January 27th, 2011

Sticky Snow

nancy-80x80I love snow! The 11-inch blanket of snow that coated everything in the Lehigh Valley this morning was just wet enough not to blow off of objects but just dry enough not to pack down—which made for some sculptural-looking forms in my neighbors’ yards.

Here’s how the pine tree outside my kitchen window looked at 7 a.m.:

Frosted evergreen

Frosted evergreen

Frosted branch

Frosted branch

A chemist may be able to explain what keeps the snow from collapsing; as a nonchemist, I just appreciate its beauty:

A birdbath caldera!

A birdbath caldera!

Each lantern wears its own jaunty little cap:

Snow tuques

Snow tuques

The snow clung like shaving cream to the picket fence…

Iced pickets

Iced pickets

…and the boughs of a white pine.

Frosted pine boughs

Frosted pine boughs

And bird feeders were transformed into wedding cakes:

Snow chalet

Snow chalet

Snowy wedding cake

Snowy wedding cake

Did I say that I love snow?

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Comments

    Appreciating nature, and each moment of our lives is wonderful.

    Is it wrong that I want to hug that snowy pine tree? So nice to appreciate the sunny post-storm day!–Christa

    looks like a great morning!

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