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"Though winter is a brittle beast; . . ."

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 1 February 2021 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

. . . she snows pure soul in flakes so deep."

- Quote by Angie Weiland-Crosby

Chicago finally got its first measurable snowfall of the season (2020-2021) on January 26, 2021. Last winter season (2019-2020), our first measurable snowfall was on October 31, 2019 and no other snowfall during that winter season matched that amount.

Photo captured January 26, 2021.

NIKON D7000 1/180 second F/6.7 ISO 200 18 mm

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Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

What an idyllic winter scene, Steven!

1 Feb 2021 6:21am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Vivement la fonte de cette neige pour pouvoir s'assoir ..
Bel environnement .

1 Feb 2021 7:08am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

Everything so pristine, Steven

1 Feb 2021 7:39am

Gérard Flayol from Château-Gombert, Marseille, France

Beautiful done with these soft greys !

1 Feb 2021 7:51am

jean pierre from Paris, France

joli rendu!!

1 Feb 2021 8:28am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

A wunderful winter-wood-atmosphere

1 Feb 2021 8:49am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice capture

1 Feb 2021 9:06am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

a lovely simplification of the landscape down to the graphic patterns of the branches against the snow

1 Feb 2021 9:55am

Willy from Belgium

une très belle photo hivernale Steven

la neige devient plutôt rare dans ma région

Bon début de semaine

1 Feb 2021 11:04am

suzanne from Belgium

L'hiver est si beau sous ton regard !!! :-)

1 Feb 2021 3:14pm

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Beautiful winter atmosphere!

1 Feb 2021 3:19pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

bien ces ta bles

1 Feb 2021 3:21pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A cold looking wintery scene

1 Feb 2021 4:16pm

Rose from United States

We only got maybe half an inch, but daughters an hour east of us got two or three inches...not sure what they go in addition to that last night.

Yours sure made for a beautiful scene.

1 Feb 2021 4:16pm

Marie from Villages du Lac de Paladru, France

A beautiful and peaceful moment captured in the snow.

I have two sites now Steven, the one you commented on and "REGARDS" which I link to on Aminus3. I post one day on one and one day on the other. Thank you for stopping by and for your loyalty to my sites.

1 Feb 2021 4:22pm

Ray. B from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très beau paysage d'hiver avec cette neige immaculée.
Après dés que l'on marche dessus je n'aime plus... Et puis trop froid. :))

1 Feb 2021 5:44pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

This is a beautiful winter image.

1 Feb 2021 6:33pm

Florence from Bretagne, France

I haven't seen snow fall in 10 years. Here winter is like autumn. An image that looks like a black and white drawing. A gorgeous picture to me!

1 Feb 2021 6:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful photo of winter in the park. That snow must be from the big storm that started as rain mainly on the west coast and is now hitting the east coast as snow. That nasty polar vortex!

1 Feb 2021 6:38pm

@Steve Rice: This was actually last week. The storm you're referring to hit us Saturday and yesterday. I so want to make snowmen.

Jean-Luc.M from Nancy et ailleurs, France

Yes, Picnic area is free ! :-)
Nice natural black and white !

1 Feb 2021 6:41pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

This is a beautiful winter scene. I love the quietness of the newly fallen snow. 5*

1 Feb 2021 9:13pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Looks all pretty in white.

1 Feb 2021 9:40pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

yes, winter can be very difficult

pretty to look at from the outside looking into your world

1 Feb 2021 9:53pm

Hootin' Anni from Corpus Christi, United States

Brittle & beastly! But still, beautiful in all its stillness!

1 Feb 2021 10:08pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

wonderful scene, it shows how little Mother Nature cares about our picnic plans!

2 Feb 2021 12:58am

@Harry: Thanks for the chuckle. :-)

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is a superb scene. The black and white is perfect.

2 Feb 2021 1:28am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Lovely winter winter image. It feels so peaceful and quiet. I like the tree texture and the pure white snow.

2 Feb 2021 3:26am

Manav Singhi from Jaipur, India

Beautiful Shade, You have a Good Day. . . :)

2 Feb 2021 4:06am

Diane from Parksville, Canada

Oh this is really a splendid image Steven. All those picnic tables gathered together and covered with the fresh snow really make for a great storytelling image.

2 Feb 2021 5:25pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

C'est la saison d'hivers, la neige recouvre la campagne d'une belle nappe blanche.

3 Feb 2021 2:25am

Sam from Chennai, India

Splendid. Beautiful image of the winter atmosphere.

3 Feb 2021 9:21am

Remus from Portugal

A snowfall may be inconvenient, but it beautifies the landscape. At least, I am delighted.
But it is also true, that I never have to endure a blizzard. It's not a state of weather that exists in my geographical area.

3 Feb 2021 4:29pm