Nature

Winter Beauty

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I was going to start this post with a rant about how I’ve had enough of winter and never want to see another one for the rest of my life. It’s cold, it’s windy, and I hate driving on slick roads.  But while shoveling snow gets awfully tiresome, I must admit winter has a certain beauty; plus, those seemingly endless storms brought us much-needed snowpack.

 

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Last week after putting down about two feet of the white stuff, Mother Nature brought us a night of howling winds which left some sizable drifts across my freshly-plowed driveway.  I went out early the next morning to clear off the sidewalk–AGAIN.  Amid my grumbling and grousing, however, I couldn’t help noticing how beautifully the wind had arranged the snowy field.  After clearing off the concrete I put the shovel away and grabbed my camera.

 

 

 

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These pictures reminded me of the sand formations at Bruneau Dunes:

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The snow sparkled like diamonds, but in this picture looks like black sand:

 

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Yes, the snow is pretty–but I’ll still be glad to see green grass again!

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One thought on “Winter Beauty

  1. Yes, winter can get long and the shoveling routine but it is so beautiful. Walking and hearing the crunch of the snow. Cross country skiing is so relaxing. Seeing the diamonds in the snow. Yes, to winter’s beauty!

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