Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow by Linda Sparks

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow by 

Living high in the Colorado Rockies was magical. On occasion, it was also heck of a lot of work. This snow is the one that drove us to move down from 7700 feet.

This is our seasonal neighbor’s cabin. We were farther down the lane. It took me a week with a big two-stage snow blower to clear a blower wide path from the house to the street. That was the single largest storm we experienced in 12 years in the Poudre Canyon west of Fort Collins.

As winter approaches, I can’t say I’m sorry to be living in Arizona.

12/19/11 826 views 25 Favs 8 Features

Taken with Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ12

Second Place in Snow on the Roof Challenge, The Addicted Photographer 12/16/11
Top Ten in Let it Snow Challenge, Photomanipulators 11/9/11
Top Ten in Avatar Challenge, Totally Amateur Photography 6/1/11
Top Ten in Winter Challenge, Severe Weather 3/18/11
Top Ten in Surrounded by Snow Challenge, Unique Buildings of the World 2/12/11
CHALLENGE WINNER (TIE) Nov Challenge, Americas, Rural, Urban, Wild and Free 11/21/10*
Top Ten in 75% White Challenge, Wild West Show 6/27/10
Top Ten in Home Challenge, Love Affair with the Lens 5/24/10
Second Place in Buildings in Snow challenge, Unique Buildings 3/6/10

Top Ten in Winter Landscape Challege, 4 Winners Only 01/11/10

Top Ten in Snow and More Snow Challenge, Bubbler’s Weekly Challenge 01/04/10

Challenge Winner (tie) in Snowy Landscapes in 100-499 Viewings 1/1/10

Top Ten in Oh, the Snow Challenge, Mood and Ambiance 12/07/09

Challenge Winner for December Avatar in Live and Let Live Group 11/03/09

Challenge Winner (tie) in Happy Holidays Challenge, That’s Entertainment Group 11/8/09


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After being widowed, I needed to find something new to occupy my mind. I chose photography. That turned into an obsession, compounded by my love of the artistic license provided by Photoshop and the many other artful programs that help us explore all the facets of turning a photo into art.

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  • UnEasy
    UnEasyover 5 years ago

    It’s 82 degrees here in New England, and the AC has already been put away :D I needed this beautiful image so much :))) I want to love there :D

  • What a hoot. I’ve dredged it out of low, low pixel hell (3rd circle) and added it for a Challenge. I like looking at it, but I’m through shoveling the stuff. Glad you enjoyed it. And thanks for commenting.

    – Linda Sparks

  • UnEasy
    UnEasyover 5 years ago

    Live there LOL – Well, love there also :D

  • Sometimes ya needed the loving to keep warm.

    – Linda Sparks

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    Just beautiful to look at ,but i’m so glad i’m in Florida lol But I do love snow in pictures:)

  • Me too, I like looking and remembering, not shoveling and snow blowing. Have another Maragrita. Thanks for your comment and fav.

    – Linda Sparks

  • UnEasy
    UnEasyover 5 years ago

    A struggle against the elements. No Rays Famous Pizza delivery. No turning up the gas furnace. If you were diligent and cut enough firewood, you will have a semblance of warmth. A wooden rocker drawn close to the fireplace, an old blanket for added comfort. A great book read in the glow of an oil lamp. Heaven.

  • Yep, that was me for 12 years. We heated with wood, did have electricty, but were 60 miles from a town.

    – Linda Sparks

  • John Weakly
    John Weaklyover 5 years ago

    You did a great job bringing it back to life.Would love to hear some of your wilderness stories.

  • Hey, John, thanks. Think you need to come house shopping again. We miss you

    – Linda Sparks

  • Karen  Betts
    Karen Bettsover 5 years ago

    Wonderful image would make a great xmas card for your family and friends. or wish you where here card. LOL

  • Thinking about sending it to the cabin’s owner. She was widowed last year.

    – Linda Sparks

  • John Weakly
    John Weaklyover 5 years ago

    Maybe we’ll hear something the first week in October. Miss you guys too.

  • If you don’t, come for Thanksgiving. Banks have no incentive.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Marjorie Wallace
    Marjorie Wallaceover 5 years ago

    How beautiful this is. Hard to imagine that it is snowing already, even in the mountains. This is such a beautiful setting.

  • Thanks so much. I think it did snow in the high country this week, but this shot is from 1992.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Linda Gregory
    Linda Gregoryover 5 years ago

    This is gorgeous, Linda. I’ll bet your neighbor would love to have this photo. We, too, came from where winters were nasty and we’re so glad that the snow we now see is on the mountains across our valley where we don’t have to shovel.

  • Thanks, Linda. I’m thinking I’ll get the card and send it to her at Christmas. We may have to play with it. I still see pixels.

    – Linda Sparks

  • Brandie1
    Brandie1over 5 years ago

    A beautiful capture.
    We do not get snow where I live ,
    I wish we did,I believe if we did I would go back to my 2nd childhood real quick to play .LOL.xxx

  • And after a few snow balls and snow angels, you’d have to shovel.

    – Linda Sparks

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