Well, we got some snow …

05 Dec

The afternoon and evening of December 4, we finally got a bit of Winter. Snowed for several hours, and actually began to build up on the branches of our flowering crabapple  trees in the court. It has been so long since we’ve actually seen snow, that I hung out by the window, fascinated at the sight, watching the fat flakes drifting down. We had dim light, as is usual in this weather, but there was enough light for me to get a few pictures this morning.

At first, I was interested in shooting though the moisture on my window, using it as a compositional element. Here are two, the first more-or-less straightforward:


And then I noticed that one of my neighbours had lit her lamp in her living room window, and I thought that it might enhance the photograph, so I shot it. It looked rather nice, I thought … here it is:

resize-of-dsc_3240-copyStrictly by-the-bye, it’s interesting how that spot of warm light forces the colour rendering of the rest of the photograph towards the blue.

After that, I thought I might hazard a shot through the window screen … it turned out rather well … here it is:


And there they are … not bad, I think, considering the conditions.  I hope you enjoy them; I certainly enjoyed shooting them.

Take care, folks … Cheers!



Posted by on December 5, 2016 in Uncategorized


17 responses to “Well, we got some snow …

  1. naomisilverart

    December 5, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    No snow here yet. 😦

  2. Darko

    December 6, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    We had a snow storm here in Vancouver yesterday, but it was wet and melting for the most of the day. But then temperature dropped and it is all frozen now. There will be a lot of accidents this week, this being Vancouver, some people still have summer tires on their cars. More snow expected on Thursday. Of course, t can’t be compared to amount of snow you get in your neighborhood. And it seems this might be a snowy winter.

    • derwandersmann

      December 6, 2016 at 7:13 pm

      That melt / freeze routine can get really dangerous, Dare; watch your step!

  3. Jill

    December 11, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    We’ve been getting snow here steadily today… it surely leaves a pretty coat on things! Especially the garden remnant bags (weeds and dirt) that we never did haul away. (And we fuss when mousey winds up snacking on things in the house; how can we blame him? We build habitat right next to the house! Mouse Realty Co.. Free rent and dinner inside.)

    Nice atmosphere in these photos, dW. The ambient light lends warmth. And you were in the right spot to enjoy it- indoors, all cozy and warm. Sometimes that wintry light comes from the sky- when it seems to glow. The first is pretty, but stark, cold. Stay warm!

    • derwandersmann

      December 12, 2016 at 5:13 am

      Thanks, Jill …
      Well, the snow pictured here was pretty near gone by the end of the following day … green grass, and no snow on the trees.
      But, we’ve just gone through a real 24-hour snowfall, dropping a good 4″– 6″, and it’s sticking, because the temps are low … in the 20°s. It’ll be sticking for a good while, too … temps are supposed to be heading down to 0° and below this week.

  4. evawiren

    December 14, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    We have snow over here and oh I like this post. The light in the window is very nice I like that.
    All together a very nice post .

    • derwandersmann

      December 15, 2016 at 5:06 am

      Thank you, Eva … the light came on just as I was about to take the picture, and I thought I’d include it.

      • evawiren

        December 18, 2016 at 1:05 am

        I think the house came a live with that light a small detail that mattered a lot. A serie of photos so very nice

  5. pam

    December 22, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Nice ones…..but sure don’t miss it. That spot of warm from the light really makes a difference. Especially like the third one.

    Have a wonderful Christmas.

    • derwandersmann

      December 22, 2016 at 5:09 am

      Thanks, Pam … Happy Christmas to you, too.

  6. saktimari

    December 25, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    Mrożnie i zimno za oknem ale bardzo ładnie oszronione drzewka ,bardzo ładne zdjęcia. 🙂
    Winter, snow beautifully
    we do not have snow
    Merry Christmas derwandersmann 🙂

  7. saktimari

    December 25, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    ps.zabrakło literki …a na tym zdjęciu jest 🙂

  8. evawiren

    December 26, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    I wish you happy holidays and the very Best coming up for the New Year

    • derwandersmann

      December 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you very much, Eva … I wish the same for you and yours.

  9. Thomas Carlsen

    February 10, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Great shots DW 🙂


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