Full Moon Blizzard 2016

anyone that knows me well knows how much I enjoy snow

Magpie's Nest Front Porch and Driveway

there is something about the purity and hush that freshly fallen snow brings turning everything sparkling white…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Snow HaikuWinter Storm Jonas got lots of press before Friday when the snow and wind finally settled in for 36 continuous hours…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz view from second story window here near Dulles Airport we got 28.3 inches of light fluffy snow (Mr Magpie took the above photo which shows the heated birdbath resting on top of the wind blown snow)…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Blizzard Tulipssome fresh tulips were a necessary part of my blizzard preparedness…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Snow on Snowit took Mr Magpie lots of time and patience to use his electric shovel to help carve a path from our back patio around the house to the front driveway…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Clearing a pathI made sure he stayed well hydrated…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Fred Waterbringing him a snack or two as well…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Blizzard Tsnow is SO photogenic and appealing to me…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz playing on the back porch I could not resist taking oodles of photos…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Blizzard 2016

it was fun playing in the snow with the traveling tea cup…

Magpie's Nest Patty Tulips in the snoweven the tulips ended up out in the snow for a bit…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Cardinals and Fairy GardenI must confess I have been in a continual state of excitement since last week especially with words like “epic” “monumental” and “historical” being used to describe this storm…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz SNOW TULIPSit was one for the history books for our area…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz filtered snowthe light and shadows are so beautiful with the snow and sunny skies…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz winter light we enjoyed the full moon from our back porch too (you can see it below at the top of the center photo)…

Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz January Full Moonon Monday some energetic high schools boys helped dig us out further (BIG thanks to Isaiah and David who are two very cheerful and hard workers!!!)…

Isaiah and David Workers Extraordinare

it will be a couple more days until schools and businesses and mail delivery are up and running again…Magpie's Nest Patty Szymkowicz Lady Planter in Snow

hoping that you are safe and well as I join everyone over at Elizabeth’s Altered Book Lover for T Stands for Tuesday

 

43 responses to “Full Moon Blizzard 2016

  1. What a feast of photos. I love the snow too, as long as I don’t have to get to anywhere important. There is such a stillness and calm that settles over everywhere. Sounds like it’s going to have turned to rain by the time it reaches us.

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  2. Lovely photos Patty! xxx

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  3. I am always amazed at your beautiful photo’s Patty,just stunning with so much thought in each one.I love them all.Jim did a great job in the clean up.We always have work here for those nice young men.None in our neighborhood,just little ones.
    Hugs

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  4. Beautiful photos, I enjoyed them very much. I love snow too, when I can sit inside with a cuppa something hot and watch from the window. I really like the look of the yard ornaments with their blanket of snow.

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  5. Oh Patty, these photos are wonderful, really outstanding. I can see, that you enjoy the snow.
    For me this would be a nightmare. I’m not a fan of winter… snow… low temperatures, no, not really. I’m looking for summer 😉

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  6. You’re really good at the photography now love the first one most but just love all of them xx

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  7. Really beautiful photos Patty. They definitely show your love of the snow! I was thinking of you knowing you must have gotten A LOT your way too.Didn’t mind going in and out (mostly to continually shovel a path for Annie) during the blizzard, but the next day I really could have cried seeing so much of it, not being able to help shovel, and not knowing where it was going to go. Still digging out in our area too and not all roads are even open yet. Thankfully it’ll be a bit warmer and the sun should melt it a bit! Happy T day to you, and thanks again for making me see the beautiful side of it all:)

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  8. I’ve been seeing all the photos of your big storm. I remember getting a storm like that in 1991…we got 28.1″ on Halloween. I remember a snow plow getting stuff on the hill of our street. My dad went up with the snowblower to help him out.
    Nice of those boys to help dig you out. Mr G’s cousin lives near you and posted a cool timelapse video he took from their window of the storm. It was crazy watching the cars disappear as the snow kept falling.

