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Some Years Later...

Posted by
Ruthiebear (Titusville, NJ, United States) on 19 February 2014 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

AN updated version of my backyard taken several days ago during a snow storm. You can see how the Japanese Maple tree has grown. The treehouse remains ever the same.
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Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

It is a condition of the blizzard day.

19 Feb 2014 5:38am

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Gorgeous photo!
This should be framed and hung on a wall.

19 Feb 2014 5:41am

rem_la from Villiers, France


19 Feb 2014 6:02am

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Well made.

19 Feb 2014 6:44am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice!
very nice!
L O V E L Y !!!!!

19 Feb 2014 7:27am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Matured beautifully and a beautifully captured image too Ruthie

19 Feb 2014 7:36am

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

wonderful edition, great shot

19 Feb 2014 8:04am

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Excellent work - full of atmosphere.

19 Feb 2014 8:10am

Marie-France from Angers, France

Que c'est beau ! ***** bonne journée Ruthie !

19 Feb 2014 8:37am

jean pierre from paris, France

joli tableau hivernal !!amitiés

19 Feb 2014 8:53am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Quelle belle image!
Je vous souhaite une agréable journée.

19 Feb 2014 9:17am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

Magnificent photo, the signature detracts but I suppose it may be necessary.

19 Feb 2014 9:18am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Fascinating comparison and love the way the Maple tree has matured. Beautiful shot.

19 Feb 2014 9:39am

Emma G from Auckland, New Zealand

wow....looks so cold, but very beautiful.

19 Feb 2014 9:47am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

A beautiful winter postcard, impressive also !

19 Feb 2014 9:50am

Davood from Tehran, Iran

Captures the eye very well and gives you a chilly feeling...well done...

19 Feb 2014 9:55am

Ainsley from Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Just beautiful Ruthie, it's like a scene from a movie or a christmas card. I wish i was in it.

19 Feb 2014 10:02am

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

love the effect and your composition

19 Feb 2014 10:05am

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful. Excellent.

19 Feb 2014 10:28am

Devi from Chennai, India

Love this image :)

19 Feb 2014 10:53am

Oiva from Turku, Finland

Fine shows how very much it snows, the flakes are big!:-))Haleja.

Happy Wednesday,my good friend Ruthie!

19 Feb 2014 11:11am

michel creze from le havre, France

Superbe !!!!

19 Feb 2014 11:23am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland


19 Feb 2014 11:24am

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Beautiful winter image. It seems as if such a view as this would appear on the scene of a fairy tale. Very romantic and dreamy. Excellent work, Ruthie. Have a nice day. :)

19 Feb 2014 12:10pm

J.R. from Urasoe City, Japan

I feel cold just looking, but a very lovely scene:)

19 Feb 2014 12:18pm

mohkum from Cochin (Kochi), India

Wonderful look! What a beautiful shot here!

19 Feb 2014 1:28pm

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

So fantastic winter image. I like the beautiful details. Well seen.

19 Feb 2014 1:32pm

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium


19 Feb 2014 2:11pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

A wonderful snowy image Ruthie! Bravo! ;-)

19 Feb 2014 2:19pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Oh..just a gorgeous shot..really beautiful !

19 Feb 2014 2:44pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbe rendu, excellent traitement.

19 Feb 2014 3:04pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe rendu et vue quelle compo et effet de la neige génial.
Belle soirée

19 Feb 2014 3:13pm

Jeff & Pat from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

I've been told you should never look back, but how would you get a beautiful contrast shot like this if you didn't ???. ;>)

19 Feb 2014 3:56pm

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Maybe a spotlight. Brilliant !

19 Feb 2014 4:01pm

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Beautiful winter scene, the snow's effect is excellent!

19 Feb 2014 4:03pm

Gerda from Zwolle, Netherlands


19 Feb 2014 5:06pm

don from United States

An impressive image. The snowy grain adds to the picture appeal. Excellent shot.

