It snowed this morning

Snow visiting the neighborhood

I looked out the window when I woke up this morning and saw snowflakes turning the air white.  It looked almost like a blizzard out there.  This was not our first snowfall of the season, but it feels like the first real snowfall even though the ground was too warm for it to stick.

By the time I bundled up and went outside with camera in hand, it had let up a little.

Having a little fun with this photo while learning how to use GIMP

I had forgotten how cold feels.  We’ve been blessed with such warm weather lately that I wasn’t prepared for that gust of arctic air that hit me full on when I walked out the door.

The extent of the accumulation for today

I had to search around to find an area where the snow was actually sticking.  The wind was blowing it up against the moss at the bottom of one of the locust trees.

Snow frozen while in motion

I didn’t stay outside too long.  I’m trying to get back into the swing of things without overdoing it.

Time to bring in some firewood

It is day 66 of my yoga commitment.  I tried a new (to me) DVD today.  First I cranked up the heat.  I’ve been wanting to try hot yoga.  I’m not sure it’s offered anywhere nearby.  While this wasn’t exactly hot yoga (I can’t afford to turn the heat up too high for too long), it was nice and toasty in the living room with the heat up a little and a fire going in the fireplace.

Asters not ready for winter just yet

The DVD is part of a series (Yoga Journal’s Complete Guide to Home Yoga Practice), and is titled Yoga for Stress.  The sequences (as well as a guided relaxation and a guided meditation) are led by Baxter Bell, M.D.  Today I did the Stress Prevention practice which took about 35 minutes (and an additional 10 or so while I rested in relaxation pose).  I love it.  I can’t remember the last time I felt so relaxed and loose and easy.  Thank you, Dr. Bell.

I captured the sun during its brief appearance yesterday just before sunset.  It got quite dark and the wind was gusting mightily, moving the clouds quickly across the sky.

The long shadow of the pumpkin

Eventually there was a break in the clouds that allowed the sun to come out full force for about 15 minutes.  It was wonderful, especially against the backdrop of the dark clouds.

Sunlight in the willows

The light was soft and golden

That’s about it from the Bogs for today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and enjoying the snow and sunset with me.  Sunset is at 4:59pm today, and it looks like it might be an interesting one if enough of the clouds clear out.  I think I’ll bundle up and have a seat on the deck to watch it.  I’ll put out a few extra chairs in case you want to join me.  🙂

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41 Comments on “It snowed this morning”

  1. tedgriffith says:

    A beautiful walk today, Robin. I really like that image of the light on the chair!! We’re forcast to have snow and rain tomorrow. Enjoy the susnset. 🙂

  2. Wow, Robin, I love that last photo, and simply can’t wait till we get some snow here in Kentucky. Glad you are beginning to feel better. Hope you enjoy the sunset. Sara and I are getting ready to take the dogs for a walk. Stay warm, my friend.
    Kathy

  3. Cynthia says:

    A great story told through pictures. I especially love the chair in sunlight. 😉

  4. SNOW!!! ♥ Such a beautiful sight ♥

  5. You always have the most awesome images of trees! I just love seeing them. Take care of yourself!

  6. You know, I really wish I could join you. It would be a sunset unlike any that I have seen here because I’ve never been in the bogs:) Love the snow frozen in motion photo… how did you do that one?? Beautiful!

    • Robin says:

      Thank you, Smidge. 🙂

      The snow frozen in motion was done by zooming in towards the spruce tree (that you see behind the snow) and using the “action” mode (aka “sports” mode) on my camera.

  7. Karma says:

    Just LOVE the light in the last photos – so pretty! Yoga for stress prevention sounds like a great idea. I’m intrigued by hot yoga as well, though I’ve not had the chance to try it.

  8. I love the “firewood” photo Robin. So neat! Btw…I’m a big hot yoga fan. I usually don’t like exercising in the heat, but there’s something about sweating while doing yoga that leaves me feeling exhilarated. Keep up the great work!

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Wendy. That’s good to know (about the hot yoga). I’ll have to make more of an effort to find and attend a class. I don’t like exercising in the heat either, but suspect I would enjoy hot yoga.

  9. Kala says:

    Oooh. I love the light and tones in those last shots Robin!

  10. Kel says:

    pretty snow with green grass shots

  11. afrankangle says:

    I’m with you on the first snow that sticks. Oh well, a few snow showers came through SW Ohio Tuesday evening. … and continue feeling better … Oh … I forgot … the 2 are my favs.

  12. Gorgeous pictures of the change in seasons… The lighting is mesmerizing. Love the pumpkin’s shadow!

  13. ladyfi says:

    Wonderful shots. Love the golden sunlight that you’ve captured as well as the snow.

  14. Beautiful light!! I love the soft, warm, golden glow of the late day sun!! We actually accumulated 8″ of snow Tuesday night, but the sky was a beautiful, clear blue yesterday – making the snow a little easier to tolerate.

  15. Gracie says:

    I think snow is coming our way tomorrow (would be our second for the season).
    Love that golden glow that hit the top of the chair.
    Stay warm, Robin!

  16. Norm says:

    Terrific post Robin. They are light and colour saturated – awesome!

  17. dragonfae says:

    Beautiful pictures Robin! And I love the header pic! 😀

  18. J. R. Hamilton says:

    Wow! Your photography is captivating. Wonderful shots! Glad I stopped by.

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  20. eof737 says:

    Great shots of the flurry… 🙂


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