Wintry Days

 

Wintry Days

Last weekend was the first snow days of this year here. The weather stations predicted 6 inches to 7 inches of snow accumulation. That was considered quite high for the typical wintry days in the area. Fortunately, the weather pattern changed the last minutes (ha! even mother nature changes her Β mind the last minutes too). The snow accumulation was only about a couple of inches. Whew, that was a relieve for me. I am sure Β that disappointed many many young kids who were excited about snow and were looking forward to have Β fun days in the snow and school closes. At least they were not disappointed about the school closed on Monday after.

For me, I was glad and secretly thanked the nature’s last minute decision for not pouring pile of snow in the area. I was still nervous regardless. The temperature were near record low (it dipped into single digit degrees Fahrenheit) and reported near zero or actually zero on Sunday night. That raised any concern for not too young houses. Being stuck in the house during the time also made me felt like doing a jailed time from a rebellious mind. If power went out things could be worse. I think that could be quite the opposite for young kids who felt free from being off from school and just having fun… hmm.

Our nature is always strange, under the same situation some can be cheerful while some are dreadful.

Wintry Day - Color

Can we always have a cheerful mind in any situation we are in?

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70 thoughts on “Wintry Days

  1. wakasahs15th January 16, 2017 / 6:33 pm

    It is a beautiful snow scene. Snow is inconvenient in terms of life, but I am happy to enjoy the scenery. I think that children are also pleased.

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  2. AmyRose🌹 January 17, 2017 / 2:31 pm

    You have more snow then we do at the moment. It is pouring rain outside. For January in NY this is NOT normal. As for your question YES we can choose to be cheerful in any situation. Some situations on the other hand, are so stressful and so painful to be cheerful (at least for me) is not an option. It’s hard enough to keep my head above water. Great shots, YellowCable!!! ❀

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    • YellowCable January 17, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you, Amy!!!

      I think it is similar here. It is not pouring but the weather is unusually warm for a mid January.

      You are right that we have a choice in some situation and so hard (or often forget) to make the choice..

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  3. Bun Karyudo January 18, 2017 / 1:23 am

    It’s funny how our attitude changes over the years. When I was a child, I would have like a lot of snow and a day off school too. Nowadays, a day off work comes with problems. 😦

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  4. Otto von MΓΌnchow January 19, 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I would be one to cheer for more snow, but good for you that nature did change its mind. As a matter of fact I wish we could have more snow where I am now. πŸ™‚

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    • YellowCable January 19, 2017 / 7:39 pm

      Is it warmer than usual where you are now? The weather is strange here. This week is warm (for a winter time). I hope you have snow coming to your area soon. Thank you.

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    • Dina January 27, 2017 / 2:39 pm

      I’d like more snow too! It’s far to warm in Norway and not a trace of snow in Fredrikstad … πŸ™‚

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      • YellowCable January 27, 2017 / 7:25 pm

        Is this usual or it is just this year? I hope more coming to your area.

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  5. inesephoto January 21, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Love the new look of your blog πŸ™‚
    Beautiful scene, and I would love such a day here because we have no snow πŸ™‚ As to your question – of course we cannot be cheerful all the time. Sometimes we have to be serious and focused. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! xx

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    • YellowCable January 21, 2017 / 9:23 am

      I am happy to hear that you like the new look of the blog πŸ™‚ Oh, I did not know that there is no snow in Ireland. I only know there is no snake in Ireland. I like that a lot (not that I do hate snakes but I am so afraid of them). You are right there are time that we need to be serious and focus an there are other times for more relaxing. Thank you!

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  6. ventisqueras January 25, 2017 / 11:02 am

    qui da noi nevica molto, molto raramente, e quando nevica la gente ( specialmente i bambini) lo prendono come un gioco, gli alberi e le case hanno ricami speciali e fantasiosi e gli uccellini scendono nei giardini a cercare le briciole che vengono loro lasciati facendo una gra confusione….sΓ¬, c’Γ¨ molta alle gria e luce quando nevica !
    un caro saluto e ringraziamento
    Annalisa

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    • YellowCable January 25, 2017 / 7:12 pm

      Yes, children love snow. Often time, TV news show kids doing all kind of things with snow when high snow accumulation. Thank you.

