Winter Storm Jonas

nature, outdoors, Photography, scenic, woods

Winter Storm Jonas definitely didn’t fall short of expectation. At least not in our area! We got hit with more than 24″ of snow in two days. And most of it fell Saturday.

Our area was actually experiencing a pretty warm winter up until recently. Then it started to get colder and eventually “crap hit the fan,” and winter decided to come all at once…

Saturday felt like a never-ending storm. Snow continued to pile up and the wind was relentless. But Sunday was like “the calm after the storm.” Although the shoveling wasn’t fun, the views were absolutely breathtaking. Here are a few shots from our backyard. Did I ever mention that I love this view?!

Ducks in the Snow

nature, outdoors, Photography, scenic, Winter

I don’t know about you, but where I live, we’re currently experiencing a Ducks in Winterwarm winter. I almost have to remind myself that it’s December. We’ve had highs in the 60’s. So I thought I’d take today to reflect back on past winters. This picture was taken in December of 2012. We had an incredible snowfall and decided it was the perfect excuse to get out the camera. This is one of my favorite shots of the ones we took. How often do you see  ducks in the snow?

Nissley’s Vineyard and Winery

Photography, Winery, Winter

Nissley’s is located in Bainbridge, PA, a quite community in Lancaster County. On the grounds you’ll find “an 18th century mill and winding creek.” Even during the winter, when there is no harvesting, the vineyard creates a beautiful scene, especially covered with a blanket of snow.

You can visit Nissley’s for a photo shoot, a wine tasting or to simply purchase their products. If you want a special treat, stop out at one of Nissley’s lawn concerts.

Nissley’s offers a variety of wine. Plus, you’ll find on their website: recipes and the ability to purchase personalized wine bottles. On my husband’s 25th birthday, I purchased one of his favorites “Naughty Marietta,” and put a special birthday greeting on the label. This can make for a nice, inexpensive, and tasteful gift.