Tuesday, March 5, 2013

After The Storm






After the two day snow storm last week, we awoke to the most beautifully breathtaking sight out our windows. The neighbourhood was covered with a thick blanket of snow and it was early enough that it was still pristine...no footprints or tire tracks to mar the perfect covering of about six fresh inches of snow.  Then, we realized that because it was so wet and sticky, our snowblower probably wouldn't cope well with it and we'd have to shovel that heavy stuff...'sigh'.  But, on the bright side I got lots of exercise and fresh air!

Needless to say, I also took some pics.  This one was tinkered with in Lightroom, to bring up the blue tone in the sky just a bit and then I added Kim's kk_wonderfulmagic_scripted texture using a screen blend mode.  I decided to use the Sweetly Broken font for my text since I believe that's what Kim has used in some of her text around the border of the texture.

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40 comments:

  1. heh, that's funny. the font sets it up well. It builds anticipation for something romantic and profound then turns into a joke. sweet.

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    1. Thanks Pearl. That's exactly where I was trying to go with this so I'm glad you enjoyed the humour.

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  2. Gorgeous as usual! I do look forward to your pictures each week. Trees are my weakness, and this snow-covered one is lovely!

    Have a wonderful day. ☺

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    1. Thanks so much Dana. That's quite a compliment!

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  3. Snow shots are so pretty. Love yours.

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    1. Thanks Janine. That certainly was a beautiful morning when I shot that.

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  4. Great shot!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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    1. Thanks Gary. Trying to see the bright side of all this snow!

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  5. Snow is the only good thing about the winter... I want some spring time now

    Mollyxxx

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    1. So true Molly. The day of that storm the temperature was just below freezing...a beautiful, mild winter day and it was gorgeous. I wouldn't mind a few weeks of mild winter with lots of snow but I'm a wimp when it comes to the freezing cold and wind chills we so often have to deal with. Bring on the Spring!

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  6. Yes, today is one of those days...beauty and then work.

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    1. Thanks Ann. The good thing about that day is that it was very mild and everything looks so beautiful. However, I'm ready for Spring!

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  7. Very nice and bright snowy tree, beautiful photo.

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  8. When I see shots like this, I miss the snow -- for about two minutes! Seriously, it's beautiful.

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    1. LOL I hear you! That day was beautiful and very mild, but I could do just fine without the white stuff! Thanks Sherry.

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  9. I do so love snowy branches, something I don't get here in Texas! So pretty!

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    1. Thanks Kim. They are beautiful, but honestly I could do without them in favour of warm weather year round. :o)

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  10. I love what you did with the picture! Oh, such a beautiful sky and funny text too :) but the snowy branches are my favorite. I ALWAYS enjoy seeing snowy pictures because I LOVE snow! Since we get so little of it here in North Texas, I have to get my snow joy from photos and dreaming about it.
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Have a magnificent day!
    D~~~~

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    1. Thanks Donna. I must admit, although I don't care too much for winter, the snow does look beautiful, especially when it covers the trees like this. Too bad we can't have some snow while keeping the temperature warm.

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    1. Thanks. Another masterpiece helped along by Mother nature!

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  12. Such a lovely snow scene, living in Florida I can only appriciate the beauty through others.
    Seen in TT
    Sue Moody

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    1. Thanks Sue. Right about now Florida sounds great!

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  13. humour is always weclome in my world and I see it's here too.. wonderful wonderful photo image -- the way you snap shot the snow resting on the tree limbs with a blue(ish) sky background allowing the tree covered with snow stand out -- is prefect O..
    Hugs

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    1. Thanks. If we can't laugh about all this snow, we're in trouble! Can't wait for Spring to get here!

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  14. Oh boy, we're expecting snow tomorrow. I can hope I can see the cold and labor ahead in such a beautiful light. At least there should be Coco. ;)

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    1. Oh Kris, I do hope you have the same beautiful coverings on the trees. If you must have the work, at least you should be able to enjoy taking some photos before you get to the work. Enjoy the coco...great way to warm up after the work!

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  15. hahah, wonderful quote, and lovely capture of the snow-ladened tree : )

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    1. Thanks Cathy. My husband and I had a good laugh over it too.

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  16. Your photo looks so beautiful. Its so crazy to hear that some folks out there are still knee deep in snow and we are nice and sunny and warm out here in the desert.

    Love the quote on your photo as well.

    Hugs~

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    1. Thanks Linda. Yes, it is crazy. I know that they're expecting another storm in the States...hopefully it will miss us up here near Toronto. I'm looking forward to warmth and Spring in general!

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  17. Oh so lovely! Our first linky party is on, we hope you can join us at:

    http://www.pret-a-vivre.com/2013/03/ready-to-waltz-party-time.html

    Have a beautiful weekend!

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  18. Snow is so much more beautiful when you don't have to go out in it! Beautiful image!

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    1. Thanks Jill. That's so true. Looks beautiful, but I don't like the cold.

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