The cloak of autumn slipped away from the shoulders of the morning / As the first snow fell today and the geese called out their warning
I heard them gathering in the night, collecting courage for their migratory flight / And now their journey has begun, winging southward toward the promise of the sun
But I know they will return when the coming spring has warmed the earth again / Flying back from where they’ve been to close the cycle they have learned
[Lyrics from SunSeeker, © 2001 Gary D. Bolstad / KrikitMusic]
In Australia it rarely snows, so I made a time to see some snow, at one of our snow fields which is a lush green field in summer!
Snow can really be so special, especially when it appears unexpectedly. (Nearly) always worthy of closer investigation! There certainly must be some significant snows in your southern parts–Kangaroo Island? Tasmania? Not to mention the Snowy Mountains? I can’t recall any significant snows while I’ve been there, but there have to be some…
Lovely images, Gary. The snow looks so gentle here.
Yes, very gentle for sure. I was out for about an hour enjoying the first of the season. I’ve been looking forward to this for some weeks now, and hope that this is the start of a very snowy winter. We are in desperate need of any precipitation, and even this small amount will be appreciated. It was all very delicat powder, with an “accumulation” of about a half-inch, and it had pretty much all disappeared within a few hours. We are hoping for lots more. Thanks, Melanie, for your support.
Very nice…a beautiful time…even as short as it was…. I enjoyed the lyrics, too….
I always feel lucky to be able to become part of such transient magic. For a brief time the rest of the world just sort of retreats into the background and holds its breath.
That’s exactly what it’s like, Gary…wonderful. :)
I’m especially drawn to the first picture because of the curves of snow and the way the grass fills the frame.
I just love it when the grass turns this color and wait for it eagerly throughout its growing season. The little dusting of snow really brings out its delicate beauty. Thanks, Steve!
All great shots and I am glad we don’t have to select the best of the group…but if pushed probably say either 1 or 4. Large areas of the England and Wales are currently flooded and the forecast is that frost and low temperatures are on the way. So we look forward to winter arriving with mixed feelings. Just at this moment in time it could make matters much worse for those who have suffered severe damage to their homes. But for me I think I would just like to see this very strange year for the weather and flora and fauna pass and with luck a fresh start in the New Year.
It surely has been a crazy year for weather, in many parts of the world. I, for another, would eagerly welcome a return to what we’ve come to know as normalcy.
I love the first image. The beautiful coppery colour of the grass and its graceful arching under the weight of the snow make for a wonderful picture. Love the lyrics too!
My thanks for both compliments! We just love that clump of grass at this time of year. And I sang that song as part of our concert in Michigan on my birthday. If we manage to turn our recordings into a CD or DVD, I’ll announce it here. If not, I’ll try to post it or put it on YouTube as soon as it’s ready.
The season advances. It’s still mild and rainy here but the first proper cold weather is predicted to grip the UK later this week.
The first and last photographs are delightful, especially the last one.
We could surely use some rain here, or snow, or something, but there’s none in the forecast for the next couple of weeks. Hope you’re feeling better before your cold weather arrives, and thank you for your feedback on the snow pix!
Beautiful photos, Gary, especially that top one >>> oh that one makes my knees go all unnecessary! Adrian
It’s really great, what a little dusting can do. But take good care of those knees!