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  7. anotherday2paradise January 25, 2017 / 8:00 pm

    A really lovely snow scene, YC. I had enough cold weather in Antarctica, so am not too envious. πŸ˜…

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    • YellowCable January 26, 2017 / 7:12 pm

      I think Fl. weather look better and better especially this time of the year!

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    • YellowCable January 26, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      The weather has been a bit kind after that but I think the cold is coming back again. Thank you!

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  8. Miss Lou January 28, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Beautiful photograph. We never get snow where I live, The last time I experienced it i think I was about 24. Do you ever make snowmen, or does the novelty wear off after you can’t feel your fingers and toes anymore!

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    • YellowCable January 29, 2017 / 7:03 am

      Thank you. I did not remember that I ever made one. These days, anything wear off when I can’t feel my fingers, my feet, my face or ears start getting too cold

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  9. Inger January 29, 2017 / 7:23 am

    I love the snowy scene! I am always happy when I see big snow flakes falling down from the sky – it feels so pure and refreshing.

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    • YellowCable January 29, 2017 / 7:42 am

      You are right, the scene can be refreshing and seeing white flakes feels so pure. Than you.

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  10. prior.. January 29, 2017 / 8:32 am

    very good point about the cheerful mind….. ahhhh – such wisdom.

    I like the b & w image the most – it lets you feel the snow in the air and really has a mood.
    the colored version is also nice – but so diverse from the mono one.
    maybe they are an example of the duality of mindset you mentioned in your writing – and how we appreciate different things….

    oh and laughing pretty good at
    “felt like doing a jailed time”

    a bit of cabin fever, eh?

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    • YellowCable January 29, 2017 / 9:04 am

      It is the duality of our mind. It seems that we have no choice but I think we do. It is not easy to say once you are in one situation and I am included (jailed time feeling for me πŸ™‚ ).

      I am glad you like the B&W. I meant to create a mood of not so shiny πŸ™‚ while I think the color picture gives you a bit cheery feeling..

      Not much of having cabin fever but just felt rebellious πŸ™‚

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  11. Suzy Hazelwood January 29, 2017 / 7:56 pm

    I think we can have a cheerful mind in any situation we are in, but it’s a certain state of mind that accomplishes peace – it’s not always easy, doesn’t come naturally to most people. I’ve not been seeing snow in my area, but an annoying broken internet connection at times. Not something I usually have to deal with at all thankfully. But it didn’t take more than a few minutes for me to practically shout at my screen.. which is hilarious if you think about it… the problem isn’t even with the screen.. haha!! πŸ˜€ I have been able to keep a cheerful mind in some situations, but that one, trivial as it is… fails me! πŸ˜‰

    I love your beautiful snowy picture, very pretty indeed!!β™₯ I can remember that huge excitement of snow having fallen overnight and my mum waking me up with “take a look outside.. it’s snowed!” Oh, almost gets me teary-eyed thinking about it. My parents have long gone and so has my enthusiasm for snow. I too am often secretly thankful when the weather forecast isn’t accurate and it’s just a dusting of snow. And yet, I have to admit, I still like the look of it through the window… so pretty, just as your picture is! It’s just right amount of snowfall. Enough for snowmen and easy to clear – very much Christmas card snow! πŸ˜€

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    • YellowCable January 29, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      You are right. I think we can have a cheerful mind in any situation we are in and it is not easy. I think it could be how much we perceive the situation and how much we understand it. I think we are in the habit having some assumption and that could blind us or get us caught up in unpleasant state of mind.

      I am now imaging you shout at the computer screen. hmm. πŸ˜€ I know how frustrating one can be from this internet thingy. In particular, if it just goes out when you are in the middle of something. I think people depend on internet more and more. It is not just for entertaining but for doing daily things. I found it so useful if you have to go places. Internet and navigation application are your best friends (I got lost very easily 😦 ).

