This past week we had our second good snow of this winter. I say good snow rather loosely; neither one covered the tops of the grass. I know, it is pathetic. This year has been a sad winter. I personally love the snow, so I am hoping for more soon.
The snow arrived very unexpectedly. First rain was drizzling, then the next moment I glanced out the window to behold large, swirling, beautiful, snowflakes.
Sometimes the flakes came in soft clouds. At other times, there were huge gusts of blinding white.
I tried playing around with the manual settings on the camera. I was hoping to catch the snowflakes better, but it made everything dark. I'm still trying to learn.
I took all of these from inside my house though the open back door. Too much cold air was coming in through the door, however, so I had to switch to the garage.
The snow seemed to make the neighborhood birds hungrier than usual. When they weren't gorging themselves, they perched in a nearby tree. This little guy was pretty shy.
I began to move out into the elements. It was still snowing, but I really wanted some pictures of the backyard. I must have looked ridiculous. Over my coat I had a poncho that I was housing my camera under in an effort to keep the camera dry. For a little while, I even tried to use an umbrella to block the snow. Eventually, I gave up and just hoped that a few snowflakes wouldn't hurt. I am still trying to be very careful with it since it is so new.
Now the snow is almost gone, but I had fun snapping pictures while it was here. Meanwhile, I'm going to hope for more snow. Have a great week!