This week in pictures: Snow, snow and more snow

by DaniGirl on January 5, 2013 · 3 comments

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We’ve received so much snow in the past couple of weeks that it’s hard to believe we had none on the ground in mid-December. We’ve had a lot of fun getting out and playing in it this week!

A few of you have been by to see how well the front yard works as a photo studio in the summer, but did you know during the winter months it moonlights as a toboggan hill? (I love my semi-rural life only a wee bit more than I love my w-i-d-e angle lens that stretches and distorts things, making close seem closer and far seem further.)

Front yard sledding-2

I drive by these snowy trees almost every day and I finally stopped one day to try to capture the interesting contrast of white snow on dark branches that kept catching my eye. Apparently I did not learn my lesson last week, but was at least smart lucky enough to not get stuck this time.

Wintry road

We also had a lot of fun outside building snowmen during our winter break. I picked up a snowman “kit” on sale at the grocery store and I gotta tell you, it’s paid for itself in fun already. I shared one photo in my how to add snow in Photoshop post, but here’s the full series:

Snowman fun

Snowman fun-2

Snowman fun-3

Snowman portrait

Snowman fun-5

(I love how the snowman has a smile that seems to turn into a frown in the one where Lucas is staring him down! And you’ll see the perils of adding snow to your photos in post production – you kind of have to be willing to commit for the full series!)

And, while we were on our snowman kick, we made a mini-one too! He has peppercorns for eyes, mouth and buttons, in case you were wondering. šŸ™‚


After all that snowman building, this is kind of how I felt: “Ever have one of those days when you’re just riding on fumes?”

You know those days you feel like you're running on fumes? Ya, me neither.

Last but certainly not least, this week of course included new year’s day. I took a shot last year that we decided to carry on as an annual tradition. Here’s the 2012 shot:

Happy 2012!

And here’s the 2013 shot.

Hello 2-0-1-3!

Lots of changes in just one year, eh?

Happy new year to all of you, and may 2013 be a joyful year full of beauty and fun for everyone!

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah January 6, 2013 at 11:44 am

love the last shots Dani..great idea i will steal next year for my family ! on the 1st day of school I always have the boys hold up the number of the grade they are entering with their fingers and i love those shots!

2 DaniGirl January 7, 2013 at 7:27 am

Oh Sarah that’s so clever about the fingers for the grade they’re in. Consider it a trade – the year fingers for the grade fingers! šŸ˜‰

3 valerie January 7, 2013 at 2:35 pm

Love what your lens does to your yard. I KNOW it’s not quite that big! šŸ™‚

Love the mini snowman, too – peppercorns are a great idea. For sure going to show the kids that one.

How did your big snowman fare the couple of dumps we’ve had since? Sarah keeps trying to dig ours out, but I think he’s up to his waist now.

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