring, one day freezing and dark, one day a warm sun but a chill in the wind.  I wanted to see the branches  outlined in snow.  The dark branches highlighted with the new fallen snow.  Actually, falling snow.

I was rewarded with a stunning winter scene, just before dusk.

It had started to snow while I was at school. The sky heavy and gray.  Big big flakes.   Melting on the street as it was 38 degrees.  I drove home in a snow globe.

Oh yes, today I got out of the car, scared off a squirrel and photographed the snowy park bench and my favorite tree. The sounds muffled by the new snow, barely sticking to the road but highlighting the curved lines.

park Bench in snow

 

 

 

these are unretouched color photographs

 

park road in snow

 

 

 

 

Two roads diverged….

two roads diverged

 

Home to tea.  Homemade spaghetti and cheese,  steamed broccoli.  Leftover fortune cookie and a mandarin orange. Winter.

 

26 responses

  1. Even though we see so many great pictures of snow, there still are some that are truly special like your bench under that favorite tree.

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    February 13, 2013 at 9:22 pm

  2. Love your b/w colour pics, Ruth. I could feel the cold and hear the silence of the snowy blanket all around you. I just wish I could have shared the home made spaghetti and steamed broccoli, and of course the mandarin orange. :D

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    February 13, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    • Wouldn’t that’ve lovely to share supper? Thanks Ad for your thoughtful comments.

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      February 13, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    • Thank you Ad.

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      February 13, 2013 at 10:16 pm

  3. Gorgeous photos! We don’t have snow here where I live, and I so enjoy seeing it in photos.

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    February 13, 2013 at 10:18 pm

  4. Wow! Such beautiful pics. Great eye!

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    February 13, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    • Thanks for stopping by on a snowy evening and leaving a comment for me. Bet those numbers multiply some more! Fun to watch the blog-o-meter click to those heights! Enjoy!

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      February 13, 2013 at 11:09 pm

  5. Even though we’re well into that part of Winter where snow has lost all of its charm, it can still bring a smile when you come upon a landscape like this. Beautiful photos, Ruth.

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    February 14, 2013 at 12:15 am

  6. C’est absolument beau et impressionnant.

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    February 14, 2013 at 1:09 am

  7. Sue Reinfeld

    Snow makes everything look so clean. Beautiful pictures Ruth E.

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    February 14, 2013 at 6:48 am

  8. These are lovely photos. Particularly 1 and 3.

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    February 14, 2013 at 6:57 am

  9. Gail

    WOW

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    February 14, 2013 at 7:12 am

  10. Beauitiful pictures and the copy is almost like a poem. I may steal some choice phrases…:)

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    February 14, 2013 at 8:28 am

  11. Vincie

    These photos remind me that winter can be beautiful!

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    February 14, 2013 at 9:09 am

  12. Kristin

    Quite the contrast from Hawaii. Beautiful! So glad I’m seeing the photos, not experiencing the weather.

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    February 14, 2013 at 9:35 am

  13. Toni

    This is like a lovely winter Valentine, Ruth! Beautiful! Hope you shared the meal. A timely quote (probably not from Weight Watchers) says that it is better to eat Twinkies with another, than broccoli alone.

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    February 14, 2013 at 10:28 am

  14. Absolutely gorgeous!

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    February 14, 2013 at 11:44 am

  15. suddenly majestic crystal trees!

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    February 14, 2013 at 1:34 pm

  16. Gorgeous shots!!!

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    February 16, 2013 at 11:26 pm

  17. They are magnificent! :-)

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    February 17, 2013 at 2:49 am

  18. BEAUTIFUL!

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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    February 19, 2013 at 9:11 am

  19. Lois I. Greenberg

    I’M LATE IN REPLYING BUT THESE PHOTOS ARE SO MOVING FOR ME – I USE THEM AS FOCUS FOR MEDITATION. I JUST GET LOST (OR FOUND!) INTHE SNOWSCAPES. THANK YOU! Love, Lois

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    February 21, 2013 at 10:00 pm

  20. The scenes look so peaceful.

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    February 22, 2013 at 2:38 pm

  21. I would have to hibernate, but that bench shot is beautiful!

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    March 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

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