Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snow Fell on Alabama



Yesterday morning we woke up to a winter wonderland of sorts. Who knew the weatherman would be right for once? A nice covering of very wet snow made for a perfect photo op. This is the way we like snow down here. It snows, the roads stay clear, you get all the photos you can take, and by noon it's all melted and you're done for the winter. What could be better! A little like ordering a snowfall online! I came home yesterday with almost 400 pictures in my camera. No, I won't make you look at them all, but you'll have to humor me and let me share quite a few!!!

23 comments:

Tash said...

Oh, I'm so excited by these photos, you'd think it was snowing here. The pictures are so lovely.

V., I picked up on old book off my bookcase from 1912 - Wonders of the World described by Great Writers. It had an article on The Eiffel Tower by M. Eiffel himself. It's mostly about the construction (which very much appeals to me) however, I am sure you would enjoy it too. Here is the link - I typed it myself (that 8th grade typing class really paid off) - so any mistakes are mine not M. Eiffel's. http://docs.google.com/View?id=dddrs8xz_1c5sttwtz (There is also an old B&W photo which I'll have to add later.)
Have a marvellous, white Sunday.

Ineke said...

how beautiful!

Thérèse said...

I am glad I registered to Alabama DP and watch this...

Kate said...

The winter scenes are soft and lovely. The lamp photo would make a great Christmas card.

brattcat said...

Yes, share as many as you'd like! I love the way you and your camera see things and look forward to snow Virginia/Alabama style.

Virginia said...

Oh Tash, Thank you so much for taking the time to type it. I can't wait to read it. You know I met the author of "Eiffel's Tower" last June in Paris. She spoke about the book and I have been meaning to buy it. Her name is Jill Jonnes and I featured her on my Paris blog!

Bratt,
Snow is nothing new to you I'm sure!

Thérèse, I suspect snow IS something new for you! :)

Kate,
We get it so seldom that it's really fun to phtograph. It was all gone by noon yesterday!

Ineke,
Thanks for your visit and comment!!!

steviewren said...

Photoshop a red bow around the lamp and voila...you've got the perfect photo for your Christmas cards.

mvmaithai said...

What beautiful pictures! This is exactly what I was looking for when I went to see the Christmas lights at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville last month.

Petrea said...

Wow, that top shot is a stunner. Snow makes me feel so cozy when I'm not out slogging around in it.

Jacob said...

400 pictures!?? You're as nuts as I am. But then, again, if they all look as good as these two, I don't blame you for taking so many!


Snow must melt, go away
Come again some other day,
And never freeze on
Walks and roadways!

'Cause I'm apt to end up
On my back and sideways!

Katie said...

Fabulous photos! The snow looks so soft and fluffy. Sounds like the kind of snow I'd like too -- good for amazing photos ops, then it disappears. Do show us more photos!

Bergson said...

excellent for Santa's sleigh

marley said...

And there you were boasting to me last week about not needing coats! Lol!

I love snow and snowy photos so bring 'em on V!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Go Snow White Tide!

Virginia said...

Cafe,
That was a very low blow. No treats pour toi!!

Marley,
We're bundled up now!

Bergson,
Yes, but it's not Christmas yet!!

Jacob,
I've been nuts for a long long time. Cute poem!

Katie,
Virtual snow for you all.

Steviewren.
Good idea but I'm the pits at Photoshop!

MV,
Sorry your trip was not so good!

Petrea,
It was cold but fun and we stayed on the pavement for the most part.

Elise said...

I love the way you caught the flicker of the flame. It looks like a Christmas card.

Marie-Noyale said...

The world upside down!!!
Those little violet flowers are gorgeous.

Bob Crowe said...

Ooh, just too romantic. You could have told me it was in Vermont and I might have believed you, except I know your approximate longitude.

D said...

Oh, lucky lucky you! I'd have taken a picture of the rain we got, but it wasn't nearly as festive...:(

Maya said...

Wow, you got snow there before we did here! Beautiful shots!

Rambling Round said...

So glad the snow came through for Birmingham! We didn't get any here, although up to an inch was predicted. We were supposed to be in the thick of it! Beautiful photos, by the way!

Paula said...

That's beautiful, V. Really, your eye never ceases to amaze me. Here's your reward:

Star Fell on Albama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C35LViS2ihU

One of my all-time favorites.

wv pyreasis
?????

Congrats on finally getting a permanent mayor, it only took 4 of them to make a whole one.

Daryl said...

I love seeing these snowy shots and I am so glad we're still only getting rain .. love the star below as well ...