29 November 2011

First "big" November Snowfall

With the first “big” snowfall arriving today, it’s beginning to look and feel like winter. The temperature has dropped to below freezing, the snow is falling in large, wet lumps from the sky and piling up, layer upon layer, on the chilly ground.

Snow Sprinkles

Snow sprinkles.

Snow & Boots

Boots to keep feet warm in the winter months.

Snowy Bush

Perhaps before long, our home will be tucked in for winter, just like this:


“Joy to the World” Embroidery Pattern by our Clementine Pattern Co.

“God thunders wondrously with His voice;
He does great things that we cannot comprehend.
For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
likewise to the downpour, His mighty downpour.”
—Job 37:5-6

  1. 26 Responses to “It’s beginning to look like winter…”

  2. Esther on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    The snow looks so pretty! We just had our first snow fall this morning, but not enough to stick like yours:)

    Also, I LOVE the embroidery!

  3. Barbara on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    I just thought I leave you a note and let you know that I really enjoy your blog. It is a touch of beauty in a crazy world. The snow looks lovely. I am imaging how delicious the air smells too. God’s blessings to you.

  4. Annie on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    These photos are lovely as always, Emily Rose! I am excited for our first snowfall, but it doesn’t seem in any hurry to arrive.

    Also, would you mind telling me which lens you used to shoot these? I just ordered a 50mm for my Canon XS and am looking forward to receiving it tomorrow in the mail! =)

    In Christ’s love,

  5. Emily Rose on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    Annie, that is exciting – I’m sure you will enjoy your 50mm lens! Is it the f/1.8 or f/1.4? The lens I used for these photographs was my 50mm f/1.4.

  6. amy hall on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    i absolutely love the “joy to the world” embroidery, which i have just ordered…could you post the colors that you used??? many thanks! amy

  7. Emily Rose on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    Amy, thank you – we shipped out your order this afternoon and hope you enjoy embroidering it! Yes, we just updated the listing today; you can find the list of colors used in the sample here.

  8. Bethany on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    I love the new pattern! It is so cute! Enjoy your beautiful blanket of snow!

  9. Rebekah on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    I love pictures of snow on branches, it makes me feel so cozy!
    I also like how the 3rd picture is more focused in on the snow flakes but that you can still sort of see what is in the background :)
    All around beautiful!

  10. Jessica on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    Beautiful! I can’t wait until our first snow here! :-) I found your blog through “money saving mom’s” blog, and I’ve been enjoying looking through your posts. :-)

  11. Diane on Nov 29, 2011 said:

    Wow.. living here in upstate NY we usually out-snow everyone! But not this year, I guess;-)

    Lovely pictures and lovely embroidery too!

  12. Hannah Lashbrook on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Hello, Emily Rose! You don’t know me, but we have mutual friends through the Sempsrott family — I just wanted to comment here on your blog to say how much I enjoy looking at all of your (and Breezy’s) pictures and posts! They are always so sweet and peaceful. I love your snow pictures here — we people out in Central PA had an amazing snow fall on October 29, but now it’s gone back to being as warm as could be. I hope the weather hurries up and gets cold enough to snow soon!!!!

    Blessings, Hannah Lashbrook

  13. Julie on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Oh so pretty! I was wondering where you got those boots? They are super cute! (I need new boots this year).

  14. Emily Rose on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Julie, the boots are “Elodie” by Born, which I was able to purchase at a local department store when they had a really good sale. They are very comfortable!

  15. Rachel Noel on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    How pretty! We just had our first snowfall here in GA yesterday. Not enough to stick on the ground, but enough to remind us that more snow is coming!
    Thanks for sharing the pictures. The embroidery looks adorable!
    Rachel Noel

  16. Jacqueline @ Deeprootsathome.com on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Haha, Emily Rose, you used ‘my’ Job Scripture ;) !!! LOL Isn’t it wonderful that the Word of God is so rich and applicable to life since I actually heard thunder outside yesterday *amazed*
    I hope you will come and visit soon…I am missing you girls (MUM included).I am so excited for your Clementine Pattern Co.I have told several about it recently.
    Sending warm and cozy thoughts your way!
    Love in Jesus,
    Mrs. Line

  17. KellyinPA on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Wow, so pretty! I am looking forward to our first snow (not counting the one we got in October:) this year. I love to watch it fall and then take a walk in it. The embroidery piece is lovely, maybe something to work on after Christmas:)

  18. Hannah on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Beautiful pictures!!!

  19. Emily Ruth on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Those are gorgeous photos! I love snow. :)

  20. Rachel Hope on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Miss Emily these photos are amazing as always, do you use a tripod for your photos, and I would love if you shared your secret for focusing on the falling snowflakes ?
    Rachel Hope.

  21. Emily Rose on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Rachel Hope, thank you! I shoot my camera in hand, as it tends to be more versatile for me when wanting particular angles and compositions. For the shot with the snowflakes in focus, I had my aperture set at f/2.0 (which created a shallow depth of field), the shutter-speed set at 1/640 (to capture the falling snow mid-air), and manually focused it on the area of falling snow that I wanted to capture. I hope that is helpful!

  22. Laura A. on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    Although I’m sure we would be ill-prepared for it, I have always dreamed of seeing snow like that in Texas. When we do get snow, it just turns to wet mushy slush, which is no fun at all, and not appealing to the eye.

  23. Michelle on Nov 30, 2011 said:

    I miss the winter wonderland of snow. In Northern California, we receive rain and fog – which still make for a cozy afternoon inside, snuggled under blankets, drinking hot cocoa. .. . . . but still there is nothing like snow falling – so beautiful.

  24. Annie on Dec 4, 2011 said:

    Emily, my new lens is the 50mm f/1.8. It was a little late in arriving (just yesterday evening), but I have really been enjoying it so far. We set up our Christmas tree last night, so I’ve been having fun experimenting with my new lens. =) Perhaps I’ll post photos on my blog soon.

    And thank you for the tips on capturing a photo with the snowflakes in focus (that you left in a comment). As soon as we have some snow I will have to try it out. =)

    Have a blessed day!

  25. Tulip on Dec 22, 2011 said:

    I love the snow pictures. It makes me want it to snow here, but it rarely ever does. Oh well, you can still wish for it!

  26. Sophie on Apr 29, 2012 said:

    That falling snow picture is indeed BREATH TAKING. :O So beautiful! :]

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