Thursday, December 10, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I was turning off the lights
 preparing to retire for the evening,
when my mind cried, 'Oh no you don't! 
Not until you take a couples of shots.'
So I chose a bottle of scotch from the shelf and
took a couple of swigs.
No.....not really.
I put on my boots
grabbed my camera
and ventured out on the deck
to take a few shots of
the wonderland outside.
Below are three of my captures.
Scotch could never impart
the awe and wonder
of this magical cascade of blessings from above.

P.S.  Thanks to Sneaky Momma (Jill) at Sneaky Momma Blog Design Tips for the instructions on how to put snow on a blog.  Linda, from Living in The Eastern Woodlands first gave me hints on how to 'acquire' snow, but I took the easy way when I saw Jill had a post on how to do it.  Thanks Linda and Jill.  I love how the falling snowflakes add to my post today!


  1. wew...!very nice !! good lauck Bonny !!!

  2. Such beauty Bonnie! The snow falling, the pine trees covered with snow – a pure enchantment. Your post is a true winter winterland!

  3. oh so beautiful...i am glad you took the time to take a couple shots for us...drunk on the magic of snow. and that tree is amazing!

  4. Oh, it's heaven! Pure simple beauty!

  5. Wow Bonnie. I love that first picture and the snow on your blog is very fun.

  6. Oh, Bonnie! Those pictures are absolutely stunning! The falling snow seems to bring them to life. :)
    Thanks so much for including a link to my blog in your post. I REALLY appreciate it!

  7. What amazing shots! the pics, not the whiskey! They are Christmas card perfect.....

    Happy Holidays!


  8. Hi Bonnie-

    I so love WInter so these pictures are so beautiful and so magical for me. "Thank you" SO much for sharing your gifts that brings such joy to somany.

    And may I ask, how do you get the snow to fall across your blog. I would love that on mine.

    Love Gail

  9. Gail: I give the link under the 3rd photograph. Just click on it here and Jill at Sneaky Momma Blog Design Tips gives the step by step instructions on how to do it. Good luck!

  10. OMG, how beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing. Love & Blessings!

  11. Oh Bonnie what stunning shots!! Sooo beautiful! I just love watching it snow!
    I have snow on my photo blog much it!!!! Hugs, Sarah

  12. I love the snowflakes falling on your blog too. Better there than outside my window. . . though the snow scenes outside your window are gorgeous.

  13. OOOOHHHH - the photos are so pretty and I absolutely LOVE that it's snowing on your blog!!

  14. A true winter wonderland - beautiful!

  15. Ahhhh, they mosts certainly do. Snow and Christmas just go hand in hand for me. Love the great North this time of year!! Don't ask me about how I feel come the end of January however :)

    Thanks for the peek... very peaceful and pretty photos.

  16. So absolutely beautiful! We don't have snow where I live...

  17. Oh, Bonnie! A winter wonderland! Simply gorgeous!
    and the snow...I could have showed you how to do that ~ easily! It does make a 'sweet' effect, huh?!

    My girl on my page, she's very happy to be dancing in the soft light snowfall...:)

    I think you may add excellent photographer to your lists of accomplishments! Great photos!
    Calli xo

  18. Hi Bonnie,
    Sooo Beautiful! It sure is a winter wonderland. I like how you have the snowflakes coming down on your blog. How did you do that?
    Stay warm.

  19. i haven't braved the still blowing stormy snowy evenings to head out and get anything prettiful like these lovely pics bonnie! good for you. lucky for us. steven

  20. The photos are magical, Bonnie, especially with the falling snow.

    And that Linda is quite a gal too! But then maybe I'm biased.

  21. Such beautiful shots! I love how they have just a touch of color. Thanks for the tip on the falling snow. I'm off to try to do the same thing! :-)

  22. Magical! You have the most amazing back yard ever. The snow is so beautiful. (And cute on your blog background, too!) Although, I feel a shot or so of Scotch would be entirely justified. I'm just sayin'... Brrrrr!
    Stay warm! xoxo B

  23. As a teetotal, I couldn't agree more. These shots surpass any alcoholic drink.

    Greetings from London.

  24. Your images here are wonderful, Bonnie.

    I noticed the snow falling on your blog last time you posted but somehow I could not get a message through to you. My screen kept hopping all over the place and I thought that perhaps your snow was actually a glitch in the machine. But all seems well now.

    We only get to read about wonderlands like this here in Melbourne, Australia.

    My parents who migrated to Australia from Holland in the fifties would have chosen to go to Canada but the vacancies were closed.

    And so I often think I could have been born there rather than here and wonder what different sort of person I might be - Canadian rather than Australian.

    Then I too, like you, could enjoy the snow.

  25. Those photos are just beautiful Bonnie, and I LOVE your snow!

  26. Bonnie, those photographs are absolutely breathtaking. Thank you for sharing them.

    (Love the snow on your blog...!)


  27. gorgeous, Bonnie!
    the photos are very beautiful, I am glad you decided to take them rather than go for the Scotch.
    Our snow has been falling as rain for weeks until yesterday, when we got the first clear, sunny day. Like you I rushed into the garden for a shot or two.I think blogging is making me look at nature with a much more careful eye. I wouldn't take half the photos I take now if I weren't blogging.

    By the way, did you treat yourself to that warming indoor shot as well?

  28. Peaceful and exciting at once!

  29. You could you these pics as your Christmas Card. Wonderful and very seasony..

  30. They are beautiful Bonnie.

    Thank you for your words, that is it exactly.

    Love Renee xoxoxo

  31. Bonnie, these are lovely photos and the unexpected whimsy of colour makes them extra special. They belong on a Christmas card! Did you do something out of the ordinary to get that exposure or rework them afterwords?

  32. Deborah: The photos were minimally edited in Picasa. I cropped them and added light since they were nightime shots. The exciting surprise for me was how evident the snowflakes were. My intention was to get shots of the blue spruce trees heavy with snow....and I got so much more.

    Thank you for appreciating them everyone!!

  33. Dearest Bonnie,

    You have recreated for us a true Winter Wonderland!!!! So, so beautiful!!! And YES!!! The falling snowflakes are fabulous!! You are so creative!!! What a treat your post today is!!! And your sense of humor is priceless! Love it all!!! Love you! Janine XO

  34. The snow looks almost as dazzling as your photographs! Admiring the snowy trees with the still snow captured, and then seeing the moving snow still falling, gives the viewer a feeling of being on your back deck, Bonnie. It looks real! Thank you for noticing and sharing this wintry night!

  35. Beautiful snowy photos! Almost makes me anxious to head home to Chicago next week for the holidays!


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