Good Morning! I’m delighted to be hosting this week’s Sunday Stills Photo Challenge while Terri Webster Schrandt is off the grid and on the road! 🙂
Today’s theme is Winter Wonderland. Do you hear sleigh bells ringing?
Well maybe not but in the lane snow is glistening!
In my version of Winter Wonderland I wake up to snow falling on evergreens.
I’m happy when it continues all day and through the night until the world is covered in white and you can hear the sounds of silence.
We don’t get much snow in Seattle – just a few inches most years – and it doesn’t usually stick around for long. So when it does I’m HAPPY!
So is Benji who can be seen flying through the backyard.
I join him outside to take care of the birds – adding fresh water to the birdbaths and thawing out the nectar. The hummingbirds appreciate it and reward me by posing at the feeders.
And at the end of the day – doesn’t sunset look better when accompanied by snow?
So that’s my version of Winter Wonderland – what’s yours?
Tell me about it in the comments. Or create a post and link up below!
Thanks for joining. Terri will be back next week!
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Some wintry looking photos there, Susanne. I always liked the snow when I lived in Washington, but my cat hated it. He tiptoed around looking to have as little contact with it as possible. Do your hummingbirds stick around all year? I wonder what they’d do without feeders.
Here’s my rather less snowy offering for this week: https://grahamsisland.com/2020/12/13/hapuna-beach/
I love the snow, probably because we don’t get that much in the Seattle area. Benji had a great time playing in our last big snow in 2019. I’ll be interested to see if he still loves the next one, hopefully soon! The Anna Hummingbirds stay year-round and I keep the feeders full for them, especially so during the winter.
I love your pictures of Hapuna Beach! It’s one of my favorites and the first swimming beach I went to in Hawaii! 🙂
We had snow in Port Townsend the last two winters before moving to Hawaii, but that’s not the reason we moved. I’d put in a tropical garden there and have photos of palms with snow on them! Everything survived though
I bet that was pretty! Do you miss the Northwest? I’ve wondered what it would be like to live in Hawaii.
I do miss some things about the Northwest. Port Townsend was a pretty cool spot, though less enjoyable than when I first moved there. But I love Hawaii. It’s not paradise; it has its problems like anywhere, but I love wearing shorts and a shirt year round and I love being able to hike and get in the water year round too.
My version would be no snow, and preferably enjoying Christmas in a warm beach-bar somewhere. It is very cold here at the moment, 40 mph winds, and pouring with rain! 😦
All the same, your photos are lovely.
Best wishes, Pete.
Thanks Pete! I like a good snow that sticks around for a week or so and then I’m happy when it leaves till the next time. And when I’m tired of it I love to escape to a tropical beach like you’ll see in the comment from Graham. He lives on the Big Island of Hawaii and features Hapuna Beach in his Winter Wonderland! 🙂
Benji is rather impressive! My cats are not a fan, and neither are my short-legged dogs. When the snow is deeper than you are tall, it brings a different perspective to all but the most thick-furred dogs. No huskies here! Out cats are searching for sunbeams.
Benji takes on everything in life with great joy! He really jumped in to the big snow we had a couple years ago. I’m interested to see what he thinks of the next one! I’m hoping we get a few inches soon as the temperatures are dropping here. Thanks for your comment. 🙂
Very impressive! He has quite the adventurous spirit!
How beautiful! We love snow here too- I love to jump up and try to catch the snowflakes in mid air! *purrs* 😺
Wonderful! Not all kitties love the snow, so I’m glad you do! We are kindred spirits! 🙂 🙂
Oh I do! I don’t think Sushi would like it though-(she’s an older kitty, and full of cattitude)!
She’d probably hiss at it!
Beautiful snow pictures, Susanne! It’s fun to see Benji enjoying it!
Thanks so much! I love watching Benji in the snow!
Lovely shots! I am so longing for some snow and a real winter feeling. As we still have mild weather and only grey skies and rain I´ll go dig in my archive for more wintery captures.
Thanks so much for dropping by! I’m still waiting for our first snow of the season too, hopefully soon! 🙂
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Beautiful photos, I love your kitty cat! It must be a bit of a shock to the little hummingbirds, brrr.
Here’s my entry for the week, thanks-https://jacqbiggar.com/2020/12/13/snowy-days-sundaystills-photography/
Thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you enjoyed Benji – he’s so much fun! 🙂 I do worry about the hummingbirds during a big snow so I’m happy when they come to feed.
I visited your blog too and enjoyed your wonderful photos including the rolled up snow!
We get big winds in the winter and I always wonder how those tiny birds manage to survive.
Isn’t that snow cool? 🙂
Yes, indeed! 🙂 I think they hide in the evergreen trees where hopefully they find a refuge from the wind. 🙂
We don’t get much snow in Sligo, too and that’s why I always get so excited about people sharing snow photos. Winter season can be so darn beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a good day. Aiva
Thanks so much for your comment! These pictures are from last season. I’m still looking forward to this year’s snow! ❄😊
Snow in Seattle! Your photos are lovely! Benji is adorable, such a handsome cat! Your poor hummingbirds – they must be hardy. Our RTH would have succumbed to torpor if it got that cold.
Thanks so much! 🙂 My pictures are from the last couple of big snows we had in Seattle; I’m still waiting for this year’s snow to arrive! The Anna’s Hummingbirds are year-round residents here in the Pacific Northwest so they seem to have adapted to our relatively mild winter. Thanks for dropping by!
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What “cool” and “cold” photos you have presented us this week. Wonderful topic. 😀
Thanks so much for dropping by!! 🙂
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Susanne! Lovely winter wonderland images! Thank you so much for hosting Sunday Stills this week. We landed safely into a winter wonderland in Spokane at 1 pm today. We’re unofficially Washingtonians as of today!
Thank you! 🙂 It was my pleasure to host Sunday Stills this week. I’m happy you made it safely to your new home in Spokane and were greeted with fresh snow! Welcome to Washington! 🙂
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Beautiful shots, Susanne 👏 Looks like Benji is having a lot of fun 😃 Here’s mine: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2020/12/15/add-some-snow-sunday-stills/
Thanks so much! It’s fun to watch Benji in the snow! He’s such a character! On my way over to your blog! 🙂
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I love winter! The picture is from January 2017, there is hpope for this season: https://geriatrixfotogallerie.wordpress.com/2020/12/15/winter-wonder-land/
Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m on my way over to your blog! 🙂
I hope you like it. Perhaps you have time to visit my travel blog: https://geriatrixcorner.wordpress.com/
Sure will. 🙂
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Beautiful Winter images Susanne and thank you so much for hosting the challenge this week! Our contribution comes from the archives, when we had snow three years ago: https://tranature.com/2020/12/16/haiku-all-souls-night/
Thank you so much for your comment. I love your snowy pictures and beautiful haiku. Lovely blog! 🙂
Thank you kindly dear Susanne! 💜
Love the Hummingbird! 🙂
Thank you so much! 🙂
You are welcome! 🙂
Beautiful pictures, Susanne! No snow over here in Eastern Washington yet, but I’m still hoping we get some soon. I have actually seen a hummingbird flying around here lately, which is very unusual…but it hasn’t been all that cold YET!
Thank you! We got a little bit of snow in the lowlands here on Monday, nothing stuck. Today is crystal clear and cold!