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  9. Oh my, what wonderful photo, your snow looks so pure and beautiful. Great idea wit the tulips to bring a splash of colour. I’m glad you are able to enjoy the blizzard, and how nice that those lovely boys helped dig you out! Happy T Day, have fun, Alles Liebe, Valerie

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  10. your snow photos are spectacular – and fresh snow always has such an innocent look… but actually i don´t envy you for the real stuff around it (shoveling and all…). but what i really envy you of are the cardinals!!! i wish i would ever in my life see one.
    happy t-day, patty!

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  11. wow glad you are safe and how kind and neighbourly of those boys..good souls

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  12. Shadows and light – you certainly know how to capture them to their best advantage! So glad to hear you are enjoying the snowfall. I like snow best looking at it in pictures from where I sit in Florida. I’m afraid I would look like your planter in the final picture and be just as cold if I were there in person!

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  13. Super post, Patty. You’ve made a gorgeous document with your great, beautiful photos from the historial snow storm there. I see that nothing damaged in your home and garden, lucily. Peaceful snow is so lovely, I agree.
    ♥Wishing you and yours all the best ♥

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  14. Your snow photos are lovely Patti.

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  15. As expected, you got quite a lot of snow there! You seem to be enjoying it, though, and your photos are certainly beautiful. The moon and sunset are just gorgeous! We are forecast for rain late today and tonight, so it may wash away much of the snow for us….that, plus two days of 45 degree weather!

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  16. I have to agree with you about fresh snow being so photogenic, and all your pictures proved it over and over…..just beautiful!

    Happy T-day

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  17. Glad to hear that everything went well with you and that you even enjoyed this blizzard.
    Those are the most beautiful blizzard photos I think!
    Happy T-Day dear Patty Liebes!!!
    oxo
    Susi

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  18. Patty these photos are amazing and show your true love of snow. I had a ball looking at them all. wow you have had some snowfall there. xxx

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  19. What an incredible post. When I finally got home, the monumental storm had passed, so I didn’t get to see it as it developed. Your photos show how excited you were to be able to be out in the snow. So glad Mr. Magpie didn’t have to work or be out in the mess as it developed. I heard on the radio that all of Washington DC was shut down (except for necessary personnel) as of noon on Friday. So glad he was able to be home with you and the photo of the wind swept yard is monumental. I heard the snow was quite fluffy and not one where you could easily have a snowball fight or make a snowman. That may be why that photo showing how the wind layered the snow was so special.

    I loved what you did with the traveling tea cup and the tulips. Really vivid shots that showed so much color in an otherwise white and silent wonderland. Truly an impressive display with each vignette you shared.

    Thanks for sharing these photos of the snow of the century, your traveling tea cup (which didn’t have to go far this time), Mr. M., the helpful boys who finished digging you out, and your beautiful tulips and other yard art with us for T this Tuesday. SO, so glad you are warm and safe, too.

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  20. Wonderful and amazing good photos you made my Dear. I love snow too and can’t stop watching how much snow you got. Jim had his special fitness training with the snow this time. Snow is so photogenic. I like your tulips int he snow very much. The lovely red cardinal bird looks so nice in the snow. I read that this bird only lives in America and Mexico. I would like to have this lovely bird in our garden.
    Dearest Greetings
    Sabine xox

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  21. The joy and beauty you bring to every aspect of your life is always inspiring to me Patty. An uplifting view of what others have found to be catastrophic. The concept of a heated birdbath is just wonderful.

