Friday, November 7, 2008

Winter Wonderland

The Bag Lady wanted to share some winter scenes with you. She went to help the Rancher load some equipment the other day, and while she was waiting for him, she was captivated by the beauty of the season. Well, okay, she was bored thought the sun shining through the snowy trees looked pretty.

Please click on any of the images to enlarge them if they aren't already making you feel chilly enough!







Yesterday the Bag Lady's world was coated with hoar frost. The pictures don't really convey just how pretty everything was.





Even the weeds are sparkling in the sun.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

40 comments:

Reb said...

Lovely photos Sis. Keep that up there a few more days though would ya!

kcinnova said...

Beautiful! I especially like the hoar frost pictures.

We are having a beautiful fall. I just posted a bunch of photos that I took last Friday - come on by and have a look!
The colors here have warmed and darkened a bit with more red tones, but the overall effect is definitely still golden.

MizFit said...

UH OH

is that waiting for me in chicago too??

Sagan said...

So pretty! Hoar frost is one of the most beautiful things in nature.

Yesterday we had our first snowfall of the year. The streets are all slushy now... sighs. It might be November already but I'm still not ready for it to be winter!

the Bag Lady said...

Reb - I'm perfectly willing to share!!

kcinnova - thanks! The hoar frost was really pretty yesterday, but I like the photos on your blog - much warmer-looking! :)

Anyone who wants a peek at some gorgeous photos - click on kcinnova's name and go on a hike with her!

Miz - Oh, I hope Chicago isn't nasty and cold.... have a great time!

Sagan - I'm with you - I'm not ready yet, either!

Leah J. Utas said...

Beautiful winter wonderland pics. I miss winter in the country.

Sarah said...

Beautiful pictures!

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - thanks! It certainly is pretty - undisturbed by humans. There were lots of deer and other animal tracks, though!

Sarah - Thanks!
Lovely to look at,
Lovely to behold,
But if you're out in it
It's really freakin' cold!

Tricia said...

It's so pretty.

When I was in college, it was like that: pretty enough to be a postcard, but cold enough to wish you were somewhere warm.

the Bag Lady said...

Tricia - I've spent my whole life here, wishing I was somewhere else in the winter time!

Hilary said...

Beautiful shots, Baggie.. but I'm SO not ready for that white stuff yet.

the Bag Lady said...

Hilary - neither was I! I wouldn't have minded a few more weeks of warm weather.

tokaiangel said...

Bag Lady you live in a Christmas card!!! I want to dress up in red with a big white beard and ride my sleigh around your ranch :)

Hope you have a fantastic weekend too, what are you doing?

TA x

the Bag Lady said...

TA - We can put antlers on the horses and pretend... Wheeeee!

I live such an exciting, spur-of-the-moment existence, I'm not sure what I'll be doing this weekend! Probably sewing. And cleaning. And all the fun stuff like that. You know, life-on-the-edge kinda stuff.
:)

Missicat said...

How beautiful! I sooo want snow this year. I also want a cabin with a fireplace and unlimited amouts of hot chocolate too...is that too much to ask???

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - no, that doesn't sound like a lot to ask - in fact, it sounds darned good! (Oh, wait, we need someone to split and pack the firewood, and keep us supplied with hot chocolate - preferably with Creme de Menthe in it - and please, please, please, make sure the cabin has electricity and running water, 'kay?)

Missicat said...

Sounds good to me!! Also some Godiva chocolate liquer..or will that be too much chocolate? Or is there such a thing???

Aleta said...

Well, paint me green with envy as we only have evergreens over here and no snow. BEAUTIFUL shots. Gosh, I can't wait until we can go to N. Carolina for our honeymoon in Jan and see SNOW. Your pictures make me want to see it even more! Lucky you!

the Bag Lady said...

Missicat - ooooh, Godiva chocolate liquer - didn't know there was such a thing (I need to get out more!)
And no, there's no such thing as too much chocolate!

Aleta - I hope you see lots of snow on your honeymoon! Makes snuggling so much more fun!

Geosomin said...

Looks so pretty...I suppose I"ll hav eto resign myself to the fact that snow is on the way. I just need the weekend to finish the yard...then it can blow all it wants...Have a good weekend :)

the Bag Lady said...

Geo - hope you get the yard finished! Enjoy your weekend!

GroundedFitness said...

Snow! No fair! Its flooding here in Seattle :(

Kelly Turner
www.groundedfitness.com

the Bag Lady said...

Kelly - oh no! I'd rather have snow than flooding!!
Hope it isn't too serious!

Lucas said...

Beautiful Pics BL. I love people who can enjoy the seasons and not just moan about the cold or the heat or the rain or the humidity or whatever they find to crab about. All seasons are wonderful.

Scrumpy's Baker said...

Absolutely beautiful!

the Bag Lady said...

Lucas - I do moan occasionally, like when it's cold for days and days on end, but for the most part I figure whining about it isn't going to change it!
And it does look pretty, doesn't it?

Thanks, SB - wish I could take credit for it! :)

solarity said...

It's beautiful, and I look forward to looking out the windows at some from beside a roaring stove--AFter I finish moving!

Surely, with enough chocolate electricity and plumbing would become irrelevant?

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Mary Anne - Chocolate makes up for a lot, but I'm not sure it could replace indoor plumbing!! :)

How is the moving coming along?

Amy Mullis said...

Beautiful. Simply beautiful. We had snow a couple of years ago. *Sigh*

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, Amy. Maybe you'll get snow again sometime. :)

solarity said...

Bag Lady, the moving is much too slow. Since I don't want to be away from my father for more than a few hours at a time I only make one trip a day. That's just as well because it's all too noticeable that I've spent the last sixteen months mostly sitting down instead of lifting dogs.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

the Bag Lady said...

Well, dang it all, Mary Anne - I'd offer to give you a hand, but, you, know....my back....and all....

Hang in there!

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Bag Lady,

These are magnificent pictures. I am sure you will be tired of the snow by March, but for right now--it is dazzling.

Reminds me of the cover of my Dying in a Winter Wonderland anthology.

Terrie

Terrie

the Bag Lady said...

Thanks, dfTerrie! It really did look pretty for a couple days, but I'm tired of it now....:)

Merry said...

Beeeeeeautiful!

MizFit said...

I did you so proud this weekend in my DOWN JACKET!!

hope you had a good weekend.

Charlie Hills said...

Oh man! Were those taken on earth? Because I don't see anything like that outside my window. Brrrrr.

Are there even more frigid pics coming?

the Bag Lady said...

Merry - thanks!

Miz - glad to have you back! Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

Charlie - oh, yeah - from now until about the end of March....~~sigh~~

Emily said...

how pretty!!! Althought I can't say I envy you. Our weather is awesome right now- sunny and 60F. You've got what, 6 more months of snow?!?

the Bag Lady said...

Emily - 60F sounds perfect! And yes, we usually have about 6 months of winter. ~~sigh~~