February 23, 2012

Night shots of marshmallow snow

I wish I could post about Crocuses, Snowdrops, and Daffodils. But this is the scene in my garden tonight.


It's actually quite entrancing, and I'm sure it will be breathtaking tomorrow morning in the daylight. But I thought these night shots provided an interesting black and white, sepia-tinged contrast. I honestly didn't edit them much. They were shot at a slow shutter speed with backyard floodlights.



It's hard to believe the Redbud and Burning Bush that look like this tonight...


Will look like this come May...

29 comments:

  1. Really cool shots! I love the second one! I like watching the weather channel and I am amazed at how much snow the Midwest is getting. Making up for some lost time.

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    1. Thank you, Karin! I know, I always think about blogger friends now when I hear about the weather. We did, indeed, make up for lost time with this last snowfall. But it wasn't too bad, and a good portion of it has melted already. 44 for a high on Sunday. Think spring!

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  2. Luv these photos and the marshmallow snow. Not a flake fell here in Green Bay. Guess you're having all the fun:)

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    1. Thanks, Donna! Wow, I'm surprised you didn't get any snow. It was really pretty and it didn't slow down the traffic much, so I can't complain. With a mild winter like this one, each snowfall is kind of fun (I never thought I'd say that).

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  3. I love to see snow photos. It is a good idea to have it in sepia.

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    1. I suppose it's something different for you. :) The sepia-tone was just a byproduct of the floodlight, I guess, because I didn't add it to the photos. Wish I could have captured how pretty it was.

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  4. stunning Beth. I love marshmallow snow. We may get some today...I have snow crocuses up..yippeee...will be posting about them on Monday.

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    1. Thanks, Donna. I can't wait to see your Crocus photos! They're so pretty surrounded by snow. I'm ready for spring now, though. If we don't get anymore big snowstorms, I'll be happy.

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  5. I love that puffy snow on the branches in the first photo. Almost eatable.

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    1. Yeah, it was puffy and sparkly, like cotton coated in glitter. It was really pretty this morning, too, but I had to rush off to work. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you! Lots of photo ops this morning, too, but I didn't have time to stick around before work. It's melting fast now. Yay!

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  7. I especially like the second shot. It looks like an etching. Lovely shot from May.

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    1. Thank you! I enjoy the view looking up into the treetops!

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  8. We also have the marshmallow snow here. :) Great photos. That last pic of C. caadensis with Euonymus(?)is stunning! I love it!

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    1. Thank you, Lily. I heard that a bunch of flights were cancelled at O'Hare today. The meteorologists had trouble predicting this one, didn't they?!

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  9. Lovely shots but I can see why you might be pining for spring - that last shot is Amazing!

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    1. Thank you! Yes, at this time of year I sure do long for the colors of spring! So it's wonderful to see the beauty of your garden through your blog. :)

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  10. Love 'marshmallow snow' ... a winter joy as will be spring!

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    1. Did you have a lot of snow with this storm, too, Joey? It's interesting how these things track sometimes.

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  11. Very pretty. I love the sepia tones. It's hard to believe you're getting snow, and I'm getting 80 degree weather!

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    1. Holley: Yes, unfortunately this is about the worst time of year (in my opinion) to be in Wisconsin. If I could skip February (and part of March) here, I would. The rest of the year is fine. :)

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  12. I am sorry to miss your marshmallow snow, because none of the images loaded, even your header. Very odd.

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    1. Thanks for the note, Donna. I changed some settings on my photos. Hopefully it's working now. Thanks for letting me know!

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    2. Everything is A-OK, now. Now I can say I know what marshmallow snow is, lol. Really, light and fluffy.

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  13. Oh my, spring is still far away there... Lovely landscape anyway.

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    1. Unfortunately, I think you are right, Dona. This is "normal" weather for us in February, so I guess it's for the best. But we had a teaser of mildness through January, so it's difficult (for me, anyway) to deal with the reality of more weeks of winter. This is about the only time of year that I wish I didn't live here.

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  14. While that snow is quite pretty, I hope it melts pretty soon for you.

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    1. Thanks, Sue. I hope so, too. Some has already melted, and we're supposed to have a sunny 50-degree day on Monday. So I'm living for that. :)

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