Friday, February 8, 2008

Photo Hunt--Theme: Heavy

Different kinds of trees have different ways of adapting to the heavy snow load in the mountains in the winter.

You can see that these have long flexible branches which droop more and more as the snow load gets heavier. They can hold a lot of snow.

Watch out, though. If you happen to be standing under one when it has reached its limit of heavy snow, you will have a cold shower down your back.
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It is springlike here in the valley right now and almost all the snow that I posted a couple of weeks ago is gone. In the mountains, however, all but one of the passes that connect the east and west sides of our state are closed. Our plans for snowshoeing today had to be cancelled because of--you guessed it:
heavy snow!!!!

54 comments:

Carver said...

Those are wonderful winter snow shots. The trees do hold a heavy load. Hope you have a great weekend.

Sarge Charlie said...

This is an excellent post for heavy, I tried and tried to think of a post and have ice storm photos I did not think of. Thanks for stopping by.

jams o donnell said...

Great photo, I love it. We just don't see much snow, We;ve had none so far this winter. Have a great weekend

Sue said...

Wow! That is a lot of snow!!! Great shots!

Tokenhippygirl said...

Cold and heavy! Great shots. Happy hunting!

napaboaniya said...

That's really heavy snow! It's sooo thick... awwww, I'll be wearing 10 layers of clothings in that weather :P with my hands too frozen to snap pictures. Nice shoot and effort :)

Lynn said...

The snow shots look a bit gloomy. Great shots nonetheless as it captures a certain mood.

Melli said...

Oh my GOSH! That really IS some HEAVY snow! Those poor trees! LOL! I hope not too many of them were lost ... nor their branches. It IS beautiful though... isn't it?

leslie said...

Good idea for Heavy! Looks beautiful but like you say, you don't want to be standing under those trees if that snow dropped.

Corey~living and loving said...

What a wonderful take on the theme. That is heavy snow for sure.
happy Weekend.

Natalie said...

What a great take on the theme!

SabineM said...

great photos and great take on the theme!
I miss the snow!

CRIZ LAI said...

I'm freezing just by looking at the photos. Great shots. Even the leaves could not stand the weigh of the heavy loads :)

If you have the time, do check out my another interpretation here

PowersTwinB said...

As we get hit with another snowfall tonight (in Michigan) , I appreciate the beauty of a heavy snowfall like your photos, but I've had enough! UNCLE! Thanks for your visit to my hunt tonight!

Jessica said...

That is ALOT of heavy snow! Great photos! Happy weekend!

jmb said...

Sometimes those heavy laden branches break off too. The photos are lovely Katney. Have a great weekend.

BlurMommy said...

Oh, I love winter shots. Thanks for the visit. To answer your question, I took the animal photos at the Olympic Game Farm in Sequim, WA. Happy weekend.

Huey said...

Wow! Nice photos you have here. We don't have this in our country...

a simple life said...

Beautiful shots of cold and heavy. Thanks for dropping by.

Yen said...

Awesome winter pics! Heavy snow indeed:)

Max-e said...

Nice choice

Pato & Pearl said...

I love snow!!! i wish we had some here at this part of the world :(

Pearl - happy hunting

ian said...

whoa. coming from a tropical country, i salute you guys for enduring such cold environments. the last time we were in SFO, NYC, and South Carolina, the temperature was in the 40s and I could HARDLY stand it hahahaha a warm, cozy weekend to you all!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

That is a lot of extra weight got the poor trees. We don't have snow, just Pecans. The trees get so heavy woth Pecans, the limbs often snap off. We lost lots of limbs this year.

Patricia said...

Beautiful photo, Katney. The snow does look very heavy on those trees. Hope you stay warm and cozy on this heavy snow day you are having. We have the air-conditioner on here in south Florida! Blessings!

Juliana RW said...

wow...lots of snow in there. In here, this winter we don't have any snow :D Nice shot.

Will u visit my Photo Hunter : Heavy Thanks. Have a nice weekend.

jennwa said...

Beautiful and peaceful shots.
Have a great weekend.

Utah Mommy said...

It sure does looks heavy to me, great shot! Happy weekend!
Baby Pushing Mommy

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Wow, that is one heavy snow on those trees... we have a lot of snow here too and with the warmer temperatures finally, avalanches are now happening.... great post.

Mia said...

Beautiful snow pictures. I could just sit and watch for hours. :)

Dragonstar said...

Lovely shots! That snow looks really heavy on the trees.
Typical that your plans have been ruined by heavy snow - maybe we should change next week's theme to hot or sun!

g_mirage said...

Continued snow can get heavy for the trees and soil!

Great photo and choice! HAppy weekend!

A. said...

Oh those are gorgeous pictures! Snow is so picturesque, or can be, but it can also cause such a lot of aggravation.

carolinespicturepages.com said...

Beautiful trees. One of the few things I love about snow - the way it looks in a landscape.

Julie said...

looks like some of the trees here where we live-heavy with snow.Great photos.

Anna said...

What a wonderful pictures, I love snow and this sure show how much snow you've got in there....Thanks for sharing..

Mine is up too:
Every Beat Of My Heart

Alasandra said...

It's a balmy 70 degrees here. I am running around in short sleeves.

Thanks for visiting my blog

JesieBlogJourney said...

Nice heavy shots from the heavy snowstorm.

Mine is posted too.

starnitesky said...

Great photos for heavy.

Paulie said...

Ahhhh memories!

Hootin' Anni said...

Just dropping by today to send along my heartfelt thanks for such a lovely happy birthday wish! Y'all made my day so special yesterday, and I cherished every single wish left in my comments. You're a treasure!!! Thank you kindly!!!

tanabata said...

Those are lovely winter shots. Cold and heavy but beautiful all the same.

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful. Though at this time of the year, I'm sick of snow.

Jan Parrish said...

Beautiful. Though at this time of the year, I'm sick of snow.

Colin Campbell said...

I love snow in the winter. Unfortunately we have no snow here in Adelaide. My kids have never seen snow. One day.

david mcmahon said...

Like the warning about the heavy load!

bisdakbabbles said...

wow! these are the real "heavy" snowfall. We rarely get snow here in Osaka so last Saturday's snow was heavy for us :D

julie said...

Lovely winter snow photos. Haven't seen snow yet, we don't have those down here in a tropical country :)

Have a great week!

JustMeAndMyTeddyBear said...

Hi!
Your Heavy Photo Is Great!
Really Pretty Also!

Tammy said...

Wow, wonderful snow pictures. Really looks cold & heavy!

Ginni Dee said...

Wow! Heavy snow seems to be the rule rather than the exception this winter! Love your tree/snow shots. Well, I love the photos, NOT the snow. We're so tired of it here in western Illinois!! LOL

Thanks for visiting my blog. I think I might join you for Monday's Odd Shots. I takes lots of those.

Have a great week!

MamaArcher said...

those are some wonderful shots! It makes me miss living in Washington!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Write Shy said...

Nice snow photos... We have no season just like this in our country.. hehehe..

Janet said...

I was thinking the same thing of the trees I saw up in NH last weekend...they almost looked frosted! Nice shots :-)