Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

More Snow!

January 30, 2022

Since the last post, I’ve been out with the camera three times, catching all the snow I can (through the lens). I think we’ve had at least a little snowfall every day this week. Since I’ve had to drive very little, and someone else does all the shoveling, I’ve done nothing but enjoy it.

1 When the sky wasn’t white, it was grey with a smudge of wintry sun.

2 Our poor old corkscrew willow is enhanced by snow on its larger branches.

3 When the snows started, last Sunday, our trees with berries (or are these crabapples?) were teeming with robins.

4 Dried weeds can be more appealing than green ones.

5 Snow-topped teasels resemble cotton bolls.

6 The benches around Heiser Pond may have a long wait for company.





11 Some of the plant stems (I think these are sedges) visible from our Troll Bridge are still green.

16 responses

  1. I applaud your images and your efforts to get them (even if you didn’t drive or shovel much). I’m afraid I am much more of a fair-weather photographer as I abhor the cold…..brrrrr…..anything much below about 35 and I’m done.


    January 30, 2022 at 5:31 PM

    • Thank you, Johnny. I’m always surprised that when winter gets under way I can actually adjust, at least for half an hour.


      January 30, 2022 at 8:11 PM

  2. It’s good you got more chances to play with the snow. I like the scraggliness of your corkscrew willow. The robins in #3, apparently puffed up against the cold, add welcome touches of color to the picture. #9 presents a nice brown/white panorama.

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    January 30, 2022 at 6:28 PM

    • The robins looked so different from their usual selves that I wasn’t sure what birds these were until I downloaded and zoomed in to 100 percent. Most of the seed pods in #9 are if the marshmallow plant. Glad you like the photo, Steve.


      January 30, 2022 at 8:15 PM

  3. Sandy Siebenschuh

    Beautiful, Linda. I especially love the looks of the teasels.

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    January 30, 2022 at 8:45 PM

    • Thanks, Sandy. I know they are invasives, but I do enjoy the look of teasels, snow covered or not.


      January 30, 2022 at 8:52 PM

  4. Fine set, Linda! Love those rows, as in 8 and 9.

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    January 31, 2022 at 5:01 AM

    • Thanks, Harrie. Because the rows are growing at the edge of the pond, it’s easy to isolate them.


      January 31, 2022 at 3:13 PM

  5. I’m so happy to see your winter photos, Linda. Our temperatures have been extremely cold here so I’ve not gone out to enjoy the season as I would like. this is a fine set and I really like the second to last photo. Nice work.

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    January 31, 2022 at 10:23 AM

    • Thank you, Ken. The snow is still around but not as beautiful as it was earlier. I guess we’re supposed to have a snow storm Thursday. If it’s over the next day, I’ll have to see how it changed things. That is, if it’s not too cold.


      January 31, 2022 at 3:16 PM

  6. The negative space shapes between the twigs in #1 are interesting – I like the way you saw this scene. Corkscrew willows are great but those common oaks (I think they’re oaks) have their own beauty. I love the puffed-up robins in the tree. Their color never looks better than it does in snow. Just that smudge of warmth. The teasels do look like cotton. 🙂 There’s a nice sort of formal beauty to the benches beside the pond. #8 is my favorite. Just this, it says, but then there’s a pleasant hint of humans in the upper corner. I love those quick brushstrokes in #10, too. Happy scribbling. The last image has grace – and how interesting it is to see the green stems. Thanks for the snowy tour!

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    February 1, 2022 at 3:04 PM

  7. The color of the robins’ feathers is much lighter here than usual. I’m sure that’s because fluffing up the feathers reveals more of the white underneath parts. I’m never sure about allowing the hint of human in my nature photos, so I’m glad you like it in #8. The brushstrokes in #10 are like calligraphy, aren’t they. Thanks for all your comments, Lynn.

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    February 1, 2022 at 8:35 PM

    • I think you’re right about the reason the robin’s feathers look lighter. It’s pretty against the snow and I suppose the deeper, normal color of a breeding-plumage robin against the grass is nice, too. But I like this more. Maybe we should both allow humans or human-built things into our photographs a little more often. 😉

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      February 2, 2022 at 1:36 PM

      • Hm. I don’t know about allowing more humans and human-built things into my photographs—with the exception of dumpsters and the like. 😉

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        February 2, 2022 at 5:06 PM

  8. Fantastic photographs. Beautiful.


    February 16, 2022 at 1:49 AM

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