Last week, snow fell in forty-nine American states. Portions of eastern North Carolina received anywhere from one-to-four inches or more. The second such storm in a month, the winter event quickly became the subject of Tweets, blog posts, and Facebook statuses, and it seemed everyone took pictures. Thanks to Twitter and FB, I saw photos of snowy landscapes from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Outer Banks, and down to South Carolina's Lowcounty. Of course, I took a few as well. Why waste a chance to practice photography?

Birds left more than empty shells near a bird feeder:

The "blizzard" shut down the local state park.

Rivers and black-water swamps decked out in white.

But some didn't seem to appreciate the finery.

I may need more practice taking pictures under such extreme lighting conditions, but hopefully, opportunity will wait a year. I enjoyed the snow, but I'm looking forward to the sight of wildflowers covering fields and roadsides, and taking long walks through Carolina woods.


Brenda W. said...

Wow Kimberli!! It looks like you folks out east got just about as much as we did!!

Wonderful photos .. the top one is superb!

Kimberli said...

I think we did! And where the first storm brought snow and ice, the second dropped soft, powdery snow, half of which melted by the end of the day. That's the kind of snow I love!

Kimberli said...

I forget to add my thanks for the kind words on my photos. I enjoyed the practice!

kathyinozarks said...

Gorgeous photos Kimberli, really enjoyed them

Kimberli said...

Thanks, Kathy! It was fun while it lasted, but I'm glad it didn't last long!