Wednesday, November 15, 2017

S is for Snow for abcwednesday Round #21

Brrrr., no we don't have any yet and I do not happily anticipate its arrival.  Snow can be wet, messy, cold and cause hazardous driving conditions. Thankfully we have been preparing and yesterday my winter tires were put on my car.  Snow can be beautiful and exciting (when as a child it is anticipated happily.) In my province we get lots of snow and in the past couple of years kids have had many snowdays , when schools are closed due to hazardous driving conditions or very large snowfalls which makes driving almost impossible.  But first a couple of photos to remind ourselves what I am talking about. Our first snowstorm might look a bit like the first picture. I have titled the picture "a snowy flurry".
The second photo is after much snow has fallen but not a lot.. I think it looks rather beautiful in this picture! But first a couple of photos to show you what I am talking about.
Sometimes however your eyes may deceive you and what you think is snow in the air is not but in reality this next picture is of a group of Snow Buntings flying over a field.  We call these birds Snowbirds
I have included a picture below to show you what a real Snow Bunting looks like,
it has quite a bit of white on it and when flying in s group , it is mostly the white on these birds which are seen.  I love finding a flock of snow Buntings ( locally we call them Snowbirds.
 If you are in the province of Quebec you might think that you are seeing a field with a large amount of snow in it. Actually it could be a flock of Snowgeese that you are watching.  These large geese are mostly all white and I think they are beautiful birds.  Sometimes we see snowgeese in my province of New Brunswick but it not a sight often seen. Below is a picture of a blanket of snow? No, it is a flock of Snowgeese in a field.

Now lets get a closer view of these snowgeese.
Above you can see the whiteness of these snowgeese.
Once I took a picture of a snowgoose in flight and after I downloaded it at home I decided to  make a copy of it and turn it into a wooden decoration. Every winter around Christmas time we put our snowgoose out in a yard as a decoration for the snowy season.
In the picture above to the right is an actual flying snowgoose and to the left  in the insert,is the wooden decoration of the snowgoose we made.
Above is Our own wooden  snowgoose on our yard fence.
So as you can surmise there are a few things that I like about winter and snow, but not too many.  I am linking today to abcwednesday which can be found at sbcwednesday.com

5 comments:

Klara S said...

Wonderful series. You are right, when we were children snow was much more welcomed, but now.... Brrrr....
:-)

carol l mckenna said...

Very creative series of 'snow' ~ which I not ready for yet ~ maybe after Xmas

Happy Week to you,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Su-sieee! Mac said...

I'd love to see a field full of snowgoose and mistake them at first as snow.

ABC Wednesday said...

Its only beautiful to make photo's off

I hate it to... all those slippery roads and streets, brrrrr I always fear to fall whilst letting my dogs out

Have a splendid ABC-Wednes-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
http://melodymusic.nl/21-s

Roger Owen Green said...

Snow showers this past Thursday night, more expected this week.

ROG, ABCW