Saturday, February 6, 2010

After The Storm

After our snow storm last night our trees are covered with a layer of freezing sleet then a couple of inches of snow. Of course I had to take some images to share.

As I walked into the woods the sounds began to change.
A few months ago I went to see The Road. I was immediately reminded of the sounds in that movie. A low, deep, unending roar. Then the trees began to creak and moan under the weight of the snow.

It was so eerie, I felt the desolation I felt during that movie. I really had to keep my mind on how beautiful the contrast of the snow in the trees was. Everything was so strange because there was no color. Everything was black and white.

It was truly amazing.
As I walked home, I came into a thicket and life came alive again.
Several sparrows and 2 red birds were playing among the tightly woven branches of the bushes and trees.
To hear their song was a welcome sound!
Ah, back to the living!

Isn't the contrast and textures of the snow and branches interesting?
Hope you enjoyed the photos, especially if you live where you don't get snow.


  1. We went driving up in YS area - it was so pretty and eerie I have pix on my blog - lots of crows out as well - as always great photos! Love the background and header

  2. Weet snow here in Toowoomba the closest we have had in 28 years is a little sleet. I read The Raod, the movie hasn't arrived here yet, cannot wait to see it though. Amazing pictures and the sense of isolation is eerie.
    Thanks for an intriguing post.

  3. Well, I do get snow and not enough of it--if it's going to be winter--have at it!!
    Lovely photos.
    I know just what you mean about the eeriness when it's just the creak & moan...hauntingly lovely, I think.
    Thank you for stopping by. It's nice to know I'm not just talking into space.

  4. Wow! You got nailed -- I think it's coming may way, too tomorrow. Part of the price we pay in Michigan and this year we've been very lucky!

    Thanks for stopping by The Marmelade Gypsy and the Frank Lloyd Wright posts! You have a lovely blog -- and I hope you return to mine sometime, too!

  5. What an exquisite snowscape!

  6. Those are beautiful pictures! The branches look so delicate and light.