Wednesday Vignette – the white stuff

Well, whaddya know – it SNOWED!!! Just as I was thinking this was probably it for this year. We had a white Christmas, but other than that, it has been a frightfully mild winter so far. More to show us that he still has it in him than anything else, I think, King Winter unleashed a wet, gloppy few inches on us. Temps are hovering right at freezing, schools have been canceled, and I figured if I don’t take pictures now when it’s fresh, I won’t get any – it’s so wet. I’m enjoying it while it lasts!

I just had to turn the lights on to see how they’d light up all that white stuff.



About annamadeit

I was born and raised in Sweden, By now, I have lived almost as long in the United States. The path I’ve taken has been long and varied, and has given me a philosophical approach to life. I may joke that I’m a sybarite, but the truth is, I find joy and luxury in life’s simple things as well. My outlook on life has roots in a culture rich in history and tradition, and I care a great deal about environmental stewardship. Aesthetically, while drawn to the visually clean, functional practicality and sustainable solutions that are the hallmarks of modern Scandinavia, I also have a deep appreciation for the raw, the weathered, and the worn - materials that tell a story. To me, contrast, counterpoint, and diversity are what makes life interesting and engaging. Color has always informed everything I do. I’m a functional tetrachromat, and a hopeless plantoholic. I was originally trained as an architect working mostly on interiors, but soon ventured outside - into garden design. It’s that contrast thing again… An interior adrift from its exterior, is like a yin without a yang. My firm conviction that everything is connected gets me in trouble time and time again. The world is a big place, and full of marvelous distractions, and offers plentiful opportunities for inquiry and exploration. I started writing to quell my constant queries, explore my discoveries, and nurture my curiosity. The Creative Flux was started in 2010, and became a catch-all for all kinds of intersecting interests. The start of Flutter & Hum at the end of 2013 marks my descent into plant nerd revelry. I occasionally contribute to other blogs, but those two are my main ones. For sure, topics are all over the map, but then again - so am I! Welcome to my blogs!
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22 Responses to Wednesday Vignette – the white stuff

  1. Pauline says:

    So glad you did turn the lights on – it looks magical!

  2. Gosh. We can see how wet it is

  3. Tina says:

    Beautiful! Here in Austin, we’ve had 3 snowfalls this winter, though the “heaviest” (about a half-inch) was technically in autumn (early December). Still, it was nice to get some as in these past two decades, it’s mostly ice storms that happen. I was wearing shorts yesterday; today, it’s back in the 4o’s!

    • annamadeit says:

      I remember that early one – I was stunned! Never realized it can snow down where you are… These temperature rollercoasters are so strange – and probably really hard on both plants and animals. My mom in Ohio said it shot up to 77 yesterday, then back down to 40.

      • Tina says:

        Actually, one of the changes in our weather patterns over the past couple of decades is that we don’t get snow every third year, or so. We’ve mostly endured ice storms, which are a drag. Our temps are currently like your mom’s in Ohio: 73 yesterday, 40 today!

        • annamadeit says:

          So, how often do you get snow, if not every third year?

          • Tina says:

            The last snow flurries I remember (at my house in Central Austin) occured 21 years ago; both my children were pre-schoolers. We’ve received heavy snowfalls, mostly light dustings. In 1985, there were 3 “heavy” snowfalls, all 5-6 inches. What fun that was!!

  4. Peter Herpst says:

    It’s so beautiful, especially with the lights on! Here it snowed all day but didn’t accumulate and now it’s just clear and cold.

  5. Kris P says:

    Wonderful contrast between the black and white scenery and your colorful lights! I thought we’d fast-forwarded into summer a few weeks ago but winter’s paid us another visit too. We got hail! Here’s my post:

  6. I’m so over it! But then you know I don’t share your joy of the white gunk…

  7. Alison says:

    My own WV is a snow picture, from our weekend snow. We got a couple of inches, which still has not melted. No one will ever convince me to like snow.

  8. tonytomeo says:

    After a dreadfully dry winter, and record breaking warmth, we had a hailstorm today, and might get a slight bit of snow on the mountaintops. (It does not snow down here.)

  9. FlowerAlley says:

    Your lights are lovely in snow.

  10. hb says:

    Beautiful shots, especially in b&w.

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