Monday, January 28, 2013

Snow Details

Winter has been exactly that this year, WINTER. And thank goodness. Yes, there have been more accidents and injuries. (That is a given with freezing rain and sheets of ice.) But I am happy that the weather is doing pretty much what we should expect from Utah. The cold has been bitter some weeks, and the inversion....don't get me started. Today is one of the first days I felt good taking a deep breath outside.

We have had some beautiful snow this year. I love it when you can see the individual flakes. I had never seen those growing up as a kid in Washington. (It doesn't snow that much up there and often it is slushy.) In fact, I used to wonder as a child why they depicted snow as those detailed snowflakes. I had seen snow and it didn't look anything like that.

So whenever there are individual intricate snowflakes, I love it. Plus, they usually come down and pile up in wispy heaps of beauty. On a particular day in Idaho we were leaving to return home and it was so gorgeous outside. Everything sparkled and I couldn't stop myself from taking pictures. But let's be clear, pictures do not really catch glitter. (At least not the ones I take.) So I knew I would be somewhat disappointed with the end result. But I am still glad I took them.

It was a winter wonderland outside. Enjoy them in random order:

Amazing huh? I think God made snow beautiful because it is bothersome sometimes. Too bad inversion doesn't have a beautiful quality to it. But man made that, not God.


meganmushrat said...

I hope Tim reads this blog because he's constantly whining about the fact that we don't get snow in Washington. I am very impressed that some of your shots actually show individual flakes! When I have lived where snow falls, I have been impressed by it's beauty as well.

Aubry Macbean said...

I love that you can see individual snow flakes in those pictures.

¡Vieve! said...

That is amazing! I don't think I've ever taken the time to notice individual flakes before. Especially this year, because of how much snow there's been.