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Blizzard of 2015

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hello Juno

our dinner guest

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hot cocoa break

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Snow storm Juno roared in and left us with 34 inches of light fluffy snow
nice gift, huh?
But seriously, it is the season and I actually think snowless winters are rather boring
By then end of February, I’ll be wishing it all away
but right now, I’m loving the beautiful blanketed landscape and the wonderful quietness it brings.

“It’s being here now that’s important. There’s no past and there’s no future. Time is a very misleading thing. All there is ever, is the now. We can gain experience from the past, but we can’t relive it; and we can hope for the future, but we don’t know if there is one.”
~ George Harrison

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Did you know that January 21st was Squirrel Appreciation Day?

A big thank you to The National Wildlife Federation for including my photo in their recentΒ article.

43 thoughts on “Blizzard of 2015

  1. Pat

    From sunny Florida, I kept feeling the wonder and excitement of a heavy snowfall. There is such magic in it. I love the photo of the dear – the colors are beautiful.

  2. Fabio

    Congratulations Susan for the photo published on the Wildlife organization blog! Congratulations also for this beautiful series on the blizzard of 2015! Excellent photos, as always! They are special and all of them show your special touch. It is something that no software can provide. Bravo, my friend! πŸ™‚

  3. LB

    Jealousy and envy are not great attributes, but that’s what I am after viewing this post! I love winter and big snows, and we’ve barely had a flake this year. I’m quite bummed actually.
    At least I can view your incredible photography.

  4. Joe

    Wow Susan you really did get hammered up there but it is beautiful. We got about 18-24 inches on the island so I guess we dodged a bullet. The images are gorgeous Susan.

  5. Sherry Galey

    I am so glad to live my winter through your pictures. They are so beautiful. Having lived in Canada almost all my life I’ve experienced a lot of huge snowfalls — and they are magical — but yours was really something!

  6. Beverly

    Well, Susan, I’m in agreement with LB. We’ve had nearly no snow this winter, after last year’s feast and unrelentless snows. I love being snowed indoors and enjoying the quietness that comes with heavy snows. Love your photos today…the deer is a cutie. Stay safe, warm and comfortable inside!

  7. mk

    Wow, that is a whole big bunch of snow. Beautiful! I recall the first time I witnessed a morning after a snowfall (at age 13). I was awed by the quiet.

  8. Sheila

    I’m loving it too! I always wonder about the squirrels and the birds out there during blizzards like this. That’s good to know that squirrels can find food under a foot of snow, but I’ll have to make it easier for them and will put some food out on top of the snow for squirrel appreciation day.

  9. Sarah Longes - Mirador Design

    Ha ha! The table photo is classic! Beautiful deer πŸ™‚ It snowed for about 10 mins this afternoon and I got very excited for a bit. It’s all gone sludgy now and will just be ice come tomorrow morning 😦 Last winter was snowless for us and I really hope we do have some real winter weather soon!

  10. gina

    You really know how to celebrate winter in your images — making it look like a lovely season to experience. I love the table and chairs — wonderful picture! I wish you’d send some snow this way, as our mountains have almost none and we will not have any water next spring if we don’t get snow up there.

  11. Ida P. Krause

    My oh my that is a lot of snow! – I feel for everyone who has to endure all that snow. It’s pretty to look at but oh so hard to get around in. I must say that shot of the deer is absolutely stunning.

  12. SuzyHazelwood

    Wow, that’s a great pile of snow on that garden furniture!!! I haven’t seen snow that deep since I was a child. Doesn’t seem to snow that much in the part of England where I live – which is a bonus! Congratulations on having your picture published in the magazine – exciting! πŸ˜€

  13. Lisa Gordon

    I completely agree with you about the snowless winters!
    However, it is WELL below 0 here today, and I most definitely could do without that. πŸ™‚
    We got very little in the way of snow this week. Just a few inches.

    That deer is such a beauty, and she looks very well-fed.

    Have a great weekend, Susan!

  14. Looking Out The Window

    I live in the high desert and not often but sometimes I crave a blizzard like I used to see when I lived in the Midwest and east. It is cold and dry here and frankly if we got 12 inches of snow fall in a single setting, let alone 34 we would be paralyzed for weeks. Thanks for posting photos

  15. Looking Out The Window

    I live in the high desert and not often but sometimes I crave a blizzard like I used to see when I lived in the Midwest and east. It is cold and dry here and frankly if we got 12 inches of snow fall in a single setting, let alone 34 we would be paralyzed for weeks. Thanks for posting photos

  16. Cheryl

    susan all of these images are so beautiful…my favorite is the deer…I think we live close enough to each other to understand this lovely snow…although winters here can seem a bit long, they certainly are beautiful after a lovely snow storm.

  17. Sandra

    I love the atmosphere that snow creates, especially out in the country. Lovely images! Here in the city, fresh snow is pretty and then the traffic and the snowploughs ruin its pristine quality! It snowed all night and is still snowing now! I love that we experience four different seasons and winter has such charm!

  18. roughwighting

    Love seeing our new NE territory through your eyes (lens), Susan. I found the blizzard exciting, beautiful, but a bit daunting. I can’t say I was disappointed when my guy and I flew out for our sunny, warm westward vacation before today’s new storm arrived. Bet you’re cozy and warm inside.
    Love the George Harrison quote too – never saw that one before.

  19. mountaincoward

    That poor deer wondering where its food has gone!

    I like some snow in winter although we don’t get much in England – it wouldn’t be winter without it. But we tend to get rain and then it freezes so it’s lethal getting around – not so keen on that!
    Carol.

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