Thursday, February 2, 2012

Calm Before the Storm

These photos were taken over a week ago.  The weather had been very cold all week.  When it is cold here we don't get our usual winter rains.

These photos were taken the day of the night we were expecting our usual winter rains, and warmer temperatures. In fact, they said a storm was on the way. Hence the title of my post.  It didn't rain or storm that night after all. In fact it took another few days before the storm arrived.  When it did arrive, it knocked out many power lines, shut down traffic on the mountain highway, closed schools in some places, and shut down many ferry runs between the mainland and Vancouver Island.  Fortunately my household was not affected.

The sky didn't have a lot of variation in it but the birds and mountains give it a bit of interest.

If you look closely to the right of the photo you will see four birds in flight.
This photo capture two birds in flight but they look like black specks.

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27 comments:

From The Heart said...

Beautiful shots!

Kathie Brown said...

Love your mountains!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Yes, the mountains look spectacular!

Unknown said...

Great view of the mountains!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Carole M. said...

just wonderful to see photos from your side of the world; great backdrop mountains

eileeninmd said...

I always enjoy the mountain scenes, very pretty skies! Happy Skywatching!

Indrani said...

Glad you are safe. Lovely captures.

Kateri said...

Love the mountains! I do see the birds in both photos!

Regina said...

Beautiful skies and captures!

Happy weekend.

SWF , Regina

Serline said...

Nice view of the mountains. Have a great weekend!

Jan K. alias Afanja said...

Wonderful shots.
Living in the flat Netherlands, I always like to see mountains.

LeenaH said...

Thank you for your words in my site!
Your landscapes are wonderful to see. We have snow and frosts but no mountains :)
Happy weekend to you!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I'm pleased you are all safe and trust the rain was useful too.

Anonymous said...

Great photos with your article. (LM)

Karine said...

Great catch with the birds, it's always fun to find them in pictures!

Antonina said...

Very picturesque view!
Enjoy the weekend:-)

CameraCruise said...

Beautiful shots!
Have a great weekend :O)

Gerald (SK14) said...

Looks really wonderful

Zyzzyz said...

Winter time is upon us.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wow, not much skiing happening on the North Shore that week. Makes me think of the snowmakers they had to use for the Olympics.
One winter, when I was commuting (night shift) from White Rock to the Pacific Press building at 5th and Granville, I bought four studded snow tires. There was not a flake of snow in the Lower Mainland that entire winter. Sometime in the 70s. Everyone at work thanked me, but I had the noisiest little car on Hwy. 99. LOL
K

Vores have said...

Hello Joyful.
Great pictures you show - it looks cold out.
It is bitterly cold in Denmark right moment "Siberian cold" - 17.0 degrees, but it feels colder.
We have snow since 26.01., Not for long, last winter we had snow from November - March (winter for 4 months)
We've both been sick from flu but are on the right track.
How cool are you in Canada?
Hope you are doing well - remember to take good care of yourself.
Hugs Hanne Bente ♥

Joyful said...

Hi Kay, we have had fresh snowfall on the mountains a few times this winter so I think skiing has been okay this season. Your story is funny :-)

Joyful said...

Thank you, Hanne. I hope it warms up for you soon. It is quite warm here right now. It is about +7 Celsius give or take a degree. It was cold here in last part of November but since then it hasn't been so bad. I hope you and your husband get well soon. Knus, Joyful

Gattina said...

Beautiful mountains, not so much of snow yet !

Roan said...

The mountains are beautiful! It's been raining and cold here, so I haven't been out taking many pictures. I'm really ready for some spring color.

Jan said...

Always love to see your mountains, and the sky does look a bit threatening in the second shot. Glad everything safe at your place!
Blessings,
Jan

Linnea said...

We could sure use some rain and snow down here in northern California. The storm you got skipped over us! I'm sure it's nice to see some blue skies again. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by at my sunny sky.

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