December 08, 2011

Slush Ice.

The first snow is enchanting and alluring.
When the initial snowflakes appear, I watch them with such delightful intensity, as if I have never seen snowfall before. Indeed, how differently I perceive this wintry precipitation late in the season, when it comes across as impeding and distressing.

We got our first and very brief taste of winter this week, when sleet swept over the country, leaving behind slippery roads, snow dusted fields and wet snow in our streets - for a few hours only, melting away quickly in the fragile rays of the early winter sun.

Of course, I simply had to capture the first snow with my camera and thus I hope you will indulge me one more time, as I share with you the images of our overgrown lawn. I have shown it previously covered with droplets of dew in early autumn and the first frost in late October.
Here it is hence once again covered in slush ice.

(Please click images for a larger view)




23 comments:

Elisabeth said...

Slush on grass can look lovely Zuzana, especially when it moves to snow at the height of winter and then back to grass in spring.

Susan Deborah said...

Beautiful, is all that I can say. The picture is worth a thousand words and I won't say anything else, lest the magic disappears.

Glad to see the visual delights of this new place as well.

Joy always,
Susan

Ruby said...

Amazing detail! very beautiful :)

Elizabeth said...

The images are wonderful. At the moment we have sunshine on our danish peninsula, the sky is blue and it makes life so much better.

Have a wonderful day without a too heavy workload.

Brian Miller said...

Lovely...i cant wait for the first snow...so magical to see the world in white, hushed and sparkling...hopefully ours will be soon...

ladyfi said...

Such a delicious sight!

We had some snow too - but far too little.

Becky~ said...

Nice!We had a bit also,no slush but so little of the beautiful white.I hope it returns for Christmas.

Blessings!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Zuzana...you captured it beautifully. What impresses me most about these snaps is the vibrant green under the slush. SO pretty.

red-handed said...

It's like someone left the freezer door open ... to the world.

Slamdunk said...

Well done Zuzana. I like your perspective from the warmth of inside versus crunching through that stuff while walking the dog--an activity done often here.

LadyCat said...

Love the bright green against the stark white.
We had a snow of big, fluffy flakes that turned into slush quickly.

A Lady's Life said...

It's so pretty. Thousands of diamonds in the grass to collect and cherish.
Too bad they melt.:)

latebloomerbuds said...

Nice Captures Zuzana! Margie

Lynne said...

The first wintery falls are always magical. I like the close ups of the slush.

SandyCarlson said...

Your photos reveal the delicate nature of snow. It is nice to take it in this way an to enjoy it for its beauty.

sprinkles said...

I still have snow in my back yard but it's melted from the front yard.

I'm hopeful that it won't snow again until after next week and that it'll all be done by the time school starts back up again in January. It's pretty but I don't like driving in it.

Joanna Jenkins said...

The slush looks beautiful against the vibrant green grass. But slush will turn to snow-- but I hope not for a while yet. Stay warm and dry.
xo jj

Rajesh said...

Wonderful and soothing first images of winter from new home.

Myrna R. said...

The photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. I'm impressed that the grass is still so green and it's snowing. Nature and it's contrasts always amazes me.

adrielleroyale said...

Oooh I love that third shot!! Beautiful!! I am still yearning to love someplace much warmer,.despising the cold frigid air... May your days be warm and full :)

tony said...

The Novelty of Snow! Yes,We Look With Wonder When Winter First Shows It's Hand.It Invades all our senses.Even Sound Is Changed....Everything Becomes Much Quieter&Slowing.....Stay Warm Zuzana!Enjoy!

Rahul Bhatia said...

Just beautiful! Lovely pictures of the first snowfall!

Jerry said...

These pictures hold a special beauty from some who lives in an area where it rarely gets below freezing. We tend to yearn for something we can't have. Magnificent.