Winter’s arrival

Winter dining 70480_StaatsWinter has arrived, in all her glory.  It started snowing during the night and has continued all day.  From a dusting, to a few inches, to piles, it’s still continuing to fall and grace our landscape.  I ventured out this morning when we had about three to four inches.  The landscape was beautiful with the snow outlining the trees and structures.  Everything was graced in a beautiful white coat.  I went to the horticulture garden on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota.  In the spring and summer it’s filled with the bright and bold colors of flowers, blooming shrubs, and vegetables.  There are small tables and chairs that invite people to stop and linger and to enjoy the surroundings.  Today I had the garden to myself, however the tables and chairs still seemed to be calling for people to pause and marvel at the beauty in the garden. Although not the summer colors, I was pleased to find the red berries and twigs, the golds of the grasses, the greens in the shrubs, and the dark textures of the trees – all a welcome contrast to the white coating of snow.

5 thoughts on “Winter’s arrival

  1. andybeel December 9, 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Hi Linda nice picture – thanks. Andy

    • lindastaatsphoto December 9, 2012 / 8:37 pm

      Thanks, Andy – glad you enjoyed it. Any snow in your part of the world?

  2. Tammy December 9, 2012 / 4:55 pm

    Beautiful 🙂

    • lindastaatsphoto December 9, 2012 / 7:31 pm

      Glad you liked the photo, Tammy. As of 7:30pm we’re at 12 inches. And yes, it’s still snowing 🙂

  3. joani December 10, 2012 / 11:39 am

    Yes, I know you received your first blanket of the white fluff. l spoke with my sister and they are in a complex where they need not shovel!!!!! You have a pair of snowshoes? DThey are really neat to get around in the snow and especially the hidden places. Our mths are getting covered and the slopes are open.

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