Awesome pics, Jim. I especially like the "reindeer" one. It's like finding shapes in the clouds. I wouldn't have noticed that if you hadn't mentioned it. Really cool. Mother Nature at her finest! Thanks for sharing.
Snowscapes created by winter storm Nemo
Submitted by JIM NIGRO on February 13, 2013 - 9:00am
Nemo, the winter storm that passed through the area last Friday evening and early Saturday left a number of picturesque scenes in it's wake. Shortly after sunrise Sunday morning, with the thermometer reading 10 degrees, Claudia and I went off in search of snowscapes to share with Batavian readers.
This scene certainly has a wilderness look to it. It's actually found along Main Street, Oakfield, just across the road from Allie's Cones & Dogs. The stream is shallow and has sufficient current to prevent freezing despite the low temps.
It was a different story on Oak Orchard Creek where the water runs deeper and the current much slower.
Starving for sunlight, the needles of a spindly spruce have been replaced by a coat of white.
In a distant hedgerow, snow and ice have combined to fashion what appears to be "reindeer figurines."
A drake mallard drifts past a trio of black ducks partially obscured by snow-covered branches.
Constant exposure to a west wind may be the reason for this tilted cedar.
Another photo of Oak Orchard Creek, this one farther upstream, somewhat congested by shoreline brush, but rather enchanting nonetheless.