December 09, 2012

In Ivory.

There is nothing more enchanting than the first snow.
December snow is the most alluring precipitation, creating christmas card like atmosphere, adding to the the spirit of the Holidays.

We have been under a heavy snow blanket for over a week, as the first few snowstorms of the year swept over the country - the latest one last night - leaving us with stunning views of a winter wonderland. Yesterday the weather gods granted us a short break, with clear skies and a fragile sunshine, beckoning us to set out on a short drive through the white landscape.
The soft winter sun momentarily drenched nature in a platinum light, making the snow sparkle and the contrast between the alabaster white fields and the azure blue December sky so very obvious.

The ivory views passing the cars window clearly reinforced the fact that we have stepped into the third season and the reign of Lady Winter has truly commenced.

(All images in this post are taken with my iPhone through the windows of our car.)







23 comments :

Rahul Bhatia said...

Lovely images of snow! Wish I could see some, Zuzana:)

Myrna R. said...

You're right. These look like Christmas cards. Nice that you were able to go for a ride and enjoy the beauty.

Kath said...

just breath taking! that blue sky is in contrast to the grey cloud tossed sky we have here.
You must be feeling very Christmassy now!

Brian Miller said...

ah thank you for sharing your snow with me...i want snow so bad...its like 60s here today...no snow in sight....i wanna go sledding or have a snow ball fight....smiles..just hear its hush....

Mimi said...

Beautiful photos Zuzana, one nicer than the next.
I'm sooo jealous of your snow, and your blue skies! Would love some, and no sign of any here, yet!!
Enjoy every minute of it! It does make everything look so pure and beautiful.

Maggi said...

Beautiful images, so peaceful.

Angela Bell said...

Very beautiful Zuzana,gives me the Christmas spirit! Drive carefully on your long journry to work each day and cuddle up with lovely man at night! love Angela x

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

A winter wonderland! Love your photos--so different from where you used to live! Both places are beautiful!
We have been having unseasonable warm, balmy days for December. Tornado watch tonight and it was in the 70's today--Supposed to turn cold this week! I'm ready!

A Plain Observer said...

Beautiful images, but I dont want to invite them in with my praise. We are yet to have a snowfall and even though I know it's good for us, I don't want to drive to work in snow covered roads.

Elizabeth said...

Good morning Sweety,

Your pictures are stunning, just love the blue sky. Hope you will get to work safely, it is blowing fiercely here over the isle and there is a lot of ice on the road!

Drive careful! big sis. e.

ladyfi said...

The first snow is magical - especially when it comes with dreamy azure skies. Fabulous shots!

A Lady's Life said...

OOOO looks chilly and sooo beautiful.
I love a winter wonderland of snow especially in the evenings.
We have nothing but rain. but higher up in the mountains the kids are skiing and snow boarding.
It's lovely up there.
xoxoxoxoxoxox

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

Oh Zuzana....your photos are such beautiful contrast...the white snow and gorgeous blue sky! We do not have any sight of snow here...hopefully VERY soon...it is a bit drab....lots of grays and browns around here....we need a little LIGHT!

SandyCarlson said...

I am envious! Your snows are beutiful. Your photos are amazing.

Rustique Gal said...

Dear Zuzana,
Reading this and your last post set off a longing that I have for a home of my own. Will be moving into Mom's house in the Spring, that will be a pleasant change, I think. I'm ready. Your pictures always make me want to travel so! Enjoy your new home. I'm happy for you...!
Hugs,
Sherry

Amanda said...

your images are each a virtuoso composition of blue and white - simply gorgeous zuzana. i envy your snow - i miss it here. there is something so tranquil and pristine about these landscapes - i am constantly amazed at the quality of photographs the iPhone is capable of taking. beautiful!

wishing you a blessed week ahead ~

xoxo
amanda

Marianne said...

This is really the essence of winter Zuzana. Thank you for sharing your world x

Tony said...

Buenas imágenes invernales...felicidades

Hilary said...

Very pretty. We haven't been hit here.. yet. I don't mind that. ;)

Rebecca said...

Absolutely stunning contrasts of blue and white. I always love the first snow, too, but I am very well done with it after that! :) Gorgeous pictures, Zuzana, as always. I love the way you tell the tale. Simply beautiful. I do hope you are feeling better, too!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful winter scenes. We miss them here in Bangalore.

Les Fous du Cap said...

Beautiful pictures.
Céline & Philippe

Betsy Brock said...

Oh, you lucky! ha. I want snow! We did have a few flurries this week but it didn't amount to anything! You are right..there is nothing like the first snow! Your photos are lovely with that blue sky! Enjoy! Stay warm!