snowy2-path_4348Is this the path? It’s not always clear.
Luckily I see tire tracks….

Pretty stoked I live around the snow line and can walk while snow is falling without anyone around,  shooting pics till my fingers are numb.
(Our Beautiful World, The Random (R), Jo’s Walk, Tue Texture, Our World)



thistleyellow_5816Thistles and many other prickly things on our way
walking in the park
(The Good (R) Floral Fri Foto, Nature Notes)






But then we have these unexpected squirrely encounters
when sitting down for a break of our hike for lunch
(Nature Notes, Sat Critters)




Friday Hunt:
Begin with: E : Elusive – Sky
Week’s Favorite: Barn
Personal: Sky


Sometimes our path is so modified, that others don’t recognize it, like this barn and fences that I took through a couple of filters:
diffuse, grain, and  reduced contrast
(The Fun (R), Thurs. Doors, Good Fences)







One of the doors of the big Placer County court house in Auburn, CA. constructed in the latter part of the 1890ties. Auburn grew out of the gold rush in 1849, beginning with 3 French miners.
(Tue. Treasure, Tue Travel, ABC Wed.-D, Thurs. Travel Photo, Thurs. Door,
Weekend Reflections)

The path also becomes more evident when we see a door we can enter (the right door, of course!)




PERSONAL (Fri Hunt, Sky Watch)


a tiny air plane
by a sky full of clouds
the Creator does not sleep
or slumber when the dark of night falls
with all knowledge busying our mind
seemingly an eternity
but the joy of the morning comes
when sunrise parts the skies



Join the fun to share what your SEASON is like from Sunday  – Wednesday 7 pm Pacific time

Press on “Click Here” on the bottom of an All Seasons’ post to leave your photo link!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Thanks to All the Hosts
Jo’s Walk * Randomosity Life through Lens  Our World *
Tue Texture Tue Treasure* Nature Notes * Travel Tue*
ABC Wed.-  D *  Outdoor Wed. *  Communal Global *
Thurs. Door* Good Fences   * Thankful Thursday  * Sky Watch * Travel Photo Thursday * Floral Fri Foto * Floral Bliss *
Week. Reflection Fri Photo Journal  Pierced Wanderings * Fri Hunt *
Sat. Critters * Pink Saturday  * Our Beautiful World * Sat. Snapshot *



59 Comments Add yours

  1. restlessjo says:

    The squirrel looked most alert for the time of year, Jesh 🙂 Your snow looks wonderful but I’m not truly sorry to have missed it. I can share yours. Many thanks for linking up 🙂 Have a great week!

    1. jesh stg says:

      I would prefer Mediterranean weather too, Jo:):) But living in the woods is much more peaceful than in the metropolis of Los Angeles! Guess, I can’t hove both worlds at the same time:, lol.

  2. Fun60 says:

    That first photo is beautiful.

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you! It’s a big payback for numb fingers:)

  3. Oh, the barn and fence are just lovely! I love how it looks like a painting. The little plane in the BIG sky is wonderful! The snow covered road lined with trees is beautiful!

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you Deborah – the first pic is in front of the studio/ barn, It looks better from the side than the front though. that barn is on LaTrobe road, a very windy road (From Sac. toward Jackson, but lots to see, especially now there is water at several places:)

  4. Tamar says:

    Oh that snowy scene!

  5. Molly says:

    Ahhh the snow is so pretty. I wish it would snow here


  6. Alexa T says:

    Lovely snowfall, amazing squirrel… Very interesting aspects in all pictures! Have a lovely week!

  7. It is always so much fun to read your unique takes and thoughts on what might be seen as ordinary (to minds less creative than yours). Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with the rest of us.

  8. Melody62 says:

    Doors are always a good subject for D 😉 Pretty picture Jesh!

    Have a nice ABC-Wednesday / _ Week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc=w=team)
    (want to take a preview at the new url starting round 21 ? http://abcwednesday.wordpress.com)

  9. narami says:

    LOVE the squirrel 🙂 and the prickles! thanks for sharing this beautiful post on Tuesdays of Texture jesh.

    1. jesh stg says:

      You’re welcome Narami! Hope you can pay for that window:)

  10. diwestwell says:

    Delightful Door indeed Jesh and I love the snow scene and of course the
    pretty little squirrel but have to say the Barn scene is just Divine !
    Thanks for sharing your world with us,
    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

  11. Roger Green says:

    We’ve only gotten less than 18 inches of snow this season!

  12. Wowza! My favorite photo is the farm with tracks and fence and, and, and. I love it!

  13. I’m partial to the barn – handsome. 🙂

  14. I began by being sure the first photo would be my favorite, but I love them all. The hazy feel in the barn photo is wonderful.


    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you, Janet! Happy you like the barn – there are not too many around here that size. Photoshop is my big friend in prepping my post. My strategy is to organize is getting all the challenges of the week in one post, but often the way I took the photos conflict in certain ways – one too bright or too sharp, etc.

