Showing posts with label WINTER. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WINTER. Show all posts

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Night Snow

I've seen many bloggers' snow pictures recently --but don't think I have seen many taken or shown at night. On Tuesday evening, Feb. 9, about 9 p.m., we had the nicest little snow here. It was one of those snows that I truly love ---one that clings to everything, is wet and has BIG flakes. I was SO excited!!!!!

I couldn't wait to wake up the next morning and see that beautiful snow...... BUT----guess what???? The rains came during the night and the snow was mostly all gone by the morning. Sigh!!!!!

Glad we took a few night photos... Here they are for you. Above was one taken of our front yard as we stood on the front porch. More are below.

Here's a picture of one of our Holly bushes in the front yard.

The umbrella on our deck was collecting snow... Like I said, this was a snow which was clinging to everything!!!!

Look at the snow as it collects on our swing on the deck. It looks like a piece of cotton, doesn't it????

I love this picture looking from the deck out into the backyard. Isn't the Rhododendron just beautiful????

The snow was clinging to the trees in the backyard.

Here's a close-up of the top of our large Rhododendron. The snow was so pretty clinging to it.

Here's one more picture of part of the Rhododendron next to our deck.

Finally, here's one more picture of the front yard. It was such a pretty snow! Too bad it didn't last.... You missed me making a snow angel JUST for you... What a shame!!!!!!! har har har

Even though I love snow, I need to send a blog {{{{{{HUG}}}}} to all of my friends who are suffering due to having TOO much snow in their areas of the country. I also need to invite ALL of you to move to the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee since we truly do not get much snow here. (Hope I don't have to eat my words for saying this!!!! ha)


Monday, February 8, 2010

One More Set of SNOW Pictures

Aren't you saying HALLELUJAH that this will be the last set of my snow pictures from our Snow and Ice Storm on January 29 and 30????? After seeing all of the pictures from the HUGE storm along the East Coast this past weekend, our 5-6 inch snow looks just like a 'dusting' to that storm. BUT---it was a 'neat' storm for us --and we enjoyed taking pictures to share. Above is a neat picture looking across our backyard toward the woodpile. Below are more pictures!!!

I took this picture of George when we were out on the golf course fairway, behind our house.

We saw deer tracks out on the golf course. This showed how heavy the deer are ---since they made TRACKS ---and George and I couldn't sink into the snow AT ALL.... Crazy!!!!

Another view from our back yard--looking toward the lower end of the golf course fairway

This Eskimo loved being out in the snow.... However, I had to take my gloves off to take pictures---and after being out in the cold for awhile, my fingers were so cold, I couldn't feel the buttons on the camera.... Brrrrrrr!!!

The sun came out on Sunday, the 31st. Families were out on the golf course fairway sledding. I watched them a little while---wishing that my kids and grandkids could have been here.

One more picture of the sledding; I was on our deck using my long lens.. AND--the sledders were moving along so fast, it was hard to get a good picture. What FUN!!!!

This picture was taken last Sunday the 31st (when the sun was out) --from our deck. I love seeing the shadows on the snow!!!! Hooray for the sun!! I think this was the last day we had sunshine here!

And---Hooray to the New Orleans Saints!!!! My team won the Super Bowl last night. I was so happy for the city of New Orleans. I sat on my sofa and cried. I lived in New Orleans in the '80's and we followed the Saints when they were not a good team. But--these fans are like Cubs fans... They don't ever give up on the team. This year --they finally WON... I am so so so so happy!!!!!

While enjoying texting with my 3 sons on the phone all evening (which I love), George and I enjoyed a dinner of Brats on the grill, 'tater salad and baked beans... Yum!!! AND--we watched the commercials also. As usual, there were some really good commercials and some really bad ones. (And we won't even talk about the halftime show!) ....... BUT--a few of my favorite commercials were:
-Budweiser's Human Bridge
-Clydesdale Fences (friendship between a young Clydesdale and a young steer)
-Doritos Play Nice (Little Boy protecting his Mama from a boyfriend)
-Doritos Dog Gets Revenge
-Bridgestone Bachelor Party
-E trade Girlfriends
What were your favorites?????

Hope you have a great Monday... We have had flurries all weekend --with more coming Tuesday and again Friday.. Don't think the sun is ever going to come out here!!!!


Friday, February 5, 2010

And Then--It Turned to ICE

I have published several previous posts from our big snow and ice storm (Jan. 29/30). Yesterday, I showed the snow on our shrubs and bushes. Today, I will show you more of our ICE pictures. As I have said, we first had about 5-6 inches of snow --and after that, an inch of ice... Then--even after that, we had another inch of snow... It was a weird storm!!!!

Here are six more ice pictures, all taken on January 30, plus one taken on the 31st. Above is another picture (this one is a close-up) of that Confederate Jasmine bush after the ice storm. Below are more!

I showed you a close-up picture of our big Rhododendron bush in a previous post. This picture shows you the ice clinging on more of that bush. You can also see the icicles hanging from the gutters.

Here's a close-up of some of the icicles hanging from our home---all of the way around the house!!!

Hmmmmmmmmm.... Don't think we will be grillling any steaks!!!! Ya think????

How do you like the ice on the windchimes???????

