Winter’s arrival

winters-arrival-ordway-japanes-garden_14930-staatsWe knew it was coming; it was even later than usual this year.  But winter’s arrival is always a shock, especially when the temperature drops 30 degrees in one day, the wind blows and gusts, and the rain turns to snow.  For less than 48 hours we have been below freezing.  The snow fell Friday afternoon and evening, and here in the Twin Cities we have less than an inch on the ground.  But the white was evident on the plants and grass, and the cold was enough to put a layer of ice on the water in the Ordway Japanese Garden at Como Park.  One tree bravely held on to its bright red leaves – the only real spark of color in the now-winter landscape.  In this beautiful quiet this morning, the only sound was the waterfall that was continuing to gurgle and the geese whose flight south to open water took on a new sense of urgency.

2 thoughts on “Winter’s arrival

  1. Scott Board November 20, 2016 / 5:28 pm

    Nice image Linda. Great to keep up with you and your photography.

    • lindastaatsphoto November 27, 2016 / 4:12 pm

      Thanks for the comment Scott – means more to me knowing your photographic eye and skill.

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