Late Afternoon Snow

snowing hard

It wasn’t a big snow, by any measure…

cherry tree snow

A quarter-inch, at best.

tall reeds snow

But it was lovely, while it lasted…

hydrangea snow

Sugar-dusted flowers.

holly snow

Snow-capped leaves.

January 28, 2013 4 pm

And the silence that only snow can bring.

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31 thoughts on “Late Afternoon Snow

    • You don’t often have snow, do you? This winter and last have been very mild for us. Normally, we’ve had a foot or so by this time (not all at once), and I’m sick of it. This year, it’s been very pretty, and hasn’t snarled traffic…it can snow a little more, as long as it behaves! πŸ™‚

  1. The silence, Marie. That’s what I miss most about our suddenly snowless Winters. Taking Max for a walk around midnight following a snowstorm. Everything is still and even the most minuscule of sounds seem to carry for blocks.
    Of course, that means that for miles people can hear Max romping in the snow and barking at absolutely nothing. But never mind that. πŸ™‚

    • I can imagine…I’m only good for the noise of the city for a few days at a time, so the loss of the snow-silence must be felt.
      Wait – did you just say you walk Max at MIDNIGHT? In Chicago? You’re a brave man… πŸ˜‰

  2. I wish I was there, you know I wouldn’t have come inside. When my husband and I were living in Copenhagen, every time it snowed I would make him go out in it with me and our first daughter, she was only a baby then. I love your photos, and that last thing you said, I could hear it.

    • It’s such a beautiful thing – the silence of a snowfall. Even the traffic on the road that I usually hear at that time of day is gone.
      Glad to share – hope it helped you cool off a bit, if only in memory πŸ™‚

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