Monday, November 22, 2010

A picture's worth a thousand words...

I don't even really know what that means. Hmm.

Anyway. Thought I'd share a few pics with you today.
The first one is a nice little comparison. It started snowing on Saturday night. It was that big, soft, heavy, fluffy snow that makes everything completely still and silent. I took this picture a little before 10. The next picture was taken about 7 the next morning by Hubby. It is the same angle, one is just a little further away. If you notice my swing in the first picture, it just has a little snow, and on the left, closer to the camera are the dormant grasses and flowers starting to get covered. In the second picture those same grasses are that big lump of white in the lower left corner! And to the right that is not a bush, that is a big oak branch in the middle of the road! It was fabulous and crazy all at the same time! Needless to say it made me giddy! Oh how I love this time of year!

I'm watching the news as I type this - they just announced the widest spread winter storm warning in recorded history. I hope we don't lose our power! Some people did with the first round!!




The rest of these were taken by Cowgirl. She took photography 101 in Discovery this month. I was really impressed with what she learned! She's better than I am, that's for dang sure. Anyway, she LOVES it. I'm thinking I sense a new hobby/talent developing? Which, afterall, is the whole point of Discovery. I love my school.










It's hard to believe that these pictures were just taken within the past 2 weeks. Sunshine, no jackets, leaves on the ground and then BAM! Winter Wonderland!


It all just adds to the wonderful holiday season. I'm so excited for Thanksgiving - especially with so much to be grateful for. I'm especially grateful that my brother is hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at his house, and all I have to bring is creamed corn! and it's not the gross kind of creamed corn either. It is super easy, and super delicious!!

What are all your plans for Thanksgiving? Anybody venturing out on Black Friday?
I am! It is the most wonderful time of the year after all! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!

13 comments:

Mayet said...

Nice photos! they announced snow here in the next few days! brrr! I love snow but the cold is just too much to bear. :(

Paula said...

Wow! You already have snow. I hope we'll get at least a little bit before Christmas.

My mom and I will shop on Friday, but only at small gift type shops.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Awwww, a girl after my own heart! I love photography too :) Her pictures are beautiful!

And look at all that snow! Wow! We got a slight dusting this morning, and the girls were ecstatic! :)

MiMi said...

Those pictures are awesome! It snowed here last night and is now icy so there's no school. :)
You are brave. Black Friday scares me.

Sheila said...

Beautiful! I can't believe you already have snow though!
Yes - i will be one of the crazy's out at 3am on black friday!! Good luck to you!

jennykate77 said...

Wow! Cowgirl took some amazing pictures! I can't believe you guys have already got all that snow! Crazy!! We had 70's yesterday and 60's today. We are supposed to get some colder weather on Thanksgiving...around 39 or so. I heard that you guys are getting more today! Hope you're staying warm and safe.

Love ya!!

Myya said...

LOVE the snowy pictures, snow is soooo beautiful & magical! Black Friday... I've done it once, but that was before kids. Now I do quite a bit of the really really good sales online.

Emmy said...

Those are great pictures. So fun for er to have a hobby. I used to love snow, I really did.. But I just don't miss it anymore

Sare said...

wow! she is dang good!! I don't take pictures that well..can I come hang out at your school for a couple weeks? Would that be creepy? Yes? Oh.

Talked to my sis this morning, and heard the biggest snow storm in history was not much more that a strong wind and a flurry where she is... I so don't miss days like that! Hope you guys made it through okay too!!!

Vivienne said...

Wow! Those snow pictures are beautiful! And Cowgirl's are fantastic... I'm really impressed.

Stay warm, and Happy Thanksgiving. We'll be eating dinner on our patio tomorrow night. It's so cold here that we're going to have to turn on the outdoor heater. :)

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

Awesome photos. I loved them. Stay warm this weekend. It was great here yesterday for Thanksgiving....75....then last night at midnight....we reached our high for the day. It is supposed to be blustery and windy...and cooler...then Saturday it is supposed to drop below freezing.

Sami said...

It was 84 degrees here the day before Thanksgiving. I don't know which I would prefer...
For Christmas, I would definitely prefer a winter wonderland!
I am in awe of those pictures! I think if they had a special Ed class for photography, I would need to be in there...

FrouFrouBritches said...

You got snow? I am so jealous! It's been cooler here the past week or so, but nowhere near cold enough for snow. Sooo pretty!

Wow! Cowgirl did great taking those pictures. Love the mailbox one! You may have a professional in your midst!