Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sugar Coated Sunday

"The first fall of snow is not only an event, it is a magical event.  You go to bed in one kind of world and wake up in another quite different, and if this is not enchantment then where is it to be found?"
-- J. B. Priestley

Our first significant snowfall was to occur this weekend.  They were predicting an accumulation of 4 to 6 inches.  Instead, it spit snow off and on Saturday, and on Sunday we awoke to this magical, sparkling, sugar-coated world.

As the sun burnt through the fog, it began to heat up the snowy ground, and large billows of steam began to rise; creating another, almost surreal world where grazing ewes and newly shorn ewe lambs became mere shadows, spirits moving through the rising mist.


  1. how lovely. we are winter fans here (at least until mid February where one feels worn down by it) and just had the tiniest first frost (which promptly killed all the basil I forgot to pick). It does lend the earth a feeling of old world magic. Your photos capture that so well.

  2. This is indeed, Enchantment. cheers Marie

  3. We've had our first snow as well, a skiff but still a snow. It was lovely!