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Snow Glow

I wanted to capture snow blowing off the trees,

and spent a lot of time trying to dry my lens as a result! 

But, I'm pretty happy with this one.

 

 

Today I start a series of images from a snowy walk through the woods on January 9th.  Flagstaff had gotten nearly three feet of snow the previous week, and then the sun shone gloriously on Saturday morning. There is as an extensive trail system around and through Flagstaff, and I'm blessed to live about 20 paces from the Sinclair Wash section of it.  My walk takes me through the forest, along a small wash that is the tributary to the Rio de Flag, next to the cattails of the Rio Marsh area, and the water management pond.  (I apologize that many of you may have already seen some of these on Facebook...) 

 

 

 

Frank and will be staying Saturday, March 19 through

Monday the 21st in Stafford... we may go to the steam train thingy at 

Severn Valley Railway  Saturday afternoon, if anyone else is interested -

but we're not sure we'll get there in time.... 

We're hoping to see several of you Sunday at

Shugborough Estate, noon on Sunday.  If anyone would like to join us

for dinner Sunday night - we'd welcome the company!

Thank you, Chris & Bill for organizing!

 

Snow Glow

I wanted to capture snow blowing off the trees,

and spent a lot of time trying to dry my lens as a result! 

But, I'm pretty happy with this one.

 

 

Today I start a series of images from a snowy walk through the woods on January 9th.  Flagstaff had gotten nearly three feet of snow the previous week, and then the sun shone gloriously on Saturday morning. There is as an extensive trail system around and through Flagstaff, and I'm blessed to live about 20 paces from the Sinclair Wash section of it.  My walk takes me through the forest, along a small wash that is the tributary to the Rio de Flag, next to the cattails of the Rio Marsh area, and the water management pond.  (I apologize that many of you may have already seen some of these on Facebook...) 

 

 

 

Frank and will be staying Saturday, March 19 through

Monday the 21st in Stafford... we may go to the steam train thingy at 

Severn Valley Railway  Saturday afternoon, if anyone else is interested -

but we're not sure we'll get there in time.... 

We're hoping to see several of you Sunday at

Shugborough Estate, noon on Sunday.  If anyone would like to join us

for dinner Sunday night - we'd welcome the company!

Thank you, Chris & Bill for organizing!

 

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2016, 00:38
"Pretty happy"...I would be absolutely delighted if it was mine.

So pleased you thought to get a room...

[Ouch...don't kick me!]
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh thank you, Ray! I'm so happy you like it!

And yes - I suppose everyone will be pleased we got a room... smile
appeals to my sense of wonder...
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Hooray, Larry!!!!! Thank you!
Wow, you ay be proud of this one Elizabeth! I love it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much Richard!! I'm so pleased!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2016, 06:28
I had no idea that you had as much snow as the eastern States, Eizabeth. You must have loved it, but was it difficult to get to work?
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh we can get more... being at 7000 feet! But Flagstaff, like my home state of Wyoming is sparsely populated... And, like Wyoming, we can get a LOT of snow! But no one seems to care (i.e. the news and reporting agencies...) because there aren't many people impacted by our weather. We have a saying, that our weather would be called a "paralyzing storm" by most standards... we call it "Thursday". smile In other words, the snow plows go to work, we've got our shovels out and the snow blowers going and we get on with our lives! smile My little All Wheel Drive vehicle has no problem with this weather.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2016, 06:43
This is a wonderful picture Elizabeth
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chris! I rather like it! smile
It's magnificent, Elizabeth. I LOVE IT!

I just hate that we'll miss you in England this year....but maybe next year?!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Ginnie!!!
I KNOW - I'll miss you two, too! Hopefully next year, that would be wonderful!
I hope to get to the Severn Valley but will definitely be at Shugborough

This picture is one to be proud of.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Sounds great, Bill! Can't wait to see you! Bring Angela, I'd love to meet her!
Thank you - I do like this pic!
Great idea for a photo Elizabeth but I can understand the frustration of the lens. I am sorry to miss the week d in March - too many weekend commitments - football and choir.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Chad! It was a bit aggravating! smile
Oh - we will miss you, Chad... I was hoping to meet Norma!!
Very good Ellie, well worth the walk.Stafford, what the hells in Stafford..
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Michael!
WE will be in Stafford! smile
Cracking shot, Elizabeth, I wish I'd been with you.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thanks so much, Frank! I wish so, too... you'd have done far better than I! XXX
A magnificent capture, Elizabeth, and yes, I can imagine the trials to capture it.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Mary! It was fun, though!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Feb 2016, 11:02
This is a fabulous shot, it was worth waiting for. Snow is so beautiful.
I do hope that many SC will show up, have a great time.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much, Astrid! I enjoyed the day, and taking these shots SOO much!
I hope so too - it will definitely be a smaller group... but we will enjoy everyone, nonetheless. Will miss you and Ginnie for sure!
Lovely picture Elizabeth, if this is the starter what are the following ones going to be like. The 20th.has been firmly on our calendar for a while as I think I told you, so if I did sorry for repeating myself, looking forward to seeing you both again.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Brian! I hope you'll enjoy the rest of them!
We're looking forward to seeing you and Maureen as well!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2016, 12:40
Excellent picture and a likey. Did you get Papa Bear (also known as Frank) to shake the trees like this? OK, OK, so he was in the UK at the time - so there was a real bear.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Louis!!
There may have been a bear! smile We do have them here.
There's a saying in these parts... "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger... but bears... bears will kill you!"
Well worth the wait for this shot, roll on March.
There are lots of interesting things in this part of Staffordshire if you know where to go.
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you very much Martin!!
Yes - looking forward to it... I hope you'll be able to join us for dinner...
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 1 Feb 2016, 13:38
This is stunning! I'd love to see it at a larger size. I'm looking forward to virtual walk in the woods with you.

I've got a hotel sorted for the Saturday night not far from Shrugborough. I had planned on going to the Photograophy Show in Birmingham on the Saturday but the Severn Valley Railway would be fun (but not as pretty as the Durango & Silverton smile ). It's unlikely I can do dinner in the Sunday evening ss I need to head back south in readiness for the Mad House next day sad
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Oh thank you so much, Alan! High praise from one of the best in my opinion!
I hope you'll enjoy the rest of the pics!
Oh good - well - perhaps you can join us for dinner Saturday evening - we'll have to eat then too! smile How far is it for you?
i adore this image of the backlight blowing snow Elizabeth... i look forward to the series... i don't do Facebook unless my grandkids posted somethinggrin

We are sorry that we will miss the SC get-together this year...

if you are having dinner at around eight o'clock Sunday... Penny will open a bottle of wine at midnight and drink to your health!
Love
Penny and ....petersmile
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so much, Peter! It was soooo pretty! I hope the rest of the shots will please you! I know what you mean bout FB... I don't actually go on very often... but my Blog posts automatically on it as a link every day. And I enjoyed showing these snowy Flagstaff photo's with my Flagstaff friends! smile

We will miss you and Penny - but we understand... I think many people will have to give it a miss. There wasn't as much notice this time, and also - after the big one a few years ago, it'd be a bit of a hardship on some to make the trip.

Oh - I like that idea! And we'll say a toast to you! smile
  • Robbyne
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2016, 15:19
Wonderfully captured, love it!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you so very much, Robbyne!!!
You are with Ray today, Elizabeth - excellent image!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Yes! Great minds... smile Thank you so much!
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Feb 2016, 15:19
Fantastic!
Elizabeth Croston Buckalew: Thank you, Anne! So much!

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