Monday, March 17, 2008

Snowy St. Patty's Day

I love St. Patrick's Day. Here's how our day is starting, with lots of beautiful snow. Notice the white spots on the photos? Those are the falling snowflakes reflecting the flash from the camera. I snapped these shots around dawn while taking a break from shoveling, which I actually enjoy. (Crazy, I know!)


A Novel Woman said...

Did you Photoshop the sky in those photos, or is that what the world looks like at dawn?

And have you considered talking to anyone about this shovel addiction?

Lottery Girl said...

To answer your question--yes (iPhoto, no photoshop). HOWEVER, all I did to the second photo was make one adjustment, and that was the slightest tweaking of the exposure. To the first photo, a slight adjustment to the exposure, and ever-so-slight adjustment to enhance the already rosy shade.

The colors in the sky yesterday morning were simply spectacular. It was snowing, and the sky was purpley-rosy-gray. When I got to the top of the hill and looked down, there was only one house with lights on. The people have the interior walls painted a salmon color, and the reflecting light is unusual. Sadly, I did not have my camera with me.

Beth said...


Around here, the flowers and trees are waking up. In my yard the daffodils, crocus, hyacinth, and miniature iris are blooming, and the tulips are beginning to show their buds. Everywhere in town the trees have burst into bloom: pears, plums, cherries, crabapples. The forsythia hedges are glowing yellow and I saw the first hint of redbud flowering yesterday. The dogwoods will not be far behind.

Not to make you jealous or anything.

Though why should you be? You have that lovely snow and one very cute doggie.

Lottery Girl said...


I do miss all the bulbs: the daffodils, tulips, lilies, etc. I used to plant over 200 bulbs every year at Christmas in Dallas and in Virginia. I'd also plant iris from Shreiner's in Oregon. Had color from the end of Feb all the way through summer.

No bulbs here, however, because the deer and the elk love to eat them. I could have pots, but am too lazy now to do so. Thanks for stopping in!