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Thursday, January 7, 2010



OK...I will stop whining now about no snowfall as yet in our neck of the woods.

It snowed overnight. I know for you all up East or North...this is old hat by now but as you may remember the thrill of the first snowfall of the year...we had ours last night. I was downtown at dusk in the old part of town where I have taken many of the old houses that I post on the blog. The silent falling snow had not yet turned black from dirty tires or salt trucks. So the beauty of snow was all around me. The street lights gave off enough warm glow to take sooth the sting of the winter wind.

I love the countryside after a new snow but there is also something to be said about city streets before they are soiled by the tools of our modern world.

For those who are understandably tired of the snow by now...thanks for allowing me to post another image not unlike you see everyday!

Dan

20 comments:

Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

lovely pics, do you think most of your readers are in snow stricken states? I'd say it might be 50/50 who knows. I do know that I like snow for a short time, but this frigid temperature stinks!

Indrayani said...

Awesome colors on the first one... but i vote for the 2nd one here..
something very very interesting about it...
maybe i imagined it before, while reading my fairy tale books :) ....!

Cynthia L. H. said...

Oh, yes...magical.
;^)

Sunny said...

There is something about a house with a porch, wicker furniture and falling snow that I love. It's just so welcoming.
I like your street scene too.
Keep warm and enjoy your snow.
Sunny :)

DawnTreader said...

The pictures are beautiful, Dan. And I do agree there is something very special about snow that is yet "untouched" - something which in town does not last long. I've been out with my camera too just after snowfall to try and catch it, although I otherwise tend to mostly complain about the cold ;) According to the morning newspaper we're having the coldest winter in 23 years here which is also what I would have said from my own memory. One problem it brings is you can hardly stand to be without gloves for as long as it takes to take a couple of photos!

Heather said...

Beautiful. Although, I have to be honest and say that I am NOT sad about the lack of snow here.

Dan Felstead said...

Jaime...I agree...the weather is God awful!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Indryani...I felt the same fairytale atmosphere on that quiet street!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Cynthia...I know you all have had your share of snow this year!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Sunny...the fun is over...now the shoveling begins!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Dawn Treader I have felt the same experience. When I took the picture of the grain elevator...I didn't have my gloves and it was brutal! It is probably hard on the camera as well.

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Heather...I knew you would feel this way!

Dan

septembermom said...

The street scene is wonderful. I love the colors that pop in the first one. Terrific Dan!

Dan Felstead said...

Thanks Septembermom...we finally got our snow!

Dan

Glen Hartjes said...

Getting tired of my snow, but I always enjoy looking at yours.
Hope you don't mind,
but I mentioned you in my post today.
Perhaps it will send some viewers your way.
Best,
Glen

Simply Heather said...

Love the colors in your first one, Dan :)

SOL said...

The first one is so vibrant! The second reminds me of a beautiful Christmas card.

Dan Felstead said...

Glen...thank you for the mention...I really appreciate the shout out from a photographer like you!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Vermont Heather! Thanks and the first one is my favorite as well...it was just a small little house stuck in between some of the old reworked mansions downtown. I think it hold up well against it's competition!

Dan

Dan Felstead said...

Thank you Septembermom...I appreciate the comment.

Dan