Now i'm not one for getting up to much before the sun. I really wouldn't want to take his job. AND even then i'm usually a little groggy. But this morning was so glorious i was the first one to grab a camera (i know,,,, hard to believe.) Even before i got the coffee i was clicking away. It is a little hard to see, but in the upper middle pic above, the little white dot is the setting half moon. The lower right is the sun rising.
|Frosty Window Panes|
A morning that starts out at 12 F degrees is Arctic for the Eastern Shore. Although I'm sure our friends in Alaska and Montana are laughing about now saying "thats balmy." The blowing snow and the ultra chilly air last night gave us a great frost display on the windows this morning. Even the screens on the inside of the storms got some crystal frosting.
Even with all of the wind overnight our pines held onto their lovely frosting. I thought about lighting a nice fire on our meadow patio but about this time i was losing feeling in my hands.
|"How many days till Spring?"|
YEP, even our feathered friends were feeling the chill. I found these guys waiting for breakfast to be brought out by the Princess.
I've always loved the day after a snowfall. The air is so crisp and fresh. The sky so clear and vivid blue. And this morning was no disappointment.
|Morning after sky|
Back lit by the winter sun, even the clouds were dramatic this morning.
This was my second foray out into the frigid morning. I had finally found a pair of gloves that were thin enough to manipulate the camera but still keep my fingers slightly warm. BUT then my zoom decided it had had enough of this and froze up. Thankfully it is not an "Internet Ready" camera. No telling what it might have done.
We hope all of you who got this storm stayed safe and sound and got to enjoy some of natures beauty.
Grenville (Thawing his zoom)