12.16.2020 Snow Sedges

Nice nor’easter coming tonight.  Maybe there’ll be similar for photographing although it is supposed to be quite windy as well.  Batteries for my gloves are charging as I type.  🙂

The forecast is for 8-18 inches with blustery winds. Happily, I got the call yesterday afternoon and I pick up the snowblower after work today. It’s supposed to be light fluffy stuff so not too heavy but 18″ is still a lot of snow. It’ll start around midnight and when Bentley and I get up at 3 I’ll have to shovel a path for him.  Beagles have short legs.  🙂

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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36 Responses to 12.16.2020 Snow Sedges

  1. On television last night I heard that forecast for your area. Let’s hope the snowblower clears the way to lots of good pictures for you.

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  2. Littlesundog says:

    That is a nice black and white. Who would think a sedge could be so striking? Snow blowers certainly are nice to have up north. We’ve had some snow here the past few days, but thankfully I haven’t had to shovel a path for the dogs. Most of our accumulation has melted already.

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    • Thanks, Lori! For our first several years in the house Mary Beth did not want us to have a snow blower because she likes shoveling snow. Go figure. 🙂 But one year we had so much snow that she couldn’t throw it over the banks along our driveway and decided maybe I was right. She still does some shoveling for Bentley and in front at times when it snows while I am at work. It has been pretty cold recently, single digits this morning, but later next week the 40’s return with some sun so much will melt.

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  3. That’s a new word for me, “sedge.” Love the image. I guess winter storm Gail should be spelled Gale. I’d keep Bentley inside and put another log on the fire.

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    • If that is new to you then so is this identification poem…” ‘Sedges have edges, rushes are round, grasses have knees that bend to the ground. ‘” One of the folks who I see when I stop for a donut on the way to work is named Gail and she was quite excited about a storm named after her. I wonder if she is a fan of Gale Storm.

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      • I also thought about Gale Storm, whom I remember from the television series “My Little Margie.” Thanks to your link, I now know that her real name was Josephine Owaissa Cottle. I had no idea she grew up in McDade, which is about 40 miles east of our home in Austin. Just last week on television we saw her in the 1947 movie “It Happened on Fifth Avenue.”

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      • My Little Margie is the main way I know of her. She had a much wider career but sitting in front of the TV after elementary school made me familiar with her.

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  4. Wow, you get proper snow! I don’t even know that a snowblower is. I suppose it blows snow away! I like that sedge, looks so delicate, yet is so tough and hardy.

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    • That we do, Sel. 8″ this past Thursday but that’s a small amount compared to the almost four feet some in nearby New York state had. It is amazing how hardy so many plants are and they make interesting subjects in the winter.
      Yes, that’s exactly what they do and it goes a fair distance so one’s driveway doesn’t end up walled in.

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  5. Nice Steve! Liked it is in B&W!

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    • Thanks, Reed. There wasn’t much color which is often a good thing but in this case I thought monochrome carried the cold feeling better.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        Monochrome gives a really striking image and something a bit unusual these days. I’m trying to imagine 18 inches of snow – yikes!

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      • Sometimes a little subtle color in an otherwise monochrome image is nice but I think it would have been lost here.Glad that you like it, Ann!

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      • We have that much snow on occasion. West of us in New York state some places had around 48″.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        Wow, it’s hard to imagine that amount of snow! It’s a lot less snowy in the UK than when I was a kid, but our amounts, even then, would seem trifling by comparison.

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      • As a kid I lived in Western New York State, in Syracuse, and we would have some incredible snowfalls. Of course I was a little guy so the snow seemed more than adults might have experienced. But before we moved to Massachusetts there was an amount that caused cars along the side of the road to be buried.

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      • Ann Mackay says:

        Eek, LOL! That’s a lot of snow. Old photographs show that the north of Scotland used to get a lot. They ‘lost’ the train one snowy winter! (It crosses some very wild and bleak areas with nothing much around.) Now they try to be prepared for getting stuck in the snow.

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  6. I had to laugh when you mentioned clearing the snow for ‘short legs’. I had forgotten that part. Funny how that’s the snow blowing I didn’t really mind 😂😂

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  7. Nice shot! We’re in the deep freeze this week but no snow to speak of…yet 😏

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  8. Eliza Waters says:

    Lovely image, Steve. Yes, time will tell just how much we get. The wind is the most worrisome, hoping we keep power!

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    • Thanks, Eliza! We ended up with 10″ or so. Hard to be exact with the wind blowing it around. I would expect more in your neighborhood. I didn’t hear about much power being lost so I hope you were not without.

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  9. shoreacres says:

    The plant seems as delicate as the snow; they make a lovely match.

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    • They do look delicate but it is impressive how they stand up to harsh weather. What was once green and vibrant has lost all color aside from tan and looks lifeless but will burst forth in spring.

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  10. krikitarts says:

    I remember fondly battery-warmed gloves, and socks too. It’s been quite a while, though, since I used them. Your sedge photo is so nice; hoping for more.

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    • I only just got the gloves last year and still have to insert a heat pack inside. Nothing seems to keep my fingers warm except the indoors. I do expect more winter weeds and will certainly share them here. Thanks, Gary!

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  11. bluebrightly says:

    Get up at 3? Seriously? And I’m a little worried that you got slammed since you haven’t replied to comments…I hope you didn’t lose power and all is OK. You can bet I love this photograph. 🙂

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    • I’ve been remiss but no worries about our power. I’ll catch up shortly but felt I should tell you all is okay. 🙂 Heading to bed now so I can get up at 3. LOL

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    • Yeah, 3 is earlier than 4 and earlier yet than 5 but I am getting used to it. Most of the time I wake and cannot get back to sleep so rise but the last few days I’ve stayed in or returned to bed to catch up on replenishing the energy. If Bentley gets out of bed I figure I should also. We do have a carpet shampooer but I don’t really want to use it. 🙂
      Thanks, Lynn. Glad you like it and thanks for the concern. 🙂

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      • bluebrightly says:

        NO! I hope you don’t have to use the carpet cleaner. So it’s all about his need for relief – poor guy and poor you, but you love him and I know you believe it’s worth it, and it is. I know about not being able to get back to sleep! It’s these busy minds…. 😉

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      • That and his insatiable desire for food. 🙂 He is very able to fall back asleep and runs to the bed so I can lift the covers for him. He’ll stay there for a few hours then move to the sofa for a few more. 🙂

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  12. melissabluefineart says:

    Hahah, so do Westies :). 18″~wow you got clobbered and you sure made good use of it with this photo. It is wonderful.

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