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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

a Sunday drive to church





On Sunday morning we woke to a pretty snowfall covering everything and the sun was shining.  



Looking through the windshield that was covered with ice and snow.  We were on our way to church.  My Piano Man didn't clean the window off very well did he, but he had the heat and defroster cranked on high.   I took these photos with my iPhone.

We leave at 8:30 as we are both involved with music on Sunday's and need to be there to practice.   That means we are sometimes on the road before the plows are and it can be a tricky, slippery drive after a snowfall.  It can also be a very pretty drive.

There are lots of pictures so get a cup of something hot and enjoy the drive.


The plow had gone up the road but not down the side we had to travel on.  The wind was blowing the snow across the road too.




I like how it looks like there's a big hill behind the trees.
It's clouds.


I debated showing this one.  My side window had ice and water drops on it.  I was taking pictures in a clear spot but we hit a bump in the road and the phone jerked.  It's kind of pretty how the sun was shining through the ice drops and made these cool circles.


Along the frozen river.

On the way back home.  The towers are coated in frozen snow on one side from the wind blowing it.


The road doesn't look much better does it?  It was still very slippery.   They stayed slippery until Monday afternoon.  Schools were closed in our district.  It snowed a few centimetres on Monday morning and the temperature rose from -16 C to +5C by 3:00.  Then it rained.


It rained hard and the wind blew for a couple of hours.  By 6:00 it was cooling down and we had a flash freeze turning everything to ice.  What wacky weather we've been having this month!

It has been quite a severe winter all across the continent hasn't it?
I know most of you have been experiencing snow and cold too.
Hang in there.  This should break soon.  Right?
I'm going to think positive and hope for nicer weather soon.
I wish my blog friends in the southeastern US a safe day as they are dealing with snow, ice and cold.

Thanks so much for visiting and for your kind comments.
Have a great day!

Blessings,

Pamela

45 comments:

  1. i love an empty road - love all the rainbows. so pretty. & who doesn't love quiet times. ( :

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  2. Gorgeous photos Pamela . . . all the varied winter patterns, changes, views! Unbelievable winter indeed.

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  3. Love seeing pictures of your world Pamela. So beautiful.

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  4. Winter can be so pretty. I love the "bump" shot!

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  5. Beautiful photos, Pam! I love the one with the circles from the ice drops. Lets hope that February brings milder weather.

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  6. Thank you for taking us along on your snowy drive! It's c-c-cold out there this morning - 6 degrees - but we're staying inside and keeping warm. The sun is shining and the skies are deep blue, so our snow is looking very pretty!

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  7. Gorgeous photos. I see you have aliens in your part of the country too .. our grandkids call the big hydro towers aliens :)

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  8. Beautiful! I think the one with blue sky and the single electrical tower is the best one. They are very "architectural". lol Your roads look flat and without deep ditches on the sides, so not so hazardous to drive.

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  9. It is crazy but so beautiful! Love the early morning sun on the snow. Your images are utterly gorgeous. We have escaped the cold. 68 degrees tomorrow. Spring in January. We will get our cold in the next two months, I'm sure. Glad to see you are keeping cozy!

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  10. Nice set of photos! I really like your ice circles photo.

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  11. What a lovely drive to church! Oh my, every photograph is just beautiful and truly photo shots of wonder!

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  12. Wonderful photos . The weather this winter has been so whacky . Today is windy snow blowing every where down right cold with sun popping out every now and then . It would be nice to have a break from the winds and frigid temps. Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

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  13. What a lovely drive to church! Every photo looks like a Christmas post card! I love the ice droplets on the window. But I know it must be so treacherous to get around and that wind does look cold! We have escaped the cold this winter (WA state), but I know we will pay. *grin*. Keep warm and safe. xo Karen

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  14. Such a pretty ridge you get to drive along. Glad that Murray was keeping an eye on the road while you enjoyed the scenery. We, thankfully, did not get any of that rain. I hate rain in winter. It's very cold this week. No one is going outside to play that's for sure!

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  15. Such pretty shots. Love the one with the water drops on it!

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  16. The photo with the ice and rain drops is my fav too....and the slushy! It looks like a special effect! Take care and stay warm! I'm amazed at how many bloggers are posting snow pics today! Sweet hugs!

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  17. So cold but yet so beautiful. Keep safe and warm my friend x

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  18. Beautiful captures Pamela, Lovely views of your rural country landscape! Stay cozy!

