Tuesday, January 6, 2015

North and South

Sunday morning gave entirely two different views, with credit due to the impending cold weather.  

Here we have a southern view from the front porch.  The barn is shown, with a sloping hillside going down to the natural springs and waterfalls.  There is a herd of cows out there, but hardly visible in this photograph.  




Here is the weather rolling in from the north.  The view is still from the front porch, about two minutes after I took the photograph above.  A strange contrast with warm hues making the grass look even more green than it is and cool hues with dark clouds and harsh light.  



Our old farmhouse sits in a depression, which I call the, "bowl", and this affords us views that I feel like we normally wouldn't have.  Everything just, "rolls", right over us.  


Single digit temperatures will be here by midweek.  The norm for some of you out there, but harsh for us in the Ohio Valley. 




44 comments:

  1. Good pictures. Brrrrr here in Tennessee too by mid week.

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  2. We are further east and south so I don't think we are supposed to go below the teens but then, like you, our house is in a low place near the spring and the cold will settle down here and get 10 degrees colder than the rest of the area. That sun makes it look like spring but we know different. At least the mud has frozen!

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  3. Hello Michelle, your views are lovely.. The second shot of the dramatic sky is gorgeous.. Have a happy day!

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  4. That looks like quite the storm! We usually get our darkest clouds and scariest-looking fronts in the summer.

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  5. Amazing difference...wow. I love that stormy sky and sepia toned ground.

    Everything is closed here...sub zero temps and wind. Staying in today...happily!

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  6. I love the contrasting effect that was created by the sun on the trees and the dark grey clouds rolling into the landscape.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. It is definitely crazy weather time here in Kentucky. I watched those same ominous clouds rolling in and bringing us this very harsh cold weather. Beautiful shots. xo Laura

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  8. WHOA! The weather really IS moving in from the north!

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  9. The weather from the north is impressive and a bit scary!

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  10. We have beautiful sunny weather here but don't be fooled. The cold is coming. We're expecting single digits tomorrow and the next day in the mornings. Not even above freezing tomorrow. I think the birds are trying to stock up because they're eating like crazy this morning.

    I love your views, both of them.

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  11. WOW! Two very contrasting weather fronts in these 2 shots.

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  12. both beautiful, but quickly changing. we're getting back to mid-50s today, only to drop 20 degrees for the next few days' highs, again.

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  13. Great captures of the wild skies that day. It sure was pretty. And honestly, after weeks of mud, I'm liking the frozen ground. I could do without the single digits though!

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  14. Fabulous photos! I love the contrast in our views this time of year...lovely colors.

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  15. Your pictures are fantastic. Even you don't like the weather so much, it seems to be a beautiful part of this world you are living in.
    All my best from Austria and a happy New Year
    Elisabeth

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  16. We get these all the time too. Weather is so fickle EVERYWHERE. It makes for interesting living where ever you are hanging out.

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  17. That's still an amazing !
    Have been late in my blog visits ,
    Wanted to pop in and
    wish you and your family a
    very Happy New Year !
    xox Wilow

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  18. Oh Michelle...what stunning photos! What a contrast...still both, God doing his "thing". Happy New Year :)

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  19. Same here on the plains of West Texas...supposed to be 29 degrees tomorrow. I went to the store yesterday to stock up on some good foods to take us thru all this COLD.
    Stay warm, dear one.

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  20. A lovely place to call home!
    And green... oh, green. I miss it so during our long white winter!

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  21. wow, yes, such a contrast! i love the grey skies against the green grass! we are getting single digits tomorrow night, brrrrrr...stay warm!

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  22. 18 here in CT.. and we see some of those skies too here at the farm.. amazing, isn't it?
    Stay warm!

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  23. Your camera is awesome to catch so much drama!!! We got dumped on last night with about 8 inches of snow. Enough to sled on now!

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  24. These are such beautiful views! So unlike my urban views.

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  25. Very interesting how quickly things can change. Love the view from your porch.

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  26. Hi Michelle, love them both, beautiful scenery.Blessings Francine.

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  27. Amazing and I'm glad you captured both scenes. This sounds like TEXAS weather. We never know what to expect.

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  28. beautiful view, love the first one.

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  29. Amazing how you caught both views from your porch. Makes me miss the rolling green hills of Kentucky, but not so much the single digit temps.

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  30. You have such pretty views! Your setting is just beautiful. It's going to turn much colder here starting tonight. Wind chill minus 20 or so. Some schools have already canceled in the area or are starting late. Star warm!

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  31. Great contrast in the 2 photos. I really like the dramatic sky in the 2nd.

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  32. What beautiful lighting in both of these shots! The sky in the second shot is so dramatic!

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  33. Cold blast hear in Texas and earthquakes Mother Nature is busy

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  34. What a beautiful contrast! Hope you are staying safe and warm.

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  35. WoW-zers!! that second view is awesome and a lil scary!!! it 12 degrees at the jersey shore, suppose to be below zero tonight. the river I live on has frozen over. that does not happen that often!!!!!

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  36. Your sky looks sometimes very dramatic.
    Great images. I love the one with all the GREEN.
    Happy weekend!

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