First Snow of the Season

Hello friends!

IT FINALLY SNOWED! I haven’t seen even a flurry all winter until yesterday morning, when I opened the curtains and yelled for Sully to come look. Neither of us were expecting a white world. Sadly it snowed only a little and stuck around even less, but I managed to capture a few shots before it all melted.

Enjoy some snowy goodness from my backyard!

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Probably the best subjects were the holly bushes lining one side of our yard. The contrast of the dark green leaves with the bright white snow… perfection.


You’d think white buildings wouldn’t photograph well in snow, but this little shed actually looked quite picturesque!


I’m mad at myself for not taking another shot where the berry was actually in focus. Oh well. I still love the pop of color.


The neighboring house’s yard held this fantastic tree with squiggly branches beautifully outlined by the snow.


I always wonder if the birdhouse on our maple tree gets any use. It’s cute, regardless!


I wanted to use my macro lens to take pictures of individual snowflakes, but it had stopped snowing and started melting by the time I went outside, so the icy crystals on the edge of this leaf are about as close as I got.


As you can see, it wasn’t very deep. Good for a starter snow, I suppose. but I’m hoping for at least one good coating this season.


Snowflakes fade into waterdrops as you cross this blade. 


A random weedy cedar turned out to be an excellent photo subject! I was playing around with edits and came up with two versions: this warm edit…


And this cool one. Which do you prefer? Right now I usually give my photos a warm tint, but the blue fits the snowy vibe.


Here’s an in-between color grading featuring more close-up snow crystals.


A little lap quilt of snow resting on the branches of an apple tree.


Not really snowy but I like this one! Reflections in waterdrops always intrigue me.


Ooh, another favorite! Snow days are great for playing around with negative space in your photos. A lot of white space can provoke feelings of peace, loneliness, or a little bit of both.


I miss the “Narnia lantern” at my family’s farmhouse… This is the closest thing we have, haha.


Very random, kinda grungy-looking photo that I still somehow like? Snow and editing can work wonders on ordinary objects.


Speaking of, here’s the crumpled end of a gutter. Voila. 😛 Anything to do with water captures my attention though. I took this at a pretty high shutter speed so you can see the individual streams of melted snow.


There’s your dose of everyday magic for the day, guys! It was a fun challenge to try and create pretty, snowy pictures without much snow or prettiness to work with. Do you think the photoshoot was a success? If so, I hope it inspires you to see beauty in the mundane where you live too. 🙂

Which photo(s) did you like best?

Thanks so much for reading, my friends, and have a lovely day!


P. S. Photos taken with my Nikon D7200 and a 35mm lens. Edited with Lightroom.


22 thoughts on “First Snow of the Season

  1. Snow is a magical thing. It acts like an angel, fluttering down from the sky with such grace and elegance and softly lands on the earth. 
    Amaging photography.

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  2. Hi Allison!
    I’ve been following your blog for a while and am now subscribed! Thank you for showing us your lovely gift of photography-all the pictures are beautiful!!! My favorites are the weedy cedar with the warm edit and the large tree with the squiggly branches. Oh, and the holly! All of them, haha!
    I’m from North Central Texas which has experienced an ice storm for several days. Today is the first day where the sun is shining and all the ice is sparkling. Texas isn’t really known for snow, but like you, I love it!
    May God bless and keep you!


    1. Hi there Valentine! So glad to “meet” you. 🙂 Thanks for joining me! I loved hearing your favorite photos and what the weather is like in your part of the world. Ice storms can be super dangerous but also beautiful. I bet the sun sparkling on the ice must be breathtaking!
      Same to you. ❤️❤️


  3. Nice pictures of the snow. I really like your photos of the snow on the branches. We currently have 26 inches on the ground and there is no place to pile the snow. I am really looking forward to Spring soon.


  4. They were all so beautiful. We had about that much snow on Wednesday. The only thing wrong with it was it didn’t last long enough. Gram


  5. This is the way I like to enjoy snow–looking at pictures of it! We used to live in New Jersey, where we often had a little snow, and sometimes had way too much snow. But for the last 34 years we’ve lived in the desert of Arizona. No weather we have to shovel. I’m glad you like snow.


    1. Haha that’s perfect. I would definitely miss snow if I lived somewhere like Arizona, but it can sure be a mess when you get a lot. I don’t think I’d want to live in New Jersey either. Guess it’s good we’re both content where we are, right?

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  6. All the pictures are so unique and pretty. I really enjoyed looking at them all. It is so hard to choose a favorite. I think I really liked the weedy cedar in the warm tint, I think that the picture of the snow on the concrete blocks, and I also like the one with the light on the house. You did a great job taking them all. Thanks for sharing!


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