Fashionista Winter

Just like a fashionable person, Winter creates great lines and wears “winter white” and its accessories well.

I usually go out for the newspaper about 5:30 in the morning.  On a Winter morning when there is snow on the ground, it is beautifully silent and almost cozy feeling.  And there is something so fascinating about untouched snow, as on this walk to our front door.

In the Summer, I put red geraniums in this pot and its partner on the other side of the driveway.  But in the Winter it’s always a challenge to keep them from looking drab.  So I now put artificial evergreen wreaths on top of them with a little black filigree lantern in the middle.  It’ll do, but it’ll never match the pretty geraniums.

We have these door mats outside a couple of doors, and they are sooo not able to do their job when there is this much snow!

The untouched snow on the driveway early in the morning with just the first inkling of sunrise in the distance.

In no time at all, we will be done with Winter.  I’m going to enjoy it while it lasts.  That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

19 Responses to Fashionista Winter

  1. Amy Ostrowski says:

    So peaceful!

  2. Cheryl says:

    Your pictures are beautiful but I am tired of the fashionable winter white….I am so ready for fashionable spring green!!!!! 🙂

  3. Hilary says:

    Oh it does look lovely. I love the perspective in the first image, and your artistic ideas for your planters. It makes them look wonderful with that dusting of snow. Even your mats are stylish.

  4. C. Beth says:

    Untouched snow is just SO beautiful. I’m glad to live in a warm climate…but I’m glad to enjoy photos from bloggers like you! 🙂

  5. Linda says:

    These are beautiful, Sandy. Night shots are difficult, but you’ve captured them beautifully. Nicely done.

  6. Sandra says:

    Amy — That’s the feeling I was trying to share. Thank you for getting it! 🙂

    Cheryl — This winter will definitely make us appreciate Spring. 😉

    Hilary — Thank you. I always appreciate that you look for the best in anything I do. Truly a gift, my friend.

    Beth — A nice way to get to enjoy the snow — from afar!

    Linda — Thank you. You are a great encourager for my photography (my mom always did like you — maybe she sensed a kindred spirit in photography). 🙂

  7. brian miller says:

    love the light and shadow in the first couple pics…congrats on the potw

  8. Beautiful, I sense the coziness. Congrats on your POTW.

  9. Chrissy says:

    you enjoy this winter, I’m ready for it to be done! These sub-zero days are getting to me! I guess I should say sub-zero nights, cause that’s what I’m out in! Gad your weathering it well, cause I’m not! I’m whining and complaining the whole way, CHICAGO STYLE!!

  10. Not easy to get night pictures, but you’ve certainly done it beautifully! Congrats on POTW!

  11. Sandra says:

    Brian, thank you. 🙂

    Elizabeth — That’s exactly the way it feels — a still, silent world coziness. Thank you.

    Chrissy — You’re allowed a little whining and complaining, because you have to WORK in it. It’s easy for me to enjoy it because I have the option of staying in.

    Ethel Mae — Thank you. 🙂

  12. Anvilcloud says:

    I came from Hilary’s to enjoy your morning with you — even if it’s afternoon when I read it.

    The AC is On

  13. Sandra says:

    Thank you, Anvilcloud, for sharing my favorite time of the day with me! 🙂

  14. carlahoag says:

    Really lovely photos, Sandra. I especially liked what you did with the flower pot – a nice bit of winter cheer.

  15. Sandra says:

    Thanks, Carla. Better than just dirt, I guess. 🙂

  16. I absolutely love these pretty winter pictures. Just stunning. : ) Have a wonderful weekend!

  17. Sandra says:

    Thank you, LwK. I hope your weekend is wonderful too. 🙂

  18. land of shimp says:

    They’re lovely shots and very peaceful. It almost looks like sand, doesn’t it? Everyone else all snug in their houses, dreaming of thaws and you are outside exploring the new, distant White Planet where nothing stirs and everything waits and watches.

    That’s what it looks like, really. As if the quiet, undisturbed snow is bearing witness to the early morning hours. Gathering up secrets it will never tell but that you happened upon and shared 🙂

  19. Sandra says:

    LofS — What a beautiful commentary for my pics! You’ve really captured the feel. Thank you.

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