Monday, February 25, 2013

Pictures~of~the~Day: After the Blizzard!

You never know what you might spot 
when you venture outside 
the day after a blizzard!

Here is a sampling what my camera saw today.
More to come on a calmer day!

Fuzzy Snow Crystals



Heaps of Snow



A Little Bunny



Little Icicles



Hungry Muleys



Zebra Snow


I love winter in beautiful Colorado!


23 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures of your snow. You must have been patient to catch that darling little bunny in a shot. I see we have some things in common. I've been retired for a number of years now. I started blogging in 2006 and love reading the blogs that other gals put out there. I'll have to go to your sidebar and see how you liked Cloud Atlas..I loved it..so complicated but challenging. I tried to read the book after hoping that it would make more sense and clear things up, but I was lost. I'm putting your blog on my sidebar so I can visit more often. Stay warm.

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    1. Hi Peggy!
      Thank you for your kind comment!
      That bunny was darling, but it wasn't moving too fast because it was up to his neck in snow! It was hunkered down by the wall in the sunshine ~ so cute!

      I loved Cloud Atlas!" My niece Heather sent it to me several Christmases ago. It was very complicated. I read it front to back; then I immediately read the first part and last part (the oldest time "shell"). Then I worked forward in time until the farthest in the future, reading shell by shell. It has only the one section in the very middle of the book; and it has the most challenging language! I will be rereading it, because it is fascinating on so many levels!

      I have my heater on right now, and a microwaved teddybear warming my bed! Have a good evening!

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  2. Pfft hate snow wish it would go, great captures though. Poor bunny has no where to go, hopefully it can really hop. But then maybe the zebra snow will make sure it doesn't flop.

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    1. You really live the rhyming life, Pat! Your comment made me chuckle! I'm going to have to start thinking in rhyme!

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  3. Oh, that last shot is magnificent! And I like the wee bunny too.

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    1. Thank you, Debra! I went out with my camera for a walk late in the afternoon and spotted the fence shadows on the way home. I was blown away by them and found myself walking through wet snow above the tops of my boots to snap the shadows. It was so much fun! And that bunny was so darling. Have a good one!

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  4. Beautiful, beautiful pictures! Sigh, all that bright snow.. and that sweet little bunny managed to look quite cozy!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words B&R! That little bunny was as snug as a bug in a rug close to the sunlit wall and blanketed in snow. It hung out for a while, and then it was gone! I hope you had a good weekend ~ mini vacation, if I'm remembering right!

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  5. Beautiful images! And I love that little bunny! So cute.

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    1. Hi Martha! I had a fun day tromping around in the snow in the early morning and in the late afternoon. It's impossible to stay in on a beautiful day, even if it is cold. I have a passion for taking bunny pics! My husband rolled his eyes and said, "Another rabbit." In defense of him, he has seen many, many bunny photos ~ but this is the cutest ever, I think! Enjoy your day!

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    1. Thanks, Keith! I couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted the bunny. It was quite happy hanging out in the sun, sheltered from the wind. I think it has a hole somewhere near the wall to retreat into. I hope that your morning is going well!

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  7. Hello Louise,
    Great pictures, I never seen fuzzy snow either!! Keep warm!
    Ivan

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    1. Hi Ivan! Thank you ~ I'm staying warm! I hope that you are back to 100% ~ under the weather is no fun! Take care!

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  8. Jeesh, Fundy, didn't we have this talk about your Colorado weather already?? It is lovely looking at your beautiful pictures of what it looks like AFTER the storm, but we're expecting it to roll into Ontario tonight! Oh well, I guess we'll just send it on over to the coast and they'll blame us, ha ha. By the way what are muleys?

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    1. Hi Francie!
      Somehow your comment popped up between Ivan's and my reply to him. So I deleted his and redid it!. There are so many mysteries to blogging that I'm working my way through by trial and error!

      There's been a lot of talk, Francie, about the Colorado weather. We get blamed a lot! I love a good blizzard as long as people and critters don't die in it. The roads were clear and dry within 24 hours, thanks to all the solar heating yesterday. Stay safe tonight!

      Muleys are mule deer ~ different from the white-tailed deer that are common in the east. They have big ears ~ hence the name mule deer. But we just call them muleys.

      I have done several posts on muleys because I love all things natural history. Here are a couple of links with some information that I posted, if you have the time and inclination:

      http://selkiegrey4.blogspot.com/2013/01/hungry-neighbors.html

      http://selkiegrey4.blogspot.com/2013/01/points-galore.html

      http://selkiegrey4.blogspot.com/2012/11/along-piney-creek.html

      Have a great day!

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  10. Wow, that zebra snow photo is DIVINE! What a great, great shot! I also love the fuzzy muleys...and the sweet bunny. I love snow and you've captured some great shots here....wish I could take a snowy little walk!

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  11. Hi Audrey! Thank you for your kind comments! I've lived here seven years, and yesterday was the first time I was standing in the right place at the right time ~ I looked toward the fence and WHOA! You never know what you'll find ~ there's magic and beauty all around you all the time! I would love for you to be here, and we could take a walk and share the snow and critters with your daughters! Have a good day!

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  12. Wasn't it beautiful yesterday? Today, not so much. Love the bunny. We have tons of them at the ranch. They're after any little scrap of hay, and there's lots of hay scraps here.

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    1. Hi Terry! I loved the bunny too! We have tons of them here also. Last summer one of our neighbors was threatening to shoot them with a BB gun. I'm glad he's wintering in Arizona. He can stay there! Today is not a gorgeous Colorado day. It's the pits! Stay warm and dry!

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  13. Looooouuuuise!

    You are so LUCKY!!!!

    Look at all that beautiful white snow and all the different aspects. Love the fuzzy snow crystals and the bunny. I bet Ivan has a great recipe for that little munchkin just kiddin'!!

    Now maybe your state will have enough water for the spring and summer. I know you need it.

    Ron

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    1. Hi Ron! Ivan doesn't get to come near that little bunny! He'd have to get past me! We need much more snow that this. Terry is worried about her pastures! And my friend Nancy about the price of hay! They're just the start.

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