Uprooted Magnolia

The Cycle of Snowfall

Posted in Nature, Photography, Stormy Skies, Wind, Winter by leahyetter on January 28, 2011

I was talking with a friend in Georgia yesterday and she asked how I was coping with the weather, this being my first full winter out here.
It’s an interesting cycle I tell her. The snow falls soft and sweetly and turns the ranch into a winter wonderland. It lays quietly like this for a day or so.

Then the fan is turned on high and it blows like you wouldn’t believe.

I have a client that I am shooting for and the project is to photograph his property in all of the seasons for his new cabin decor. I went over recently to get some gorgeous snow images with blue sky. I could barely stand up or even steady my camera.

And once it finally stops blowing, all of the beautiful fluffy snow from yesterday is gone and all that’s left is dead grass and frozen cow patties.

But where you will find that missing snow is in the drifts packed in as hard as a rock blocking the driveway.
Then, days later, it starts all over again.

So my answer to her question? I’m coping… with anvils in my over-sized wool coat pockets.

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  1. Nancy said, on January 28, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I LOVE you, Leah! Keep those anvils in your pocket, girl.

    PS: The last photo looks like sand at the beach.


    • leahyetter said, on January 28, 2011 at 1:10 pm

      Backatcha Babe! I’m hanging onto the car door! I actually DO wish I was at the beach. Maybe in April. 🙂 xoxo


  2. Nina Christine said, on January 28, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    oh,nice winter pictures. =)


  3. livvy30 said, on January 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Lovely shots!


  4. bagnidilucca said, on January 28, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Snow looks so beautiful, but it is very inconvenient trying to live with it. I live most of the year in sub tropical Brisbane, but love my time in our little village of Bagni di Lucca in Italy where it snows occasionally. I will be there next week and I am hoping for at least one snowfall before spring. Your photos are beautiful – thank you.


  5. wherewander said, on January 28, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    very refreshing … thanks, it´s scorching hot here :))
    love the pictures, even if you froze to take it, they were worth it


  6. papergownsandhennacrowns said, on January 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Gorgeous! I love your style of photography.


  7. kenny said, on January 30, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Saw your severe weather statement. Yikes! Take a picture out the window of what 30-50 degrees below zero wind chill looks like.


  8. […] Winter by leahyetter on January 31, 2011 I got a request from a friend in the comments on The Cycle of Snowfall post to show what today’s forecast looks like. So here you go Kenny, 30 below through the […]


  9. Victoria Bennett Beyer said, on January 31, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    Oh, Leah, that second image is AMAZING! I love how I can see all the snow blowing around in the air – and the light is gorgeous! So worth the wind beating you up!


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