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  22. Ohhhh…….this was the most beautiful way I could have ever chosen to spend my lunchtime! thank you, my friend, for a heartfelt, and gorgeous post about the snow. I feel filled inside with happiness, memories, and pure joy. Tears fall on my keyboard seemingly to emphasize how emotional I feel to have visited with you. thank you for your sharing heart and your wonderful photography. xoxox Rella

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  23. Absolutely stunning photos of the snow around your home, they show your love for snow in all its majestic beauty.
    Yvonne xx

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  24. Wow Patti, you really did make the most of all that snow! Such lovely photos and I am oober impressed that you actually have a heated birdbath and an electric shovel! I had no idea that either of these things were actually made! LOL Happy T Tuesday to you! Stay warm and enjoy all that pristeen whiteness while it is nice to look at, Annette

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  25. I love, love, love the snow, too. That shot from above of the heated bird feeder and the rippled snow–awesome! Love the pics with the contrast of the flowers and the sparkly white snow. 🙂
    Happy T-Day! 🙂

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  26. Wow- you really did get a whole LOT of snow. I think if we didn’t get a lot of snow every winter I would be very excited too.(Sadly in New Hampshire we get snow and it never seems to go away-although so far this year we don’t have much so that is good! Life here hardly seems to stop when it snows!) I love all your photos-especially the tea ones! Those really made me smile. Your garden must be beautiful when it is green and blooming. Hugs-hope life gets back to normal soon.

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  27. I love all of your photos but the cardinals win the prize! Oh how I envy you having them as residents in your garden! Happy T day! Chrisx

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  28. Thank you for sharing those absolutely beautiful photos with us. I thoroughly enjoys looking at them. The tulips are gorgeous too. (I would say that, being Dutch)
    Thanks for visiting earlier,
    Have a good week,
    Lisca

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  29. Wow! What a storm! Sounds like fun and your photos are beautiful! I love how those gorgeous tulips were part of your storm preparation! 🙂

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  30. Your photos of the epic storm are really lovely…it is indeed beautiful to watch the snow…as long as the heat stays on and you don’t have to drive anywhere! 😉 thanks for sharing…and love your tulips as preparation for being snowed in! ♥

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  31. The storm was on the news here but none of the pictures were anywhere near as lovely as yours. It is so nice to have a report from someone who loves the white stuff.

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  32. Oh Patty, only you will put your beautiful pink tulips in the snow — and only for you will they not die within 30 seconds! Those photos are just fantastic, some of the loveliest I’ve seen. While despite my Michigan home I am no fan of snow (and big storms) I can’t deny the beauty of the freshly fallen snow, sun sparkling and a perfect blue sky. No one could capture it better!

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  33. This was us last winter. Love all the shots! xox

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  34. I have to agree with you about the beauty of a fresh fallen snow ♥ It’s so beautiful and pristine. You certainly got a lot of it. Your photos are fantastic and I love your optimistic attitude towards it !

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  35. Your photos are spectacular! And that’s just how I want to see snow…in a photo, on TV, or very far away! I grew up in central Illinois and we got quite a lot of snow. Now I live where a dusting occurs once every few years. I love the way you incorporated the T for Tuesday theme in your post.

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  37. Hi Patty, I thought I was the only ‘crazy lady’ that likes snow and after a snowstorm, it always looks so beautiful. Your photographs are gorgeous, LOVE the tulips in the snow, (or is that the previous post). Regardless all of your photography is amazing. But wow what a LOT of digging out, I’ve never seen so much at once. Cheers, Shirleyxx

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  39. What a most beautiful post Patty! By the end of this post, I almost like snow as much as you!! teehee
    Absolutely gorgeous photos, truly you have made the winter more beautiful!(but I am still glad that you have the snow and not us!) xoxo

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  40. I love your photos Patty!Snow is very photogenic.You are right. Maybe because it reflects light beautifully.I don’t know. Love to see the tulips too. You are a great photographer, my friend!Happy belated T Day, dear!

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  41. Glad to hear you weathered the storm well. The news reports here certainly sounded scary. It’s wonderful that you could see the beauty in it!

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  42. What a beautiful photo essay! And those pink tulips amidst it all – genius. But I’m glad it’s you (since you enjoy the snow) and not me, cause I don’t like living in it at all!

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  43. Patty wow what wonderful posts, but this one is epic! Such beauty and I absolutely love snow, thanks so much for all your gorgeous photos, what magic and taken so beautifully in your own unique artful way!

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