      I am so happy that you like the pictures πŸ™‚ Oh yes, indeed the right amount of white snow flakes slowly falling down or blown slightly by the wind out side is pretty to watch. I really like “Christmas card snow” πŸ™‚

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  12. Otto von MΓΌnchow February 1, 2017 / 5:25 pm

    You may not be to excited about snow, but you surely captured its beauty in these two versions. My favourite is the black and white. Really feels like winter to me.

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  13. Cecilia February 2, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Snow isn’t good or bad, it just is. Beautiful picture! Thanks for sharing.

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    • YellowCable February 2, 2017 / 8:41 pm

      Thank you! You are right. It isn’t good or bad. It just is!

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  14. The Passion Dew February 5, 2017 / 8:37 am

    Beautiful snow views photo YC.With us so far, we have not yet seen the full snow πŸ™‚

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    • YellowCable February 5, 2017 / 12:43 pm

      Thank you πŸ™‚ I think this year the winter is a bit warmer than usual even around here and after that snow. The winter is not over yet, there might still have chance to have snow in your area.

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  15. usathroughoureyes February 6, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Oh the weather outside is frightful but the fire is so delightful, and since we’ve no place to go, let it snow let it snow let it snow. Great photos and words. This is gonna be fun watching the world through your eyes and words.

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  16. nutsfortreasure February 8, 2017 / 7:26 am

    Love it! Stay safe as it melts then ices it is so slippery here today yesterday 5 inches then ice and rain now soup today it will be 50 and tomorrow 12 WHAT? lol We need to keep our cameras charged πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful day.

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    • YellowCable February 8, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Thank you.. I think this year winter is a bit strange or off. Yes, indeed keep the cameras charged!

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      • nutsfortreasure February 8, 2017 / 9:25 pm

        It will be beautiful to look at moving it not so much we have a blizzard coming high winds and lots and lots of snow we are ready!

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  17. Gabe Burkhardt February 8, 2017 / 7:00 pm

    Really glad I found you here. We received our first big snow here in Romania about the time you posted this, which has since melted. Now, another big storm is blasting us and the scenes you shared in the pictures above are starting to look very familiar again.

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    • YellowCable February 8, 2017 / 7:26 pm

      I am glad you have lovely snow scene over there. Thank you for stopping by!

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  18. The Snow Melts Somewhere February 12, 2017 / 3:18 am

    We humans are built to worry, so I don’t think we can always be cheerful πŸ™‚ I’m like you, stuck indoors for the winter, which seems never-ending…

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    • YellowCable February 12, 2017 / 7:42 am

      I like the name of your blog πŸ™‚ It reminds me of song name “It is 5 O’ clock somewhere”. You are right, it is true that is our nature. Perhaps, we could accept the nature as is and not thing more and have less effects on us .
      I hope snow melt away some in your end soon!

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      • The Snow Melts Somewhere February 12, 2017 / 8:23 am

        Thanks! πŸ˜‰ (and you’re right, that’s exactly what I was thinking about with the blog’s name – it’s melted already Somewhere in the world…!)

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  19. Oristel Guenael February 14, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Beautiful picture! I really love this, “ha! even mother nature changes her mind the last minutes too” Great Post! πŸ™‚

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  20. cindy knoke February 17, 2017 / 9:10 pm

    Lovely winter scene. Sometimes we cannot be cheerful because sadness, grief and pain are unfortunately part of life which is why I like to be cheerful whenever I can! Cheers to you my friend~ ❀

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    • YellowCable February 18, 2017 / 6:23 am

      Yes, we sometimes cannot be cheerful.. I just wish we could. A tall wish, I supposed. We should stay on the cheerful side, who know what might come up next.

      Thank you Cindy!

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  21. Jane Lurie February 17, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    I miss the beauty of snow, as you’ve captured so well here, YC.

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      • knittingwithheart March 19, 2017 / 9:30 pm

        Thanks YC, no worries about that… We bloggers are.busy people! Wishing you a wonderful week πŸ™‚ πŸ’œ Jackie@KWH

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