Monday, January 17, 2011

Winter Interest Part II : SNOW!

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In a follow-up to last weeks post about Winter Interest in my garden, I decided to do a related post today about the unique winter interest that only snow can provide! We haven't gotten any significant snowfall in PDX this year (and except for one brief showfall, a measly 2" or so last winter) none for the past 2 years. In 2008, however, we got an enormous amount of snow for Portland...something like 8". Needless to say, I ran all over the city, snapping pics!

Winter's Ribs

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Bamboo Bokeh

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Of course, Winter interest isn't limited to the garden!

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St. Johns Snow Study #3

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12 comments:

  1. Awesome pictures. I may have flowers right now, but I sure don't have the artistry that is created by snow.
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  2. Wow...you actually make snow look good, and this is a HUGE compliment coming from me.

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  3. What beautiful and interesting captures ... I am drawn to the photo of the bright colored chairs piled with snow.

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  4. Those are fantastic pictures. Winter still has a ways to go, so perhaps there will be an opportunity somewhere out in the Pacific for you to get some snow this year. Just don't let it come this way.

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  5. While I am ready for our snow to be done, I must say your photos are quite good. The night photo at the end is beautiful and I really like the railings with the drifted snow. Nice photos.

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  6. Fabulous photos. Loved them all!

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  7. Houston: Thanks…I did hear about that recently…I have to figure out if I can go (I know, I know, it's only a couple hour drive!)

    Phil: Thanks!

    danger: High praise indeed!

    Violet Fern: I love that image too, it was such luck stumbling on them, it was almost like they'd been arranged just for me!

    Tatyana: Thanks…me too!

    Catherine: Thanks so much!

    Les: So true…I come from a place where snow in June wasn't unheard of, so I've learned never to turn my back on old Mother Nature ;-)

    Janet: Thanks…I know that feeling, I spent my first 25 years in Nebraska, and while there is nothing quite as magical as the first snow, after digging my car out of a drift every morning for 2 months, I was over winter for a while ;-)

    Phillip: Thanks!

    Patty: Glad you like them!

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