Brr, it’s cold outside!

It has been a cold winter, not just here in Vermont but in many places across the United States.  Our tendency is to stay inside but there are wonders to be seen outdoors.

During a recent cold snap, I decided to try my hand at photographing bubbles.  Remember those containers of soap with the little wand from your childhood?  Those were just the ticket.  And those below zero temps?  Perfect!  Here are my attempts to catch the beautiful crystals forming as the bubbles froze within seconds of being exposed to the frigid air.

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Even after the bubbles popped, the frozen shells were quite interesting.  Check out this site for more information and other links.

We had half a foot of snow today.  The snow cover has a way of making nature look dormant, like all is asleep underneath.  Our maple trees are resting now but soon the sap will be flowing.  This was the sugar house tableau today, snug under frilly-edged white blankets.

sugar house

These beauties are certainly not dormant.  I love when the evening grosbeaks come around to the feeders in winter.  They add much needed color to our neutral landscape.

evening grosbeaks

Now let’s go inside and get warm.


1 Response to “Brr, it’s cold outside!”

  1. 1 Sue February 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    So good to have you back …… I always enjoy your beautiful winter scenes….better thru your eyes than mine. How fun with the bubbles.

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