  15. Lovely! Love the last photo especially!

  16. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love the courthouse shot (of course!) and that first snow pic, even though we’re getting sick of snow around here 😉

  17. sharon says:

    I especially love the photo of the barn and the way you used filters. So lovely!

  18. Beautiful photos, Jesh. That’s a great one of the little squirrel, but my favourite is the filtered shot of the barn, it’s lovely. There’s so much in it, in a subtle way. That tree at the back looks like it was struck by lightening.

  19. Sue says:

    Hello Jesh, all your photos are really great. I love that the spiny thorns at least show a bright yellow flower of warning! Cute squirrel, and your sky with the tiny areoplane is so dramatic. Cheers !

  20. Eileen says:

    Hello, the first snowy scene is gorgeous. Love the doors and sky shot too. Enjoy your day and the weekend ahead!

  21. Jesh there were some great photos here today. I so enjoyed the beauty of your snowcovered path (even though I’m tired of winter). The squirrel made me smile ,they are such comical creatures. Loved the spot of color with the yellow thistle. The barn/fence scene was gorgeous. – Sorry I haven’t posted to Seasons in a long time. The bad weather has kept me inside a lot so there really hasn’t been much to post. Hopefully soon.

  22. Peter B says:

    Love the opening shot with the snow. Very pretty! The sky with tiny airplane is gorgeous as well. Enjoy your weekend!

  23. Michelle says:

    I love that first photo. Thanks for linking up today!

  24. treadway says:

    Oh, I so loved that first shot…but then there followed a bunch of others that I liked almost as much. Great series.

  25. Love that barn photo, and the first pic also. Cute squirrel too.

  26. Ruth says:

    Ahh! Feels like this post was right for me! All those references to paths really hit home. The year has not started in a positive way. I am trying to practice patience and take things easy. Thanks for reminding me that the path you want to take may not be the path that is best for you. #TPThursday

  27. jMo says:

    Still trying to wrap my head around what it’s like to live near the mountains and get the kind of snow in the top pic while living in CA.

  28. jMo says:

    The top photo is incredible, btw.

  29. riitta k says:

    Beautiful photos – I love the barn! Thank you for linking.

  30. Diana says:

    A really interesting and varied group of photos.

  31. Ros Crawford says:

    Wonderful photos! Thanks so much for sharing at OBW!!

  32. I love all of your amazing photos! And especially like the one of the tiny plane – WOW! Thanks for sharing them with all of us!

  33. prior.. says:

    beautiful post, Jesh. the thistles photo is my fav – they look like stars! and the varied focus has that artsy feel. the arrangement and yellows – oh I just love it.

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you Yvette – there’s so much to see already at your art page that I forget to comment on individual aspects that caught my admiration:) There is something to say for the definite boundaries psychology has for me, since art has none!! Have a lovely weekend:)

  34. Klara S says:

    I love picture with thistles, the yellow is so vibrant. This Sunday : ALL SEASONS!

  35. DeniseinVA says:

    A wonderful walk in the snow you took us on. Looked magical! Loved the other photos, and the bright-eyed squirrel.

  36. The art(ist) speaks! Nice work(s)!

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you Gordon! Hope you saw my reply respective of coming this way? Have a great weekend:)

      1. Thanks, Jesh. Rain left the Bay Area and is heading your way, perhaps snow.

  37. Margaret says:

    Are charming post with beautiful photographs. I love the little squirrel but I think you should be hibernating. It looks like a lovely place to walk in the snow. I love the last shot of the sky and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  38. scotiaspinner says:

    Great post – your snowy walk looks wonderful. Here it is 5 Fahrenheit today, so still too cold for a comfortable walk, at least in my opinion, and we have a lot of very slippery ice under the snow after our recent ice storm, so it’s a bit dangerous for walking. Maybe if it gets up to 15 or so, then I will venture out. Perhaps later this week. The squirrel is very cute – similar to ours but larger and a different colour.

  39. Dan Antion says:

    I love the entrance to the courthouse.

  40. Eileen says:

    Hello, I just wanted to stop back and say thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

  41. You really are a wonderful photographer! The thistles and the squirrel are so vivid in the picture!

    Just perfect for a poem!

  42. Lovely post with variety and beautiful photos..I hope to be able to participate in memes in several weeks…..Michelle

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you Michell – hoping for the best for you in the coming weeks!

  43. Hello Jesh, I am inching closer to the WordPress blog I promise in the meantime just stopping by to admire your snowy season and squirrely encounters!
    Have a happy week, this is my last one in Australia!
    Wren x

    1. jesh stg says:

      Thank you Wren! Have a quick and smooth move – hope living in Thailand will be to your liking!

  44. Teresa says:

    I absolutely love the first image of the snow. Beautiful. The squirrel is adorable, and I can see why the barn photo is a favorite. Thanks so much for joining in Friday’s Hunt. Hope you have a great week.

  45. pattisj says:

    Your snow photo steals the show this week!

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