19 Feb 2014 5:08pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Fantastic snow scenery...nice shot !

19 Feb 2014 5:18pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wonderful photo ! Very beautiful !

19 Feb 2014 5:33pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A great picture. Like a dream! The tree is the center of attention and is perfect! A hug dear friend! A hug, Adela

19 Feb 2014 6:01pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Could almost be a pencil drawing ... lovely homegrown tree!

19 Feb 2014 6:18pm (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

It's a n original edition.

19 Feb 2014 7:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A whiteout! Beautiful photo.

19 Feb 2014 7:15pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Lovely winter scene and photo, nice to look at.

19 Feb 2014 7:42pm

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Magnifique rendu qui évoque le divisionisme en peinture!
Bonne fin de journée chal-heureuse!

19 Feb 2014 8:17pm

Gary from The Southwest Deserts, United States

I thought the first one was breathtaking. This is even more so to me. Just wonderful!

19 Feb 2014 8:56pm

Patrick M. from France

Always so beautiful, I love

19 Feb 2014 9:37pm

curieuzeneuzemosterdpot from somewhere between viewer and subject, Belgium

fantastic, ruthiebear!!

yes, the maple tree is doing well! :-))

19 Feb 2014 10:14pm

American Ferret from Eastern, United States

All I can say is Brrrr!

19 Feb 2014 10:59pm

Ramu Sangabathula from Jersey City, United States

snow texture is beautiful..., yeah maple tree is same like the old one.., wonderful shot..

19 Feb 2014 11:22pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Wow! That's quite a snow storm which is like a "white out" here!! Quite an amount of growth of the Japanese Maple since your last photo as well! I couldn't believe that I thought the treehouse was a bird house in your previous shot. Silly me.

19 Feb 2014 11:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


19 Feb 2014 11:28pm

Irene from San Francisco, United States

I had to go back and check, yes, it has grown and it does look beautiful with the snow on it.

20 Feb 2014 12:41am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

This is absolutely beautiful! It is the essence of a snow storm! The tree is gorgeous! This would make a wonderful card! Fantastic processing! 5*s!

20 Feb 2014 1:47am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

interesting processing for that extra snowy/frosty texture! lovely work!

20 Feb 2014 2:50am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

That is so beautifully done.

20 Feb 2014 4:15am

yo from Ile de France, France

Belle croissance ! Magnifique sous cette neige si fine !

20 Feb 2014 8:45am

L'angevine from Angers, France

j'aime beaucoup le rendu sur les barrières

20 Feb 2014 10:03am

Basile Pesso from Barcelona, Spain

Deserved spotlight, congrats !

20 Feb 2014 6:31pm

@Basile Pesso: Thank you so much!

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

20 Feb 2014 6:35pm

@omid: Thank you!

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

Stunning winter scene ...
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

20 Feb 2014 6:38pm

@Baldwin Vandewalle: thank you!

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

superbe, félicitations

20 Feb 2014 7:00pm

@Sue-Ann: Thank you so much!

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

... and bravo for the spotlight. :-)

20 Feb 2014 7:05pm

@Evelyne Dubos: Thank you!

Marie-France from Angers, France

Super ! félicitations pour ce spotlight bien mérité... je suis heureuse pour toi...Bonne soirée !

20 Feb 2014 7:27pm

@Marie-France: Thank you so much, my friend!

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Yes it has grown beautifully, - this photo would make a lovely christmas card.

20 Feb 2014 7:30pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Congratulations with this spotlight photo.

20 Feb 2014 7:42pm

@Willem: Thank you very much!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France


20 Feb 2014 8:14pm

@Tede: Thank you

pixim from Nice, France

Congratulations in Your Spotlight, This photo is beautiful ;-)

20 Feb 2014 8:20pm

@pixim: Thank you for your kind words

michel creze from le havre, France


20 Feb 2014 8:54pm

@michel creze: Thank you

farideh from rasht, Iran


20 Feb 2014 9:46pm

@farideh: Thank you

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight Ruthie! Very well deserved! This is just fabulous!

