Thursday, 7 February 2008

An Old Fashioned Winter

This is how the back yard looks this morning....

... and this is how it looked six months ago....

Can't wait for Spring to arrive.

28 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Even tho that is a lot of snow, but they are both beautiful

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVE the contrast! That first picture though very snowy, looks so bright and sunny....Maybe the snow will melt away....!
LOVE the Spring look, a lot!

You hit L.A. during the months when the air is frighteningly stagnant....We do have our clean and clear days....NOT as often as I would like, but, Monday surely was one of them!

photowannabe said...

I like the way the shafts of sunlight hit the snow in the first one and the way the snow is piled on top of the birdhouse. Nice composition. You look like you have such an inviting yard to sit in on much more balmy days.
Its almost Grammy time, isn't it?

Vintage to Victorian said...

Love both pics. Can't wait for some lovely sun, but would have enjoyed a little fall of snow this winter!!!!

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bigbikerbob said...

Hi, When you see pictures like these it makes you wonder which is the more beautifull, I love the snow, but hate the cold so I suppose it has to be the Summer for me.

tut-tut said...

I LOVE those chairs!

Old Wom Tigley said...

ah! it is great to look at both...
as it is cold today I long for the sun, but then when the sun comes I will long for the snow.

madretz said...

Don't you just love those sunshiny blue sky snowy days? So beautiful. But after awhile, I'd crave the warmth.

Which do you prefer?

daffy said...

Oh my! It looks like a picture postcard in both seasons! Lovely photographs. :o)

Ming the Merciless said...

Looks like you had A LOT of snow. :-)

It was 69 degrees in NYC yesterday -- unseasonably warm.

dabrah said...

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Craver Vii said...

I like winter. I like the snow and crisp frost. But your picture from six months ago makes me wish it was warm enough to be taking care of the lawn again!

Squirrel said...

Geez... we havne;t gotten a decent snowfall, just all these little 2 inch "storms". Yesterday it was 68 degrees and today almost 50. And guess what? I love snow, I even love snow when it is mid April snow. (We once had a dusting of snow in mid April, so I always use that as my 'end' marker--that Same year just 2 weeks later it was 90 degrees for a week!)

the weather sure is gone crazy.

Squirrel said...

Last summer stretched from May 15th to November 3rd--endless hot dry weather. That is a long time to be parched and worried about the air quality index.
We had water shortages and everyone was sweaty and uncomfortable... air conditioning bills skyrocketed. By October 1st people were saying "I just can't take one more week of these temps---- and still it went on into Nov.

thats how it was in NY last year.

I wish there was more spring and more autumn.

dot said...

I like the snow picture best but both are beautiful.

Annie said...

It serves as a metaphor for the seasons of our lives, doesn't it. Each season brings us something special.

Anonymous said...

Older Son says:

Winter is great and it's a great backyard. I know things.

Peter said...

The perfect winter day and the perfect summer day! We have also the perfect spring day and the perfect autumn day. The problem may be some of the days in between.

Changes in the wind said...

Perfect contrast. How great to see the opposite ends of the spectrum in one flash:)

sheoflittlebrain said...

Both beautiful pictures, but what I really love is the reminder that soon I can be out in the garden playing in the dirt:)

imac said...

Both look beautiful photos.


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meggie said...

Lovely photos. I love the sight of the snow coating everything, but I can imagine you get tired of it eventually!
Nice spring thoughts.

Dogbait said...

The snow one is great. We have the second one all the time. Boring!

Peggy said...

I just love the contrast to both those photos. It's a nice garden whatever the weather!

All I have left to ask is, at what time did you make the snowman? You mean you didn't make a snowman with all that great snow just sitting there? Snowmen are not just for kids you know.

Libbys Blog said...

I bet your yearning for the colour green too, especially that fresh green of spring!

Neva said...

Looks the same here...can't wait for the snow to go...we have lots of months yet before it does.

Fizzy said...

both very beautiful pictures.
We are having a very springy spell at the moment, I have had washing out on the line.
We do not get proper snow though. I like looking at your pictures

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

The contrast certainly makes you think!
Loved the pancake shots on previous post; we eat ours with golden treacle, butter, sugar and lemon juice (brits) can't get enough of a good thing....