Snow and Ice

Hanging off my backdoor awning

Hanging off my backdoor awning

These photos are from around my yard last Saturday, two days after the big snow. This day was sunny, with temps above freezing (barely), but there was still a lot of snow in the trees.

I caught the icicles when we left for a bit, and I’m glad I did. They were gone by the time we got home.

 

 

 

 

 

The sun just catches the edges of the snow

The sun just catches the edges of the snow

We got home at sunset, which made for some interesting photos. I took a walk around the yard, hoping to see something to take a photo of, and saw the sun refracting through bits of snow on the honeysuckle bush. (Again with the light outlines! 😀 )

I had the Daily Post Photo Challenge on my mind, “Home” being the topic of the week, so I just took a look at one of the squirrel nests in the crabapples. Lo and behold, there were several cedar waxwings flying around, and on closer inspection, there were a couple sheltering under the nest. I was able to sneak closer for a better angle, and then the sun came out! Just at the right angle to catch the birds well-lit!

Can you see all three?

Can you see all three?

I was happy with those shots, then I was going inside and noticed the snow in the backyard looked odd. It was shadowed strangely, and I could see that it looked bumpy. I zoomed in and saw they were like little craters! I still haven’t figured out exactly how that might of formed – maybe the holes were from falling clumps and the rims melted more slowly because they were more dense, who knows?

Anyway, I thought it looked like the moon’s surface, all cratery-like, so of course I took pictures!

Does anyone know how this would happen?

Does anyone know how this would happen?

Went out today and got some more photos. I didn’t think the snow would still be here this long, but I got some interesting shots. They may come tomorrow!

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