20 Feb 2014 10:11pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you for your encouragement!

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

20 Feb 2014 10:52pm

@Ana Lúcia: Thank you

claudie from le havre, France

Very,very nice !!!! félicitations

20 Feb 2014 11:46pm

@claudie: Thank you so much

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Yay!!! Congratulations on Spotlight.

20 Feb 2014 11:52pm

@kiwisa: Thank you, my friend!

Etsu from Kyoto, Japan

Congratulations on Spotlight. Well deserved to it. Have a nice day.

20 Feb 2014 11:58pm

@Etsu: Thank you for your kind words, my friend

Jeremy from Ridgedale, United States

Gorgeous! I love how you've captured every snowflake!

21 Feb 2014 12:11am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Congratulations on your spotlight selection Ruthie! ;-)

21 Feb 2014 12:36am

@Eric Cousineau: Thanks, so much

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wonderful... Congratulations on Spotlight.

21 Feb 2014 1:52am

@PRASHANT: thank you very much

John Jungklaus from Chase Mills, NY, United States

A beautiful composition Ruthie !! Congratulations on the Spotlight !!

21 Feb 2014 2:28am

@John Jungklaus: Thanks so much for your kind words, friend

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

21 Feb 2014 3:45am

@Steve Rice: Thank you

Diana from San Francisco, United States

Congratulations on the Spotlight.

21 Feb 2014 4:06am

@Diana: Thank you

maximage from Mase, Switzerland

Marvelous capture! Congratulations on the Spotlight. !

21 Feb 2014 5:11am

@maximage: Thank you for your kind words

Devi from Chennai, India

Congrats Ruthie:))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

21 Feb 2014 5:24am

@Devi: thank you, my friend

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Toutes mes félicitations

21 Feb 2014 6:23am

@Nicou: Thank you, friend

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Congratulations !!!

21 Feb 2014 6:57am

@Lena: Thank you

Jean-Luc T. from Juignac, France

Bravo pour ce spotlight!

21 Feb 2014 7:26am

@Jean-Luc T.: Thank you

Ellebelle from Mosquito Town, Netherlands

Stunning!! Like a piece of art ...........
Congratulations :-))

21 Feb 2014 7:41am

@Ellebelle: Thank you for your encouragement

Ludovic Roudet from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Congratulations !

21 Feb 2014 8:54am

@Ludovic Roudet: Thank you

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Winter CAN be artistic!!! This is beautifully processed! Congratulations for the Spotlight! It drew my eyes immediately!

21 Feb 2014 8:54am

@Japanalia: Thank you for your kind words

Martine Libouton from Genappe, Belgium

Bravo pour ce spotlight!!!!

21 Feb 2014 9:50am

@Martine Libouton: Thank you

Kyu from Kyoto, Japan

Congratulations on the Spotlight, Ruthie.

21 Feb 2014 1:08pm

@Kyu: Thanks so much!

Lewis from Ljouwert, Netherlands

Congratulations on your spotlight!!!

21 Feb 2014 3:16pm

@Lewis: Thank you

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A very beautiful composition .Congratulations on the Spotlight my dear friend and so very well deserved !

21 Feb 2014 6:41pm

@Laurette: Thank you for your kind words and encouragement, dear friend.

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

congratulations!!! bravo!!

21 Feb 2014 11:53pm

@john4jack: Thank you so much!

Mike from Morganville, United States

Great job, it almost looks like a painting of a beautiful tree covered with snow. I love it

22 Feb 2014 9:48pm

Kate from EXETER, United Kingdom

Congrats Ruthie.

23 Feb 2014 3:46pm

mohammad from isfahan, Iran

Beautiful effect and shot,
It is like to take photo behind a frozen glasses of window.
Well done Ruthiebear!BRAVO!

23 Feb 2014 6:01pm

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Congrats on your Spotlight, Ruthie!

24 Feb 2014 11:06am

Bud from North Bethesda, United States

What a delightful rendering of this appealing scene - very nicely done!

5 Mar 2014 12:03am