Tuesday, January 19, 2016

First Snow

The first snow of Winter came with the first of the year.  It was a thick snow, the kind that sticks to trees, bushes, everything, in big puffs.  
So pretty! 


The snow came heavy for awhile and fell so silently.

 When the sun finally came out, just a bit, those out in this wonderland marveled at the changed landscape.












Everyday objects took on new appearances 



as if they were attending a masquerade.

We counted FIVE sets of Cardinals at the bird feeder this year!  

They make stunning subjects ... if you are fast enough.






I hope you're enjoying the winter in your neck of the woods!






Linking to 

Sunlit Sunday

15 comments:

Sylvia said...

Postcard perfect! Beautiful. We only have cold temperatures here in the deep south.

Creations By Cindy said...

These pictures are absolutely amazing! Everything about them is stunning. Love how you captured the red birds in the beautiful white snow. I felt like I was looking at beautiful greeting cards. You sure have lots of snow your way. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Charla Jones said...

You pictures are amazing! Thanks for sharing and stay warm today!! Read a book LOL!!!

Jeannie Marie said...

Cardinals in the snow was one of my bright spots when I lived in Ohio. There is nothing nicer than a bright red cardinal in a world of black and white. GREAT photos!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful world you are living in right now..Your snow shots are gorgeous. I love the red of the Cardinal against the white of the snow; so stunning.....

Curtains in My Tree said...


Such pretty pictures I love the first snow and we have ours also
I have been feeding my birds and there is lots pretty cardinals to watch out my kitchen window
I purchased a heater to put in the bird bath to keep the water from freezing a neighbor said the birds need water in the winter months also

Kim said...

Sublime photos of your wintry landscape. How wonderful your landscape looks clothed in it's wintry garments. The red Cardinal looks stunning sitting against all that glorious white!

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Wonderful photography of all the beautiful snow, and especially love the shots with the
cardinals. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing them with us.
Blessings, Nellie

Art and Sand said...

Not living in a climate with snow, I don't get to experience "first snow". I do remember several Christmas ski trips over the last few years when we actually got snowed in and it was magical.

I love each of the shots of the colorful birds.

Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

What lovely snow shots and great cardinal captures. We've not had that kind of heavy snow yet, that blankets and adorns all of the bushes...love seeing yours :)

Deborah Will said...

Picture perfect. Love cardinals and love watching them with my grandson.

Jann Olson said...

Oh my goodness the red Cardinals against the white snow is breathtaking! Really amazing photography! That first snow really does make everything magical! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

My Garden Diaries said...

I loved seeing your beautiful snowy landscape friend! And that cardinal just pops out so amazingly!!!! So nice to be back visiting you as well! It feels good! Wishing you a lovely week!!!! Nicole xoxo

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hello, I see you live in Missouri too. Your snow photos and beautiful Cardinal photos are so pretty! The snow has pretty much all melted around here.
Thanks so much for your recent visit to my blog. Have a great week!
Gina

The Charm of Home said...

What great pics! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!