As you know from the previous post, we got a good bit of snow on February 14 (Valentine’s Day) and February 15 (Presidents Day and some guy’s birthday). But you also know from reading that post that more was on the way. We had a nice, sunny day on the 16th, the day that those last photos were taken. But it was a cold day, with the temperature that morning being around 3 degrees Fahrenheit. The additional snow arrived on the 17th. Here are some photos of that snowy day, mostly taken during a break in the snow showers.
Compare this view down the driveway with the similar view from the previous post. The new snow filled in all of our tracks we had made from walking through the earlier snow. And there was a lot of it, too. By the end, we had received between 7 and 8 inches of snow from all the various snow days.
If you have seen the earlier Ice on the Trees post, this is a follow-up photo. Over the weekend, the ice on the trees had mostly melted, but it was replaced with snow on the trees. I love these kinds of photos!
In this wider-angle view, you can see more of the snow on the trees. Snow is not as hard on the pines and cedars as ice is. But the snow bends the branches somewhat, especially those that were already damaged by the ice. But all of the snow does create a beautiful view.
We had not planned to drive anywhere, which was fortunate because the vehicles were covered in snow. Actually, the cars in the garage were snow-free, but we didn’t want to drive them anywhere, either. We had stocked up on food ahead of time, so we were good.
By the way, the last time we got this much snow was in 1988. I was in 11th grade, and I drove my sister and me home from school in the snow. That is another reason I was glad we did not have to go anywhere this time.
The red barn really stands out in the snow. Yes, I have taken similar photos to this before in past snows, but I still like the view. And you can sort of see Bubba’s stylish blue coat from the previous post inside his stall on the right.
Another “Snow on the…” photo. Snow and ice cover one of the azalea bushes this time around. God made all of these different plants and trees so that they would withstand this kind of weather. God made me to stay inside where it is warm.
Cedar trees seem to wilt under the weight of the snow. Don’t worry, these trees are fine now that the snow has melted. But they looked rather defeated in this photo.
Are you getting tired of these different winter scenes? I like this one. It looks cold, but it also looks nice. And because we do not get snow like this very often, I figured I better take lots of photos.
I will leave you with one last view across the front yard. You can see a few footprints at the right, but most of the yard was smooth with snow. The pine tree lost a branch or two, but that happened in the ice storm and not in the snow.
Clouds vs. Sun
These cloudy/snowy day photos have a much different atmosphere than the sunny day photos from the previous post. The sun makes a big difference. I mentioned to Laura that I liked the sunny day dook, and she commented that she likes the cloudy look on a snowy day. Both days have a unique feel to them, especially to those of us who don’t see much snow.
When I took these photos, the main portion of the snow had stopped. We still got a little more snow from time to time, but it did not add all that much more accumulation. But that much snow stays around for several days when the temperatures are in the teens and low 20s. We enjoyed several more days of snow on the ground after this. You know what that means - more snow photos to come!
“For he did good by giving you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” - Acts 14:17
About the Photos
As with the previous post, I did not change lenses for all of these photos. I even did not change much of anything else on the camera. Also, I took all of these in a span of 10 to 15 minutes. I was cold from being outside while we did the horse chores, and I wanted to get back inside as soon as possible. For these photos, I did not do a lengthy study of light and shadow, composition and framing. I just took lots of photos and went back inside.
Camera tip: on a cold day, set your camera as best you can before going outside. Your fingers will thank you later.
Photo: Each photo is a Raw exposure processed in Luminar AI. Read more about photography tips, photo software, camera gear, and more at Steve’s Photography Tips.
Camera: Sony Alpha A7 II
Lens: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens
Date: February 18, 2021
Location: Home, Williston, Tennessee