After Another Winter Storm

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© Andrea Petersen
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Photo Info
UploadedMarch 19, 2014
TakenMarch 19, 2014
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D7000
Exposure1/320 sec at f/9
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length25 mm

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Keep me as the apple of the eye. hide me under the shadows of thy wings....Psalm 17: 8

Hard to believe Spring is tomorrow
After another winter storm...
We must not waste time in sorrow
E'en tho' it is not yet too warm
Soon we'll see the sun!
For now I'll accept the cold
There will always be time for fun...
The alternative is to grow old.

Poetry by me AJP

What surprises me the most is that the frozen apples are still on the trees yet after several storms and if they can hang on in spite of an endless winter with lots of snow I can too.

I have learned to accept the long winters which is really a part of accepting ourselves and our strengths... live with what we are given and seek the beauty in what is given..

38 responses

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Beautiful portrait here!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia   gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    great shot........ love it. perfect entry....

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    You've conquered winter beautifully!! Fabulous SP!!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    oh, how perfect! love it, Andrea!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    WoW!! Excellent shot!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (19 Mar 2014):

    Thank you all for your response..After I did this self portrait, the snow melted off the trees
    by this was glad to get out there when I did.

  • Barbara Kurth

    Barbara Kurth said (19 Mar 2014):

    Beautiful portrait of you ! The background with the snow and apples is perfect and I love the pose ! Adorable !

  • Lanis Rossi

    Lanis Rossi gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Cold day hot portrait! Well Done!

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Beautifully done, nostalgiac, heart warming. Love it.

  • Heather Mellon

    Heather Mellon gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    A beautiful portrait and theme entry, Andrea!! I love the snow covered apples and trees in the background.. but hopefully spring will arrive soon!

  • Evelyne Schulte

    Evelyne Schulte gave props (19 Mar 2014):

    Beautiful SP, love thé background.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (20 Mar 2014):

    I popping entry!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (20 Mar 2014):

    You are such a natural in front of the camera. Both your words and image warm my heart.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (20 Mar 2014):

    You look gorgeous as always. You certainly brighten up a wintery scene!

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey gave props (20 Mar 2014):

    I am surprised the deer haven't found those apples, they would never last that long around here.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (20 Mar 2014):

    Thank you all for your kind response... Fred, the snow has been so deep in the woods that
    we have not seen much of the deer this winter...It has been very tough going for the wildlife
    and I have heard that many of the wild turkey's around the country side did not make it this winter and have been found dead because the snow was so deep they couldn't find enough
    food to eat to keep them alive.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone gave props (20 Mar 2014):


  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2014):

    Really great s.p. I love the cool vest!

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (20 Mar 2014):

    Wonderful! A bright spot in a mighty gray day!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (21 Mar 2014):

    I love your portrait and your words, Andrea

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross gave props (21 Mar 2014):

    Beautiful s/p, Andrea! I fully agree. Living in "snow belts" makes us stronger I think, and we learn to adjust to some of the hardships. We are going to have more snow tomorrow afternoon, but only 1-3" this time! I LOVE those boots!!!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (22 Mar 2014):

    I really like this self-portrait. It is perfect for the theme! It is interesting to see red apples and so much snow on the ground at the same time!

  • Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s

    Ma. Dolores Guillén Solí­s gave props (24 Mar 2014):

    Beautiful self-portrait Andrea!.. Beautiful place too... I love the apple tree!

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (24 Mar 2014):

    you have fashion sense :)


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (24 Mar 2014):

    Beautiful self portrait, Andrea!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (25 Mar 2014):

    You are looking great Andrea!!! Wonderfully done with those lovely red apples frozen in snow.

  • Tiia Vissak

    Tiia Vissak gave props (22 Mar 2016):

    a cool theme image! voted!

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (22 Mar 2016):

    How nice.. you are pretty in all seasons!! Excellent SP

  • Saroj Swain

    Saroj Swain gave props (22 Mar 2016):


  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (22 Mar 2016):

    Back to vote on this excellent winter wonderland that you took a self portrait in.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (23 Mar 2016):


  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (26 Mar 2016):

    I love this one! Masterpiece!

  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio gave props (29 Mar 2016):

    yeah! voted!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (31 Mar 2016):

    Voted! fantastic..

  • Carl Kuntze

    Carl Kuntze gave props (2 Apr 2016):

    A Wintry Tale.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (3 Apr 2016):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (4 Apr 2016):

    This is one of you're best selfie's Andrea! Love the winter scene too :)

  • Frank Summers

    Frank Summers gave props (6 Apr 2016):


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