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Snowy Spring Sunrise

Snowy Sunrise

I took this picture last weekend. I woke up early because of the chill in my house after my power went out overnight. The power outage was a surprise because the snowfall wasn’t extreme in my area. It barely stuck to the roads. Fortunately, my power came back on after about 9 hours; some people in nearby counties, where there was heavy snow were out for days!

Seeing this beautiful sunrise was the reward for my chilly “suffering!”

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Posted for the daily post weekly photo challenge: Rise/Set

Signature Snow

SNOW

SNOW

The snow earlier today was sparse, but it was enough to stick. And it was enough for me to write its name on the trunk of my car. I couldn’t resist adding the smiley face sun. I probably would have added more doodles, or signed my name, but I had to get my groceries out of the trunk, and into my house! Like so many other people, I had joined the supermarket frenzy that always happens when snow is called for!

It isn’t snowing now, but more snowfall is on the way according to the forecast. Thankfully, it isn’t supposed to be too big, maybe 3-5 inches total. Still, you never know…

*posted in response to the daily post weekly photo challenge –names

January-The Changing Seasons V2

January

January

January Haiku (Cold)

Cold January
Snowfall covering the past
Freezing memories

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Cold temperatures have settled in and we have had our first light snowfall. To take this picture of a snow touched rhododendron bud, I stood outside with my umbrella over my head to protect my camera. I don’t know if the plant budded early because of warmer temperatures earlier in the month, or if it is just part of the plant cycle. I sure hope the plant still blooms in its usual way this spring.

The rhododendron was one of my mother’s favorite flowers. We weren’t sure if the blossoms were purple or pink but agreed they were beautiful. For pictures of my backyard plant in bloom, you can look at my post Rhododendron Bonanza which was one of my mother’s favorite posts.

My mother passed away five months ago. Her birthday falls in January and that is what January has always meant to me. Her birthday was always a bright spot in an otherwise drab, cold January. My brother and I celebrated her life this month by cooking some of her favorite foods and sharing memories, now frozen in time, of our Momma.

*Posted for version 2 of Cardinal’s ongoing Changing Seasons challenge. Take a look at the flexible rules. There is always time to join in!

Country Market-The Changing Seasons 03

Snow cover and icicles reflect the seasonal changes at the Country Market. Winter weather abounds!

I am not a fan of snow because of the driving challenges. But, I was pleased to have a chance to capture the beauty of fallen snow last week for the Changing Seasons photo challenge. We experience all four seasons here and I would have been disappointed had there been no snowy scenes to photograph.

This is my third installment for Cardinal Guzman’s Monthly Photo Challenge. We are to post 5-20 pictures each month at a nearby location to showcase the changing of seasons and hone our photography skills. You should check out his photos and the links that he posts to other entries you may also enjoy viewing. You can see my previous galleries by clicking on the Changing Seasons header at the top of this page.

Now that winter has had it’s say, with limited lingering snow, I am looking forward to the arrival of Spring! We spring our clocks forward this weekend for Daylight Savings Time and I love the extended light of day!

Edge of Season

First Light Snow

First Light Snow

First snowfall with view edged by window frames.

First Snowfall (Edge of Season)

Fall edges up to winter
Taunts of first snowfall
Beckoning the season

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