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What a difference from this scene in Jan. 2014 vs. now. Virtually no snow this season and today it's sunny and close to 40 deg. F. in upstate NY.

 

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Murnau Bavaria a small area of Oberbayern..

"Do you know which way we have to go? It is white everywhere, because of the snow........... maybe that direction?"

 

Now we wait for spring. We must appreciate each season.

Thank you for your friendship through the years.

 

The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event. You go to bed in one kind of a world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found? J. B. Priestley

 

This year we had not so much snow.But years before we had a lot of snow. So the snow outside the ski run was very deep.

Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax Nivalis

 

As seen on BBC Winterwatch.

 

This is at the village of Michaelston-y-Fedw near Cardiff. Taken the same morning as the previous one of this tree.

 

'As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.'

 

William Shakespeare

 

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No snow has fallen yet this year....but in 2012 Hurricane Sandy blew in one night at the end of October ...& this was the scene the next morning .....

 

Happy weekend :-)

  

Before either the sun or the wind rose, each tiny twig was still loaded with snow, forming an arch over the drive.

Snow in the middle of April, in the Cotswolds, after lambing season, which is a rare occurrence.

Snow builds on the roof of the little Yosemite Chapel.

 

Last time in Yosemite I just had a make a stop at the chapel.

 

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Winter in April again, here in the north!!

Reprocessed this one by adding a blue coloured tone to reflect that cold feeling of the snow.

Also changed up some of the cropping and rotated this image to satisfy my OCD, ran a noise filter and sharpened up parts of the original image. Made some other small adjustments here and there too!

 

Although I tried to use Photoshop Elements to do everything, eventually had to resort to Lightroom to complete this image.

 

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We had some unexpected snowfall during the night, so I just had to go out this morning to make some photos of the now already melting snow.

I love snow but very waiting for spring :)

At least it's a pretty snow.

Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax Nivalis

 

Cairngorms, Scotland

 

Snow buntings are large buntings, with striking 'snowy' plumages. Males in summer have all white heads and underparts contrasting with a black mantle and wing tips. Females are a more mottled above. In autumn and winter birds develop a sandy/buff wash to their plumage and males have more mottled upperparts.

 

Globally, they breed around the arctic from Scandinavia to Alaska, Canada and Greenland and migrate south in winter. They are a scarce breeding species in the UK, in Scotland, making them an Amber List species. They are more widespread in winter in the north and east when residents are joined by continental birds.

 

They are listed under Schedule 1 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act.

 

The snow bunting lives in very high latitudes in the Arctic tundra. There is no apparent limit to its northern range, while the southern range is limited by the duration of daylight, which influences their reproductive activity. This species is found in the high Arctic tundra of North America, Ellesmere Island, Iceland, higher mountains of Scotland, Norway, Russia, North Greenland, Siberia, Novaya Zemlya, and Franz Josef Land. During the winter, this bird migrates to the circumglobal northern temperate zone including the south of Canada, north of the United States, north of Germany, Poland, Ukraine, and east to central Asia. During the last ice age, the snow bunting was widespread throughout continental Europe.

 

During the breeding period the snow bunting looks for rocky habitats in the Arctic Since the vegetation in the tundra is low growing, this bird and its nestlings are exposed to predators, and in order to ensure the survival of its offspring, the snow bunting nests in cavities in order to protect the nestlings from any threat. During this period, buntings also look for a habitat rich in vegetation such as wet sedge meadows and areas rich in dryas and lichens. In the winter, they look for open habitats such as farms and fields where they feed on seeds in the ground.

LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW!

 

Oh the weather outside is frightful

But the fire is so delightful

And since we've no place to go

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

It doesn't show signs of stopping

And I've brought some corn for popping

The lights are turned way down low

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! ......

The icy terminus of Margerie Glacier below Mt. Root at Glacier Bay, Alaska

"Where does the white go when the snow melts?” (The adventures of Andrew)

Title of a book written by Mike and Kathy Campion.

Harefield village pond in the snow

Leaving Glacier National Park in high winds and whipping snow on a frigid March 3, 1989, an eastbound Burlington Northern freight led by tiger-striped GP50 No. 3140 heads for the great plains of Montana at Grizzly siding, between East Glacier and Spotted Robe.

Snow at Perry Farm in Bradley Illinois.

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