the elements [46/52]

As I mentioned in the link up, when I decided that this week’s prompt would be “the elements”, I swear Mama Nature looked down on me and had a good ol’ giggle. We’ve gone from sweaters, to t-shirts, to parkas and back again this week. Crazy, crazy weather.

And it snowed! Now, you might hear me groaning about this come January, but right now it puts me in a happy (festive!) mood.

Anyway, it was just a dusting. No harm in that.

No snowshovels either!

Driving home on Thursday, I slammed on the brakes when I saw this …

stormy skies

Sunny skies to the left of me and stormy ones to the right made for a really cool scene with the setting sun lighting up this barn like a movie set. You can see it reflecting off of the lighter skies behind the barn too. It had just started to snow when I snapped this. Hence the spots. Bit of light contrast here and web sharpening. That’s it. It really was this cool (click through to view larger on flickr).

The morning after, and me keeping myself occupied in the drive-thru lane.

this way to hot coffee

Gotta have my Tims in the morning :)

(love those bokeh snowflakes!)

Saturday, after driving daughter to work, I made my over to Island Lake and had a walk around. Good for the soul, that place.

good morning

I have a few more to share from that morning. Another day.

It’s warmed up a bit but I think we’ve seen the last of our prolonged Indian Summer. Snowy skies from here on in, I’ll bet.

I’ll be the one humming Christmas carols ;)


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  • lucy
    Posted at 07:50h, 21 November Reply

    oh, your elements shots are so wonderful. that dark/light sky is amazing. i know about the brake-slamming thing. it’s a wonder my bumpers are still intact. happy thanksgiving — hope it’s a special time for you and your family.

    • janice
      Posted at 00:08h, 22 November Reply

      Likewise, Lucy!
      Although, up here we have our turkey early. October! ;)

  • Laurie
    Posted at 23:04h, 21 November Reply

    These are great pics, especially the barn with the dark skies behind it. We haven’t had anything spectacular. Clouds or no clouds, sun or no sun. You gotta’ have snow to get in the spirit of the holidays (well, I do anyhow) Nice place to walk, you have. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday week.

    • janice
      Posted at 00:08h, 22 November Reply

      Thank you, Laurie. You too!
      And I hear you about the snow getting you in the mood. I’m the exact same way.

  • Elizabeth Crocker
    Posted at 23:05h, 21 November Reply

    I would love each one of these in anything from a post card to a canvas wall hanging! Beautiful shots!

    • janice
      Posted at 00:09h, 22 November Reply

      Even the ugly ol’ Timmie’s sign? heheeee :D

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