Monday, March 5, 2012

Life in a Snow Globe



I can't believe that it's March 5th and I'm doing a post about snow!  How crazy is that people?!




This morning, when I left to go have lunch with Ms. M and my good friend Doug, I was amazed to see how wintry our world was, especially since we've had such a mild winter.  And yes, those are Christmas lights on the railing of our patio, we keep them up year round so that in the summertime it looks like fairy lights, and helps us find our way back when we kayak after dark.




The flakes were coming down fast and furious and you couldn't even see the creek very well or the barn in the field next to us.




It was so pretty though, and it made me feel like I was living inside a snow globe.




The pups even looked like little creatures inside a snow globe as the big fluffy flakes settled onto their coats making them look like reverse dalmatians!




The weird thing was that as I drove the half hour to Ms. M's house the weather changed dramatically.  Over there on that side of the county there was almost no snow on the ground and the trees were not covered the way they were at our house.  And I'm glad I snapped some pictures before I left, because by the time I got back home the temps had risen and there was not much snow to be found at our house either.




I had a lovely lunch with friends and I got to see one little blast of winter before it finally bids us farewell this year.  I guess mother nature just felt like she couldn't let the winter pass by without a little reminder of how things could have been these past few months.

Plus, if I were mother nature I would just want to show off what I can do, like turning someone's world into a snow globe, if only for a few short hours.

In other news, I picked up a copy of the photo editing program Lightroom.  I'm still learning how to use it, but so far I love how much I can do with it, like creating very custom black and white images like the ones in this post.  It allows me to adjust each color and hue so that I can really customize the shades of black, grey, and white in any image...and I'm loving that feature!

I hope your week is off to a good start!

19 comments:

  1. Well, if it wasn't a good start to the week, it sure is now after seeing these beautiful photos. I can smell the snow.
    p.s. I have white fairy lights all over our screen porch....love them.

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  2. Well, it's just beautiful....smiles

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  3. How lovely, Kat! I always find it so hard to photograph snow...your photos are wonderful! The Lightroom software sounds fun!

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  4. We got hit by heavy snow,too and there is more coming tonight. However, it is supposed to be in the high 40s later this week. I hope you have a wonderful week- xo Diana

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  5. We hardly had a winter at all, and even though our winters are mild, I still missed what little we normally get. Your snow is beautiful.

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  6. Oh, how pretty. We never did have any kind of snow this year and a very mild winter. My poor yard is paying for it with a horrible crop of weeds.

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  7. Well, the photos are simply amazing!
    So far, we've escaped the big snow. My fingers are crossed that we can get to Spring with nothing at all.
    m.

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  8. So...you finally got that snow.
    We still have over a foot on the ground, but the temps are supposed to get into the 40's by mid-week.
    It is beautiful, isn't it?
    I must admit, I'm ready for Spring.
    Have a wonderful week, Kat.
    Your pictures are glorious!
    xxoo

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  9. Snow is always so pretty when it is falling. Your pictures captured that beauty perfectly!

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  10. 70 a couple of days ago, and snow today. It's been such a wacky winter! Love the photos! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Hi Kat, how did it go from 70 degrees to snowing!

    But just wonderful anyway

    xo kelley

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  12. Gosh, that photo with the gate and the trees....stunning! All of them are gorgeous.

    Snow in March...bless your heart! Hurry up, Spring!

    XOXO,
    Anne

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  13. That is just amazing! Love the reverse dalmatian.

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  14. What's crazy about snow in March??? We OFTEN get our biggest snows in March 'round here.

    In fact - - - LAST spring we had snow flurries well into May.

    Now THAT's crazy - - - even for this thoroughly Wisconsin girl!

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  15. Snow flurries on this coast too! It's a conspiracy!

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  16. Snow. Now you see it ... now you don't. We discovered that Ruby loves snow. Come to think of it, so do I.

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  17. We don't get a lot of snow down here in Texas and when we do it's rarely white for long, but I love the hush that falls with it.
    I'm picturing warmer days and kayaks!
    Deb
    P.S. Thanks for the link! You made my day...and my feet.

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  18. I like to enjoy snow weather.When snow falling that time i really walk in it.This all pics are look so beautiful.

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  19. Such a great way to describe a snow such as that! Crazy weather like that here too. I'm smitten with your fairy lights, I just wish I had power out near my tiny greenhouse, I'd be all over that idea! xo ~Lili

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