Feb 11, 2010

Morning After a Snow Fall




 



This morning I gazed at the apple orchard as I drank my coffee.  The sun had risen to about 20 degrees above the horizon and cast a lovely light upon the trees and barn.  Finally the coffee started doing it's thing and I realized that I was just sitting there when I could be out in the cold taking a shot or two before the scene changed... the rest of my coffee could wait!

 



  



  


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34 comments:

Protege said...

Absolutely stunning. What I like about these is the light. I recognize it, as the light is returning here and our landscape looks similar.
The last shot is my favorite , as it is so full of colours, despite the snow.
Stay warm.:)
xo
Zuzana

PS: My verification word is *ensam* which means *alone* in Swedish.;)
How appropriate...

Sylvia K said...

What magnificent captures, Mark! The light, the colors and just breathtaking! What a great sight to see first thing in the morning!! Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

mj said...

Perfect timing on the orchard photos. You caught it in just the right light. I love to look at snow photos when they belong to someone else. I am quite tired of our snow here in SW Colorado.... I'm so ready for something besides white and sparkle. Bring on those springtime blossoms and that green, green grass!
Yes, I do have a touch of those wintertime blahs.

Renee said...

Breathtaking and so serene. The blues, the yellows, the texture. Nice!

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! the top two look like paintings. beautiful!
I love the barn too.

KaHolly said...

There's no denying that these scenes were photo worthy, and good for you for being at the right place at the right time! Picture #3 is postcard perfect, and almost makes me like snow. Okay, I admit, snow IS pretty. ~karen

madcobug said...

Beautiful shots! Helen

overtiredmum said...

Just lovely - but very glad the snow hasn't made it this far yet! Hope your coffee didn't get too cold xo

Spiderdama said...

Beautiful! Looks like an adventure:-)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful winter sunrise shots. Loved the yellow glow of sunlight in the first image.

Tunes Photo said...

Winther wonderland! So beautiful.

Jane said...

Great series of shots, and wow I love the previous weeks, Mark:)

eileeninmd said...

Simply stunning! The scenery of the orchard and the colors of the sky are just beautiful. Fantastic captures!

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like the last picture very much. The color really pops against the white snow.

ewok1993 said...

I'm glad the blogger in you prevailed and went out to show us this beautiful scene.

Ania said...

Great shots, especially that row of trees. There's a lot of warmth in these winter scenes.

Lene said...

Great wintershots :)

Johnny Nutcase said...

glad you bid the coffee farewell for a few minutes and got outside when you did - beautiful morning sky! Great photos!

Al said...

Incredible shots. As an ex-Long-Islander (Centerport), I'm very glad I've discovered your wonderful blog.

Light and Voices said...

These photographs speak to my heart and soul. Nice job!
Joyce, IL, USA

Lianne said...

that's a beautiful winter landscape :)

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Eaglesbrother said...

Wonderful captures...glad you braved the cold to get them.

Stay warm.

Nishant said...

, I'm very glad I've discovered your wonderful blog.

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Tarun Mitra said...

Simply breathtaking..loved the sheets of ice..

Regina said...

Another amazing scenes!

enjoy the weekend.

The Weaver of Grass said...

How can snow be so irritating to move around in, so freezing cold - and yet so very beautiful.

Pearl Maple said...

Beautiful collection of images celebrating the season and sky watch friday.

ksdoolittle said...

Hi Mark, it's me, karen (kaholly) from my Cape Breton blog! Taking another look at your post today, and your amazing pictures! Hope you have a nice weekend! ~karen

theoldboathouse said...

Hi Mark, thanks for stopping by and saying hello. These images are so amazing I have goose bumps...so amazing..so much beauty, they are overflowing...have a wonderful weekend, cheers from OZ Katherine

Lily Robinson said...

More jigsaws! Am I obsessing? Awesome photos! I love the morning and evening light for winter pictures.

TC said...

OMG, you take wonderful photos that are so beautiful but the first two may be my favorites of all time.

Has anyone used stunning yet? We will try that adjective.

Gunsside Norway said...

Lovely winter shots, and it sure looks cold ;)

namaki said...

they look like Christmas cards .... so bright colours !!

jeannette stgermain said...

The apple orchard in snow -amazingly beautiful! Van Gogh painted the apple orchards several times, and for the Dutch (I'm one) they are the favorite paintings.