Squirl's Nest

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

More snow

Yes, we've still been getting snow and cold temps. This winter has not been my favorite. But the snow this morning was heavy and slow. I tried to get a picture of it stuck to the trees, but my camera doesn't work so well in the dark. Looks like the flash caught the close-up snowflakes.

Well, I'm posting them anyway. I should really post a picture of the last from last spring when it was flowering. Just for contrast and all, you know. :-)

If you click on this and look at all sizes, the large will actually show you the trees.
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This one is a cool effect. Check out the large size if you get a chance.
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Here's the tree that will be covered in beautiful blossoms in spring.
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This is more what it will look like in a few months.
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21 comments

Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

There sure is a lot of fricken nature in your outdoors up there.

Tue Feb 26, 01:11:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, yes we've been, um, blessed that way.

Tue Feb 26, 01:13:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Bloggerific Himself said...

Does it bleed into the indoors too, or does it tend to stay put? I wouldn't be too crazy about the stuff bleeding into the living room.

Tue Feb 26, 01:17:00 PM  
Blogger Bucky Four-Eyes said...

It bleeds in on our shoes.

Those first few make me feel like I'm in a spaceship!

Tue Feb 26, 02:30:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Mr B, I don't know about bleeding, but it does tend to follow us in.

Bucky, I guess that's the way it bleeds.

Space, the final frontier...

Tue Feb 26, 02:35:00 PM  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

The snow missed us this time around over our trip. Thankfully. I hate driving with it snowing or raining for that matter. Hopefully it gets nice sooner rather than later for us all.

Tue Feb 26, 07:15:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Tweety, this turned out not to be such a bad one. The streets were cleared by the time I went home.

But, I'm with you. I'm ready to be done with it.

Tue Feb 26, 07:31:00 PM  
Blogger Jenski said...

The tree looks almost the same in both pictures. :) We got a little snow today and then rain. Makes for very cold slush!

Tue Feb 26, 08:05:00 PM  
Blogger Circus Kelli said...

The snow does make for some pretty pictures. Sucky driving conditions, but pretty pictures. :)

Hey, did you see the squirrel pic over on I Can Has Cheeseburger?? I thought of you right away (you'll have to scroll down to see it). :)

Wed Feb 27, 08:53:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Jenski, slush is what we ended up with on the roads yesterday. But it did look pretty on the trees for a bit.

CK, you got that right about the snow. I'll have to check out the Cheeseburger site. I love it over there and it cracks me up when they have squirrels. Thanks!

Wed Feb 27, 01:41:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

You know, people think of MN as having a lot of snow, but we have had nowhere near as much as you. Is that lake effect snow?

Regardless, the photo of the tree in bloom is just lovely.

Wed Feb 27, 02:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Courtney said...

I kind of like how the trees look in the first one, like little ghost trees or sumpin. :P

Wed Feb 27, 04:31:00 PM  
Blogger chia said...

LOL, just sneezed looking at the last picture. Nope, I'm never satisfied :-)

Wed Feb 27, 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Danielle, yes, lake effect snow. It's lovely to be here in the summer as the lake breeze cools things off. We even have slightly warmer temps in the winter. But it does make for some big snow banks, too. I just couldn't resist showing the difference a few months will make in those trees.

Courtney, exactly what I thought was cool about it!

Chia, at least it will be getting warmer when the trees look like the last picture. ;-p

Wed Feb 27, 08:32:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

We had high 50's today, I am so ready for spring I can't see straight. Even though winter hasn't been that bad.
Love your snow photos, that is how I prefer to see snow. Love your spring tree, won't be long.

Wed Feb 27, 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger eclectic said...

Those are great! Love the eerie way the trees almost sneak up on you while you're looking at the photo!!

Thu Feb 28, 12:17:00 AM  
Blogger von Krankipantzen said...

Those snow shots are pretty cool. Very spooky.

Thu Feb 28, 01:53:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

Yeah, Nina, I'd rather just see snow in pictures too. :-)
I am looking forward to spring!

Eclectic, that's why I decided to post them. They're spooky and unexpected. hee hee

Kranki, thanks! I like the spooky part. :-)

Thu Feb 28, 07:43:00 PM  
Blogger tshsmom said...

Those are real purty! ;0

Sat Mar 01, 07:57:00 AM  
Blogger Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Sorry about the snow and cold, Squirl. I am hoping winter will soon be over and your last photo will be the real thing. The other photos are magnificent—although I am reminding that winter beauty can quickly get old.

Sun Mar 02, 11:46:00 AM  
Blogger Squirl said...

tshsmom, thanks!!

Nick, I'm just waiting for spring, believe me. :-)
Thanks!

Sun Mar 02, 03:38:00 PM  

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