Farewell to Snow

After being snowed/iced in for almost 2 weeks, Buffy and I headed to my rural property for a morning hike. I heard running water in the creek before we reached the ravine.

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After “oohing and aahing” a bit, I ended up noticing the designs that snow falling from the trees made in the snow below.

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The angle of the sun was just right to showcase them.

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Snow melting contributed to their designs too.

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 My pictures didn’t do them justice. I didn’t know how to set my camera to compensate for the bright snow.

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These discs measured 4-5 inches across.

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The east-facing slope had less snow than the west-facing one did.

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This last one measured over 12 inches from top to bottom and 3 or more inches tall. I couldn’t figure out how it formed. There were concentric oval “lines” and a slight depression in the center. Maybe it rolled and fell to the side, resulting in the design. Nothing made sense …

It had to be magic.

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16 responses to this post.

  1. Woah! I have never seen nor heard of such a thing! Those designs are incredible I wish I could be there with you! B-)

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  2. Posted by Vicki on January 13, 2013 at 9:31 am

    very pretty! I wish we had some snow so I could look forward to these things here.

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  3. Mother Nature is the best designer, all categories! 🙂

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  4. Posted by Therese on January 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Only you would take time to notice “snow droppings”. How lucky we are that we have you! You notice beauty in everything—big and small. Thank you.

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  5. wow, very interesting, I love the picture with the big snow circle !!

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  6. Scenes with lots of bright areas in them usually fool my camera meter into producing underexposed pictures, so in cases like that I compensate by setting the camera to overexpose by one f/stop.

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  7. Very lovely photos and thoughtfully observed. I’ll bet the air smelled bracingly fresh and clean!

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  8. Truly love the spiral design of the last photograph. I’ve gone around and caught snow faces on trees and photographed them. Then I made a riddle to go along with it. It’s called tree spirits and if you go to my site it will take you to my hubpages where I posted it. You have to use your imagination and looks to me that’s what inspired your snow photo session! Have a great week ahead! Kathi :O)

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