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  19. That is a beautiful drive to church! Thanks for taking us with you. How long is your drive?

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  20. Fresh snow always makes my heart beat with excitement. Maybe that's because we get so little here and it's always a minor catastrophe when it comes -- the kind that doesn't do any real harm, just messes up everybody's plans. Love your pictures. Stay warm.

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  21. It did look very slippery there, Pamela! We had 5 inches of snow a couple days ago and it took my daughter 0ne and a half hour to get to Denver when her commute drive is usually only 35 minutes. Best to drive slow and be safe!

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  22. Isn't it funny how you can feel the cold by looking at a frozen landscape! I like the bokeh effect from the water droplets on the window Pam.
    We're leaving in the morning and sure hope the highway clears up by then. Kentucky is having major problems after a snowfall and freezing rain.

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  23. How many different types of weather are you trying to get into one day? That's pretty amazing, Pam. I hope you're taking it slow and easy on those roads.

    I was thinking you must have an understanding husband as you clicked all those photos. I really enjoy seeing the ones with frosty edges from the car window and other "special effects". It added to the winter feel of things.

    -Karen

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  24. Pamela, what a glorious drive to church! I mean I'm sure you were already worshiping before you even got there! I know I would have been! The ice crystals only add to the beauty! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos :)

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  25. Winter does give us such wonderful photo opportunities. I do like the bump in the road photo. And the iPhone is amazing. You live in very pretty country. Somewhat like Colorado, only we are on the prairie, so not quite so scenic.

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  26. Your photos are so pretty. I love the isolated roads. GA had ice/snow yesterday but thankfully we were not trapped in gridlock!

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  27. Beautiful photos Pam. Beautiful and coldddd. A few more days and Jan. is gone. We can turn the calendar to a shorter month, and hopefully slightly warmer temps. Let's hope!!

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  28. I really like the photos through the ice and with the water droplets, they make it look even colder, but even more beautiful - although I appreciate that it isn't beautiful driving conditions!! I hope that things have improved a little weather wise since Sunday! xx

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  29. So loved some of these...such beautiful scenes. That makes up for the bitter cold...

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  30. Beautiful photos, Pamela. What a lovely drive to church but I hope you had good snow tires. : )

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  31. I was enjoying your photos earlier this afternoon, when I got the call from my boyfriend, about being stranded in Atlanta....
    So......I'm back.....to say......awesome photos!
    If we can say anything nice about this winter....it has been a photographers dream!♥️
    But....the niceties stop there.....hahaha!
    Enjoy your evening Pam....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  32. Was that sun? It's such a beautiful drive, even if it's icy, and early in the morning. Stay safe, and warm.

    Jen

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  33. Beautiful series of photos, and such lovely views! Warm greetings from Montreal, Canada.

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  34. It has been a strange winter, hasn't it?? I love your snow pics. I think it is just beautiful!

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  35. There seems to be no end in sight-more snow for us tomorrow!

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  36. How can something so beautiful become such a pain in the neck!
    I'm glad you made it safely to church and back, Pamela.
    You are both very dedicated.
    Did the rain wash away all that snow now?

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  37. Beautiful pic's in your winter wonderland! I'm still sending warm greetings from the west coast...though apparently we are going to be having some cold yet.

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  38. Brrrr Pamela! It certainly does look frosty. Slow and steady is the pace I drive when it's like that. Your photos area beautiful and I love when the sun shines on the snow!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. Beautiful snow photos! I don't mind snow, but I can do without the freezing rain.

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  40. Pamela,your photo's are beautiful, I enjoyed the ride with you! The scenery is georgous. We have snow here in Georgia today, which we don't get often and it really makes for a mess. Every few years we get to enjoy the beauty of it.

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  41. Your drive to church is a pretty one in the snow!

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  42. Very pretty photos, Pam.. I hope this weekend is fine, eh....xo

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  43. Pamela, our worlds look about the same, lol. Your pictures are very beautiful, I really enjoyed your Sunday drive. I didn't clean the windshield off very well this morning and had to look through the small hole I could see through until it defrosted some. It was snowing so hard the back window was completely covered as soon as I scraped it off. We ended up with another six inches of powdery snow again and I have Mom's and our yard cleared but it's supposed to get windy, so we all know how that's going to go. Drifts everywhere, lol. Did you have any power outages with the rain? I'm not a fan of icestorms at all.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  44. It looked like such a pretty drive with all that sunshine but I know the roads can be treacherous. Valerie

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