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Whats rare is wonderful
06-JAN-2010

What's rare is wonderful

We have a saying in Irish which means' what's rare is wonderful' and I guess that is what
lies behind my excitement about our recent snow. As can be seen from this picture, it doesn't
amount to much, but then again we don't get much snow in our wee corner of the country.
I had intended to take a photo of the snow clad mountains as I drove home for lunch
but these big white snow-laden clouds got in the way! It is still very cold, by Irish standards,
and heavier snowfalls in other parts of the country has led to traffic chaos and flights
being suspended at Dublin airport.

Nikon D90
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Nora van Beek10-Jan-2010 14:11
You got just enough snow to make everything look pretty, but not enough to shovel. I would call that pretty wonderful! Excellent composition with the tree branches framing your wintry scene. ~V~
larose forest photos08-Jan-2010 23:01
Beautifully framed shot, lovely image. V
LynnH07-Jan-2010 21:56
This is a very nice winter scene, even without the mountains. Good work on your composition, there is a bright center in this photo that is framed nicely by the silhouette trees. V
Patricia Kay07-Jan-2010 20:32
A beautiful snow scene Mairead....I am happy for you that you got some...BV
Johnny JAG07-Jan-2010 19:53
Those clouds look full.
Máire Uí Mhaicín07-Jan-2010 12:52
Yes. An rud is annamh is iontach! I'm sure the mountains will reveal themselves with their white cap before this cold snap breaks.
Keith O'Brien07-Jan-2010 12:42
Wonderful saying and scene! V
Neal Nye07-Jan-2010 12:37
Yes, one can tire of anything! But you seem to have just the right amount of snow to make it exciting. Beautiful shot of the snow covered fields seen through the branches.
Colin Storey07-Jan-2010 09:36
Great framing. v
Blandine Mangin07-Jan-2010 08:42
a very beautiful compo and mood ! v
heather07-Jan-2010 07:27
Beautiful scene with that blue sky. V
globalgadabout07-Jan-2010 05:48
there's hope in that blue sky...yet the stark, grasping branches tell another story...as do the lightly dusted fields...the frigid atmosphere must add an edge to the day...V
Valene07-Jan-2010 05:36
Nicely framed winter scene. V
Mary Terry07-Jan-2010 01:09
It does look pretty!
Kevin Chester07-Jan-2010 00:44
Great saying, not sure it always applies but it certainly does here.
pkocinski07-Jan-2010 00:34
Enjoy the "jewel" of snow while you can.
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