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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Winter Coat

I woke up to find the world dressed

in her most elegant winter coat.

 Images from: Wednesday January 12, 2011
Our back yard.

linking to:
a river of stones


  1. I know that is my woods :) Take care this very day and stay warm.

  2. I love the third, the trees wearing white. Lovely photos.

  3. (((Laura))) Enjoy the beauty...enjoy your visiting family...enjoy all that is. Love and hugs to you sweet friend. XX

  4. Thanks for your comment! I like the first photo, with the snow covering the window! Hopefully, that is wind driven snow, and not what has fallen straight down!!!

  5. beautiful isnt it...hope you have a great to work now myself...and i appreciate your words today over at emily's....

  6. Lovely photos and words. I do believe we have finally gotten out of the little bit we got here in Georgia.

  7. Laura, you have shared the winter views that I can't see here. Lovely :)

  8. Brrrr. I love the photos, but just to look at them makes me cold. Have a great weekend.

  9. I like the first one.
    Limited information gives me lots of imagination, especially in B&W!
    Well captured photo!
    Have a wonderful weekend,

  10. Beautiful series. I really like the movement of the snow in the last one!

  11. I love the hush after a new snowfall...just getting ready to head out and enjoy trying to capture some of the beauty you captured here, Laura. :)

  12. Beautiful pictures, Laura. What a treat to wake up to.

  13. Lovely photos. I really like the first one, it just allows a little peek into the winter wonderland.

  14. Great b&w shots! Especial the third!

  15. yes, that third photo is moody and beautiful. It looks like a vintage photograph and I love it.

  16. Laura dear,
    this is astounding- especially to me. You know, we hardly ever get snow here in the canaries, except for the highest picks, but that's too way up from where i live... Last Sunday I was swimming in the sea and, seeing your photos i had to put on a blanket on my shoulders, for it is cold here yes,now at night, yes it is but...OMG never like that!

    Warm hugs from the sunshining Gran Canaria

  17. Looking at your world through my 80 degree and sunny glasses, makes your world almost magical. There is so much beauty in all of it.

    I just caught up on what has been going on with you and I am sad about your health quandaries. Figuring out the right course of action can be so puzzling. How are we supposed to know what will be best for our own body and our own situation?

    As always, you are in my thoughts and prayers, dear heart.

    Shabbat Shalom.
    Much love always,

  18. It looks cold out there, but I feel warm inside your blog:)

  19. That first one is a little intimidating, I'm not so sure I'd want to open the door after seeing that!

    How cool that your family had a store in d-town. I have lived here for 20 years and do not visit it very frequently. I think that will change because there are tons of great photographic subjects :-) :-)

  20. elegant

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral



  21. Beautiful photos with the gorgeous treatment of black and white!

  22. Isn't freshly fallen snow the most peaceful looking thing :o) Thanks for sharing!

  23. Beautiful winter images... this is the season at its bet.
    Our snow is all gone all of a sudden. But, I guess it is only a short interlude as Winter is far from done.;))
    Have a lovely Sunday dear friend,

  24. ...and what a beautiful coat it is! plus, i love the silence that accompanies it.

  25. we have just returned from experiencing the wonders of a white winter in the northern hemisphere

    also learned about basements ...
    love the shot of snow on your basement window :)

    there is indeed beauty even in the basement!

  26. The black and white magnifies the cold and snow beautifully.


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