Thursday, November 06, 2008

Snowy photos, western Nebraska

The wind was so fierce, it kept me awake much of the night. I-80 (the major route across the entire state) was closed. Huge gates swing across the access roads, and you cannot get ON the Interstate. This was quite the storm. Farther north, they measured the snow in FEET, not inches.

This was an almost-dawn photo. I love how the camera catches the flakes of snow.

I think the photo (below) is in the right direction. The branches are not in their usual configuration leaving me wondering. These are the kinds of photos where you needed to be THERE! 8-) The odor is so lovely.
This huge evergree tree has had the lower branches trimmed away in order to park a vehicle under it for protection from hail if needed. The snow/ice was heavy and weighed the branches down - walking under it was like walking into a secret hidey hole. It's NICE under here!

21 comments:

Vicki W said...

Those are great photos!!

The Calico Quilter said...

Merciful Heavens! I love the southeast, I love the southeast, I love the southeast.......

Catherine said...

Your photos are beautiful and really do deserve to be on greeting cards or something -- but I hope we don't see snow like that at all this year!

The Faerie Queen said...

wonderful photos. super shots.

paula, the quilter said...

My boss left this morning for Lincoln. Hope he's okay. He didn't answer when I called his cell.

~Joan said...

Can I post one of your pics on my blog??

~Joan

Elaine Adair said...

To Joan above - sure, but you are No Reply and I'd like to know who you are?

Paula said...

Great pics. I've never seen snow like that. Amazing.

Jeanne said...

How beautiful! Be safe!
Jeanne :)

May Britt said...

Snow is beutiful.

sewprimitive karen said...

Beautiful snow photos, thank you for posting, have been reading about your snowstorms.

Joyce said...

Beautiful! We are getting it today but with wind so it's not sticking on the trees. Winter gets a lot of bad press, but I love it.

BUMBLE BEANS said...

ok, it maybe rainy here, but all of a sudden its VERY WARM, and not cold fall rain... I'll keep my weather. no trading for that blizzard!
STAY WARM!

julieQ said...

Absolutely gorgeous! A frozen fairy land. So pretty! Seems like the perfect weather for hot chocolate and quilting.

Lynn said...

Your photos are very pretty but I sure hope the snow stays away from here for a while. We have about 2 weeks of harvesting left and all the farmers are getting really worried about getting it out before a snow storm lays it flat. We had strong winds yesterday and it is still blowing hard today but only a few sprinkles yesterday.
Lynn

Ann said...

The first snow of the season is always so much nicer than the last, isn't it?

mamaspark said...

Just beautiful but brrrr I'm not ready!

quiltmom said...

What a snow storm you had- so far we have had only a few flurries nothing to cover the ground- I always think how fortunate we are as we get into mid November without any of the white stuff on the ground.
It can last a fair amount of time when it does come.
The photos are beautiful of the trees.
Regards,
Anna

bingo~bonnie said...

wow! Just today I was talking to my Dad in KY (I'm in TX) and said it's hard to believe that we are having high of 76 here in SE Texas.... and it is snowing in other parts of the country... I was telling him how we were going ot the carnival and I had to go back for sweaters and coats...b/c it was gonna drop into the mid 50s tonight...

wow - I love the photos you shared :) thanks! Love from Texas! ~bonnie

Martha said...

I have a terrible case of snow envy! Here is central Louisiana it is shirt-sleeve weather, with the leaves just turning fall colors!

Tanya said...

The snow is beautiful! But oh my goodness... I'm going to be snowed in pretty soon too I guess. I dislike winter because I can't drive in the snow at all. But when I get snowbound I do get a lot of quilting done.