Hello, my friends!
Guess what? (I think you probably already have.) It finally snowed here! After not getting a decent snow at all last winter, I was delighted to wake up and to white outside. There’s just something so magical about the first snow day of the year, isn’t there?
Knowing me, you guys won’t be surprised that the main thing I did with the snow was photograph it. XD I did also enjoy eating snow cream and walking around our farm to see how different everything appeared.
Anyway, this post is about the photography part. Enjoy falling snowflakes, a happy dog, and generally a lot of white space. 🙂
I first went outside to take photos while it was still snowing. As will become obvious, heh. I loooove the way falling snow looks in photos! And well, in real life. 🙂
I accidentally left my 50mm lens on with a low aperture, so I got several unintentionally blurry pictures. However, I actually love the way the focus is on the snowflakes instead of the barn here!
It was interesting taking these pictures because I’ve photographed a lot of the spots around our house so often that some photos ended up looking an awful lot like ones I’ve taken before… Sometime I should make a collage of different pictures of the same location! That would be neat.
We all know that Maggie is a most photogenic dog, but I’d say especially so in the snow. More pictures of her coming up!
Another blurry snowflake one! I could have deleted this, but there’s something I love about the simplicity of form and color here. (Don’t I sound professional? Hehe.)
Ooh, I love this one! Crepe myrtle bushes still make good photography subjects in winter.
A depiction of how the snow made me feel.
Another of the “same location, different time” pictures. It reminds me of the sunny version in this post!
The huge cedar guarding the graveyard behind the barns…
Do you think graveyards are creepy or neat? I lean toward the “neat” side, especially for the small, 200+ year old one that was here when we moved. My favorite part of this picture is the peace of it. It’s hard to find a quieter spot than a snowy graveyard.
Dad and Logan were out snowplowing from 7:00 a.m. to 4 or 5 in the evening, having signed up with our state’s department of transportation. Jeff rode along with Dad because how could you miss such an opportunity?? 😛 So that left Megan, Carmen, Mom, and I to go for a walk once the snow stopped falling and we’d attended church service via Zoom.
All the fence posts had charming little snow caps. (Side note: my dad and brothers finally fenced in this pasture behind the barn so Nellie the goat has space to run. She is pleased.)
Maggie looks quite serious here, but trust me, she was thrilled to accompany us on our excursion. As always. 🙂
The rest of the girls got tired of walking pretty quickly, so I just wandered into the woods myself and found this stream.
Although I usually prefer deciduous trees to evergreens, I must admit that evergreens look extra lovely in the snow. Plus they’re easier to paint, so I give them bonus points.
Here’s a serious black and white that seems like it should have some story or meaning behind it, but… *shrugs* It’s just my hand and a tree branch. Enjoy. 😀
Footprints in the snow.
I peeked inside this birdhouse and it’s almost filled with grass and fluff and nesting material. And spilling over with vines.
Another Maggie picture! This one makes me smile. 🙂
I’m contemplating whether this photo would be better if I cropped the bottom out… The old Christmas tree, out-of-place ladder, and compost bin Dad made Mom kind of ruins the mood… Oh well, too late now!
I love the way the big Great Room windows look in the back of our house. And usually the vine-prints (is that a word?) look ugly, but somehow I liked them in this photo. 🙂
Ahh, so clean and white.
I hope you guys aren’t tired of house pictures yet, because I couldn’t resist taking pictures of the front in the snow! I think our house in the snow will always remind me of the first time we stayed there before we moved (see this post).
Some pictures are rather disappointing to post because on a computer, at least, you can’t see the whole thing at once and thus you lose some of the composition. So here’s a half-blank picture to scroll through. 😀
We shall end with the beloved Narnia lamppost. 😀
Ahh, those photos were so fun to take. I hope you enjoyed looking through them too, whether you’ve already gotten enough snow for the winter or it doesn’t snow at all where you live.
Do you like snow or not really? Which photo was your favorite?
Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!
P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D3400 and a 50mm + 35mm lens. Edited in Lightroom.