Trees Between Snowy Weather for @parul2411’s #ThursdayTreeLove

We got spoiled by a mostly snow-free winter up until a few weeks ago, but it seems Mother Nature’s grace period is over. We’ve had a least three significant snowfalls in the past couple of weeks (including for my last Thursday Tree Love post), and it looks like we’re in for more, starting on Valentine’s Day. So, armed with a brand new battery in my camera, I trudged out through the latest bit (couple inches worth) to get some new pictures in our yard of the trees between snowy weather so I could share them for Parul’s awesome Thursday Tree Love blog hop!

I’m happy to report that while I wasn’t out for a terribly long time (about 20 minutes), it’s the longest I’ve used my camera with the aforementioned new battery and it lasted the entire time! I ended up with around 40 pictures total without any warning light, whereas before it would start getting cranky around the twenty shot mark. I think it’s safe to say my camera woes are over (still knocking on my wooden desk just in case though…lol).

Thanks, as always, to my WordPress blogging friend Parul for hosting this awesome blog hop every couple of weeks. If you want to join in the Tree love blog hop fun, it’s really easy – here’s the description from her latest post today, called #ThursdayTreeLove – 103

Thursday Tree love is a photo feature hosted on this blog on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of a month. The next edition will go live on February 25, 2021. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog, tell me where did you spot the tree and link it back to this post.

If you don’t see the pingback, please leave a link to your post in my comments section. Please make sure that your post’s link is showing up on this latest edition. I will link your posts on my blog in the next edition and spread some love. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us.

Okay, last last thing, these were taken in my Durham, NH yard earlier today, using my my Nikon affixed to my tripod and cleaned up a bit with PicMonkey.

Trees Between Snowy Weather February 11th, 2021


Trees Between Snowy Weather
1. A cool thing happened while I was out – while I didn’t realize at the time (as the sun was so bright & I was slightly snowblind) a turkey vulture flew into frame here, in the upper right corner. More on that shortly…

Trees Between Snowy Weather
2. Even though it’s been over a day since the last storm, lots of branches are still decorated with white.

Trees Between Snowy Weather
3. The sun made it hard to capture how dramatic this looked in 3D, but you can still see the goodly amount of snow remaining on the branches.

Trees Between Snowy Weather
4. Looking towards the woods behind our place.

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5. And of course, had to grab a shot or two of one of my favorite Shagbark trees…

Trees Between Snowy Weather
6. … especially from this angle, since I took a similar shot last month, and my old homeschooling friend Jane mentioned on Instagram that it was right up there as one of her favorite pictures ever! How could I not want to get another capture of it, but on a sunnier day, to see if she loves this one too? 😂

The Woods Behind our House
For comparison, here’s the shot from my January 14th Tree Love post (which I also used as the blog thumbnail photo, like I used the one above for today’s). So Jane, do you like blue sky version as well?

Trees Between Snowy Weather
7. Still standing in the same spot, but turned a bit to the left, to get one of those five shots of specific spots in my yard that I always try to get.

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8. And this is the same spot but turned far to the right (as you can see the same Shagbark on the left of the frame)

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9. A closeup of the litchen on one of the Shagbark’s shaggy strips of bark.

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10. Same tree, different strip that doesn’t have as much litchen covering it. This was also around the time that I noticed a crow was circling the yard & was cawing hello (or so I thought) so I started whistling back to him.

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11. Bare branches against blue sky.

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12. Another of the five spots. It was also around this time I realized there were two crows flying around the edge of the woods, and they weren’t saying hello to me – they were yelling at the pair of turkey vultures (and I think I saw a hawk for a brief moment too) who were ducking around through the trees around this spot of the yard!

Trees Between Snowy Weather
13. While trying (and failing) to get shots of them circling around through the trees, I decided to at least grab another of my five shots – another of my favorite Shagbark trees is on the left.

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14. Success! One of the turkey vultures flew up clear of the trees long enough for me to grab what I thought was my only clear shot of them (without realizing the earlier photobomb!) before they took off deeper into the woods, much to the relief of the aforementioned crows.

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15. Last shot of the day and kind of one of the five spots – I usually zoom out more than this, but I liked this closer version that better shows the snow (say that three times fast… 😂 ).


Happy Thursday Tree Love, everyone!


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  1. I love your shots and that Shagbark is my favorite too. Glad the camera did not give up and those clear skies, close up shots, the snow and the trees – it’s all so dramatic and beautiful. How I wish I get to see this one day and then of course the fall foliage. Thanks a bunch for joining, Traci! I am looking forward to seeing you tomorrow. 🙂

  2. Oh those blue skies! I’m a bit envious. Our snow situation was different from yours – our winter started with a 41 inch storm and we’ve had more snow here and there. But few blue skies. And we don’t have much in the way of shagbark hickories where I live. Those crows are something else, aren’t they.

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