Thursday, February 10, 2011

A snowy winters day


How lovely that so many of you enjoyed the photos of Phin! I really didn't expect his handsome self to be so well received. Yes Kristine, I will try to post some images of Winston sometime soon. Maybe I should just bring him over for you to see up close and personal! Ha!

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I hope you all enjoy these images I shot during one of our many recent snow storms.



If you've ever been to New England then you've seen the endless granite stone walls lining fields and property lines, running along the sides of roads. I always wonder how land owners had time to build so many miles of them. It had to be a huge undertaking. Photographers, tourists, and locals everywhere are just so glad they did.











A lovely lady and a lucky shot through the railings on my back deck



So many times I've stopped at the gate to see the Buffalo at a local farm. Everytime I come up empty handed or with a photo of a dot on the horizon. For once they were actually within viewing distance but difficult to see through the heavy snow. On the left is a single Buffalo, on the right are several of them standing just behind the hill.

The one on the left kind of looks like Snuffleupagus from Sesame Street.




Skating on Mill Pond, and a birds nest




I felt so bad for the Gulls. Weather like this is stressful on the wildlife.




I love it when the snow falls. The air feels fresh, crisp, and easier to breathe. It makes everything look pure and beautiful, especially the old, dirty snow. At this point we don't have any storms in our future and I'm a-ok with that. With a 1-1/2 to 2 feet of snow on the ground I do believe we are all set for a while!

36 comments:

Jen at Cabin Fever said...

I love the big fat cardinal. It bothers me so much that we don't have birds around my home, even with a feeder out. Ugh...

Cabin Fever in Vermont

J. Michael said...

Some very beautiful pictures - classic NH winter. I love it.

Pamela Gordon said...

What beautiful pictures,especially the ones of the cardinals. Our winter is the same as yours - lots of snow. Enjoy! Pamela

Mary said...

Skating on the pond and Cardinal...mmmmm. Nice. Your images are moody in very good way!

Mary

Country Girl said...

Your photos are simply incredible, Sharon. Your snow scenes are wow!

And that lady cardinal is divine!

Gone Country said...

Beautiful photos! I think the cardinal is my fave!

I hope you don't get anymore snow... stay warm!

Karen said...

As always LOVE the photos. Wonderful photos, thank you...K

Karin said...

Thank you so much for sharing these absolutely stunning photos! I've always loved those long stacked rock walls in the New England are! The birds are lovely! Can't believe the snow on the bird's nest - wow!!

Mary Lou said...

I want to live a New England Life!
I think I love it there.
Your photos are gorgeous.

Chatelaine said...

Beautiful winter shots. Snow is so pretty when it is on the trees and grass and off the roads and sidewalks.

No snow for a while. Fine with me.

Robin said...

Sharon, wonderful images! I'm sure you, like me, are looking forward to spring! Winter's about worn out it's welcome!

MariCrea said...

These shoots are wonderful...they are so magic!
Hugs
Mari

Custom Comforts said...

So beautiful Sharon! I especially love the pictures of the cardinals. They look magnificent against the snowy background. So glad you told us those were buffalos ~ never would have figured that out otherwise.
Hope you and your daughter are well.
Cindy

Camilla at home said...

Thanks for sharing all of your beautiful photos! I always visit, enjoy and study your beautiful photos (though I should leave you a comment more often). I love the way you "catch" your surroundings and nature around you so beautifully.

A happy weekend to you and your family:)

Jayne said...

I love that first shot so much Sharon! It looks like a winter fairyland! And your cardinals are splendid too.

Sheilagh said...

Fantastic Photo's as always, I love the red cardinal's, we don't have them over here, they are beautiful birds.

Kerri said...

The Cardinals steal my heart!
Lovely images!
That's a LOT of SNOW!

Snappy Di said...

A super duper set of photos, Sharon. Especially your shot of the cardinal through the railing... I've been trying to catch a shot of one recently as well but they are just so skittish.

Di

Nicky said...

Gorgeous wintery New England scenes! I too especially love the chubby Cardinal!

Ginny said...

Once again, your pictures made me smile, snow and all. I agree no one needs anymore snow. Have a good weekend.

Honora said...

I don't think that there is a prettier picture than a cardinal in the snow.....although the shot of the stone wall is a close second!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Just beautiful! I love your photos, especially the lady cardinal - stunning. I did similar photos measuring the snow depth with my hitching post before snow and after the most recent storm! Have a wonderful weekend!

SouthernSass said...

Absolutely beautiful - the chuch and cardinal are my favorites!

Susan said...

Hello Sharon...Your lone cardinal against the bare tree branches is startling in its beauty. Susan

Anna said...

Loved that red "fat" bird!!

Nice picrues, it looks the same her in Nothern Norway...Snow, Snow, Snow ;o)=

Hugs Anna

Rosie said...

Oh, what beautiful shots...from the cardinals to the church and the buffalo. I have never seen one covered in snow! You're right, he does resemble Snuffleupagus.

Carole said...

I so enjoyed seeing Phin and never got back to tell you so. I peaked on my phone while at home.

Yes I worry about the animals too this time of year. Saw 9 deer the other day in the back yard. I wanted to leave them food but G thought that wouldn't be a good idea. errrr!

Just gorgeous photos Sharon. Can I live in your blog?.... please:))

Carolynn said...

Wow, so many beautiful images. You've outdone yourself! The first shot looks like an illustration for a children's book, I looked to see if I could find a wizard or a fairy hidden in the branches.

And, the birds are fantastic! Especially the first one, puffed up like a cotton ball.

I wouldn't have spotted the buffalo, had you not pointed them out. Especially the ones on the right side - I thought that was a before & after shot and those humps were hummocks in the landscape.

I always wonder how the poor birds & animals cope when the weather dips. Somehow they manage. I don't know how.

Blessings,
Carolynn

caite said...

sadly, all our snow is gone at the moment...because I love snow!
beautiful photos, just lovely.

PinkCat said...

Gorgeous - it's like a winter wonderland.

We've not had any snow here since before Christmas, just six weeks or rain and cloud cover. It's becoming very boring! x

Emily said...

The kids love the cardinals!

Hula Girl at Heart said...

All beautiful photos, but I believe the bird shot through the rails is my favorite. Very nice.

The Curious Cat said...

Wow...the bird photos are stunning! xxx

Donna said...

These snowy pictures are beautiful! I too love the stone walls that run through New England. They are beautiful and historic.

Judy said...

This time of year is stressful to anyone who does not have access to a grocery store...
When I saw the photos of the bison, I thought the one on the left was a dog, till I read the words. The ones on the right show their humps, so are instantly recognizable.

Jane said...

Beautiful shots, I love those New England styles for their churches, pretty but cold. The winters drag on over here and when it snows, the whole country halts. Love the Cardinal great shot of him too, I am sure he will have a good food supply from that tree.