Photo Essay

Snow in Autumn

A mix of fall and winter

Our first snow this fall started on October 27th and we still had frost on the trees by the next day... Then we had a welcome break between without snow until the next storm on November 1st that gave us a total of four inches.

I lifted a Zinnia out of the frozen ground on October 28th that still had brilliant color left on its petals while the other flowers had frozen stiff and turned brown. Also found where snow had formed a heart covering o'er one Hosta leaf in front of our house. Nature is amazing!

I admire the wild birds who make the best of any situation even when they are faced with cold weather in autumn! On November 1st the snow came down faster than I could scrape off their feeder but some of them dug under the snow anyway to find their seeds.

Although we haven't seen the sun appear for several days and it has remained cold, the good news is that we are expecting sun to shine all next week with the return of our fall weather hopefully until winter officially begins:)

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15 responses

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (6 Nov 2017):

    A wonderful story of what Mother Nature has in store for us this year and how you are so positive!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (6 Nov 2017):

    Thank you for your comment Lynn ...Wild birds are remarkable in
    adapting to snow but some of them don't survive the winter. They
    do provide beauty and a bright spot on some of the darker days!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (8 Nov 2017):

    Beautifully photographed and presented, Andrea! Your images reveal a lot about the true nature of birds and what a challenge winter weather brings to them. Definitely got my vote!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (8 Nov 2017):

    Thank you Heather for nominating my story and for your kind words Very appreciated!!!.

  • Markus Ertl

    Markus Ertl said (9 Nov 2017):

    That's great! There has been snow here in Austria too the last days. But I didn't catch such beautiful pictures. Thank you!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   said (9 Nov 2017):

    Wonderful captures and narrative, Andrea. You get my vote!

  • Nasrin Tajadod

    Nasrin Tajadod gave props (9 Nov 2017):

    Wonderful nature in world.In some part of globe the weather is warm in this season like Iran that we have,t any rain .my vote

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (13 Nov 2017):

    Thanks and appreciation to Andrew Dutton for nominating this story 1l/13/2017...

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (15 Nov 2017):

    So happy to see this photo essay nominated.. and it gets my vote!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (16 Nov 2017):

    Thanks so much to the JPG staff for the honor of photo essay of the week. It is appreciated and I am thrilled ....Thanks also for
    the votes and comments!

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (16 Nov 2017):

    Congratulations on winning photo essay of the week, Andrea, it is so well deserved!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (16 Nov 2017):

    Not sure how I missed this..Congratulations my Friend! just a beautiful story!

  • Gail Haberman

    Gail Haberman   said (16 Nov 2017):

    Super congratulations, Andrea! So happy your story won this week. Wonderful narrative and photos. Good work!

  • Nasrin Tajadod

    Nasrin Tajadod gave props (16 Nov 2017):

    Congratulation Andrea.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (18 Nov 2017):

    Thank you all for the congratulations on my photo essay. This has
    been a cold autumn so far and have heard others say that too. It
    certainly has conditioned us for winter ahead but was glad to shoot
    these pictures and tell the story!

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