I love this picture that George took... The little buds on the Dogwood tree are all covered with ice. Isn't this an incredible icy picture?

Finally, here is one last picture taken on January 31--when the sun came out. I was using my 300mm lens --and shooting toward the sky. The trees were glistening due to all of the ice on them.

Hope you enjoyed the ICY pictures today. AND--I hope that none of you have a ice storm this weekend. I know that they said that areas north and east of us and along the east coast could get TONS of ice and/or snow... We are only supposed to get rain and maybe some flurries this weekend. BUT--we may get some snow on Tuesday/Wednesday.. Winter is NOT over...


Thursday, February 4, 2010

Snowy Shrubs and More

Today, I want to share some of the pictures George and I took of our big January 29/30th snow storm here in Fairfield Glade. As I have mentioned in other posts, we had about 5-6 inches of snow and an inch of ice. I love seeing snow in the evergreens and all of the shrubs---so this post will show you some of the shrubs in our yard and around the area. The picture above shows the shrubs in the yard of one of our neighbors. Below are more.

This one was taken at the same house ---but a little farther back. Isn't it interesting how the snow and ice stuck to some of the shrubs and didn't stick at all to others??

I love this picture since it also brings some RED color to the snowy scene.

We have four Holly bushes in our yard. This is one of them---showing off the snow!!!

Can you guess what this one is????? I have featured it in two different recent blogs. This is a close-up of our Confederate Jasmine Bush (after the snow/ice --and then more snow)!!!

This pine tree sits in our back yard --near the woodpile. We were amazed that the ice was weighing down the bottom branches so much. I thought that some of the branches would break--but thank goodness, they did not.

Here is a close-up of the bottom part of the pine tree. The ice was really weighing these branches down.

I love this picture also--of the pine tree in the bottom left corner ---and the shrubs nearby.

What do you like most about seeing snow???? I guess my favorite part is seeing the beautiful white snow clinging to the bushes and shrubs and trees. BUT--I also love just seeing how it makes the earth look so clean and peaceful --if just for awhile. I also enjoy watching the snow as it falls.

NOW---Bring on some SPRING.... Okay?????? ha


Saturday, January 23, 2010

Northrup Falls, TN

On January 12, 2008, George and I drove north of Crossville to Colditz Cove to check out another of our favorite waterfalls, NORTHRUP FALLS. We had been there twice before but there was MUCH more water coming over the falls this time. This beautiful cove is only an hour northwest of Crossville--and is a beautiful place to visit. The cove is filled with lots of greenery and rhododendron, even though it was winter. We had a gorgeous day on the plateau --and the temperature was about 48 degrees, perfect for hiking. Here are some pictures from Northrup Falls.

From where we park the car, we have to hike deep into the woods to get this far ---to the top of the cove.This is a nice place to view the waterfall---but we enjoy hiking down into the cove to see the falls up close and personal.

The hike down into the cove is gorgeous---with rhododendron all around us. I took this picture of George as we rounded some of the rock croppings.

George took this picture of me --as we hiked down into Colditz Cove toward the waterfall. Aren't those rocks amazing?

Once we got to the waterfall, we could walk behind it ---and all around. I took this picture of George from the other side appearing as if he is almost 'under' the waterfall.

On our way out, we passed by some smaller waterfalls ---and this 'Big Mouth' tried to get a drink!!!!!! ha

Here is the path on the way back up the cove. As I said, this is a beautiful area.

Here's one last picture of the waterfall. George climbed around to the other side to get some pictures of the falls. Aren't they pretty??? Wish you could hear the sound down there in that cove! People swim in the pool in summer. By the way---do you see me standing there on the left side of the falls????? I am there!!!!

Hope you enjoyed our pictures for a nearby waterfall. We are blessed here in our area of Tennessee to have many beautiful waterfalls nearby.

Have a great weekend. I will post again on Monday.


P.S. Thanks for asking about my foot problem. The foot is MUCH better --as of now. I hope it stays this way!!!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Burgess Falls in Winter (Part II)

Look at that gorgeous waterfall!!!! Yesterday I showed you Falling Water Cascades, Little Falls and Middle Falls. All of these plus the 'beauty' pictured above are at Burgess Falls State Park in Cookeville, TN. Be sure and check out yesterday's post --if you missed it, for information about this beautiful area which is not far from our home. Above is the largest of the four falls at 136 feet. Its name is BURGESS FALLS... More pictures are below.

When we got to Burgess Falls, I sat at the brink of the falls just feeling the mist and enjoying the area.

George walked on down to get better pictures of the side and the bottom of the falls.

Look at all of the icicles tucked up along the bluffs and gorge area.

To get a perspective of how large this waterfall is, look at the top--on the right side. Can you see ME standing up there watching George as he makes his way toward the bottom?????

Here's a close-up of me standing at the top of the waterfall.

This picture is truly amazing. Can you see it????? Look again.... There is a icicle CROSS in the center of Burgess Falls. (Now scroll back up two pictures --and look at the cross in the center left side of Burgess Falls! Awesome, isn't it???)

Another picture of Burgess Falls and the icicles beside it

And one final picture of Burgess Falls and nearby icicles in February of 2007

Have a great weekend.


P.S. Thanks to all of you!!!! I now have 200 followers!!!! Wow!