Skywatch Friday: But We Couldn't Smell Snow

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Late afternoon took on a snowy glow, but we couldn't smell snow and therefore dismissed the possibility snow would come. There isn't a person I know from around these parts who doesn't claim to smell snow before it comes. If you know the smell, you're nodding right now. If you don't, then come to Connecticut and find out what cold and quiet and still and moist smell like even before they arrive.

Skywatch Friday

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  1. I don't believe I have ever been able to "smell" snow, but my old knee injury knows when it's coming! It's just this awareness, not really pain, but still a reminder that I used to have an injury there - and then the forecast starts calling for snow.

    Tink *~*~*

    My Mobile Adventures *~*~* presents - Doo, doo, doo, lookin’ out my back door at the SKY!

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  2. Beautiful shot Sandy. My mother grew up in the mountains and she could smell snow. She was right more times than the weatherman so we trusted her.

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  3. Excellent shot Sandy, I love it. Have a great weekend.

    Cheers!
    Regina In Pictures

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  4. Well captured Sandy...
    We have snow forecast, but you should have seen our blue skies today..

    Thanks for all your visits Sandy..

    Tom

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  5. Wonderful picture and the sun is shining. Yes I can smell snow. Glass windows also take on a leaden look when snow is about.
    Hope that it is not causing you too much trouble. Be safe. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Okay, this is an education for me. Maybe living in the bay area has taught my nose to smell the fog.

    Seriously, this is a fine post.

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  7. Interesting post and beautiful photo!!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy SWF

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  8. Nice photo, Sandy. I can smell snow, and would love to be able to accurately smell ice; that ability would come in handy here.

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  9. Beautiful interesting picture with wonderful colors!

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  10. What a mysterious picture ! Love the atmosphere.
    Here, we're not used to snow, no way we can "smell" the snow arrival. We take it as it comes.
    Have a great weekend Sandy.

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  11. Thats certainly a capture Sandy, fantastic

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  12. Anonymous5:13 PM

    That gorgeous! I can't believe it's not photoshopped or fixed in some way. Wow!

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  13. I've never heard of snow having a smell. Hmmm. But there is a damp feeling in the air, a look about the sky. I'll have to pay better attention to the smell. ;-)

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  14. when it's going to storm here, the day before is always warm and wonderful then the next day comes the snow or storm. we get little snow here so it's quite an event when it snows once or twice a year...

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  15. That's a skill I hope to never pick up Sandy! LOL I much prefer enjoying your photographs of it, and taking imaginary walks through it with imaginary (warm and dry) boots.

    What an amazing shot of the sky; so striking.

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  16. Nope, I can't smell when snow is about to arrive, can tell from the clouds and stuff but not the smell.
    Beautiful photo!!!!

    Mountain Retreat

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  17. Ah, it must have been "down wind"!

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  18. I remember that smell!!! Yes, very clearly. Beautiful mystical capture. I love it!

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  19. The bold stripes of colour look like the artist's widest brush stroke. Wake up and smell the snow it is from now on.

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  20. Here in the desert I've become highly attuned to the smell of moisture. Rain more than snow however. I do know that snow sky though.

    Your image feels like it's pulling me down a tunnel towards the light. And I'm not even having a near-death experience. I hope not anyway.

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  21. A beautiful catch and words, it just relates. Thanks for sharing. Happy Skywatching. PS, I've not known what the smell of a snow is. :)

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  22. I'm familiar enough with snow, but I don't think I've ever noticed it has a smell. Maybe MN snow is different than CT snow?

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  23. You have a gorgeous sky there!

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  24. This is a very special sky! No, I don't know the smell of snow, more is the pity. We haven't got much snow these past few years.

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  25. Amazing photo!! Magical. Heavenly.

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  26. I can most definitely smell snow and actually did that once in Connecticut I'll have you know. My boyfriend didn't believe me, but that's another story....
    What a wonderful shot.

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  27. What a stunningly beautiful photo! I can smell snow, rain and fog and often my mood or head will tell me that something's acoming too.

    Thanks for stopping by! I think Pinky's visitor would have held the camera if s/he could, s/he was certainly very lively and affectionate, hence the blurriness of the pic! :) xxx

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  28. Very beautiful photo of the sky. It looked so misty out there. Keep warm and have a nice weekend.

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  29. Yup definitely has a certain smell and the sky gets 'that look' as well.

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  30. Yes, it sure does have its own special scent and the sly sure does take on a certain look!

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  31. That looks like a "snow is on the way" sky if I ever saw one, under the light of the moon.

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  32. Great photo. I don't know if I can smell snow. But I can smell rain?

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  33. I do know the smell of snow. :) It's a good smell. :)

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  34. It used to snow in the Mississippi Delta, when I was but a child, and we smelled it too ... the old folks taught us how to recognized the smell. But it's been so long ago I can't recall what it smelled like, just that we smelled it.

    The photo is amazing!

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  35. That is a fascinating sky, Sandy. The clouds are very unique, I'm not sure what type of clouds are those. Beautiful!

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  36. Sandy, I can smell snow coming. I just loved it when we lived in Manchester (NH). I still smell it every now and then and often tell someone then that if it would just be a little colder we would have snow.
    You have a pretty 'snow coming' sky.
    Happy SkyWatching! I'm finally up now with a nice beach scene for you (sky's up there too).
    ..

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  37. Cool looking photo! *sniff sniff*, no can't say that I smell snow, not here.

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  38. Sometimes I think that I can smell snow from Alaska in the Trade Winds. Having grown up in the East, and lived in Hawaii for 20+ years now, Snow is a magical memory . . . Enjoy it, and those incredible pewter skies. Aloha-

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  39. Sandy, it's a real pleasure to watch this photograph: a wonderful image for Sky Watch!

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  40. Great invitation. I was in Connecticut once - in August. I remember humidity. I think I would definitely like it best in late Fall and Winter.

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  41. I can smell rain. Snow I'm not sure, I'd need more practise!

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  42. I smell snow too! It is an amazing feeling! Great photo and greetings from Sweden!

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  43. Wow! This is a sky!
    Has something mistic in it.

    Alfazema

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  44. I've never heard of that one before, but it makes a strange kind of sense.

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  45. your photo looks eerie...probably depicts the "cold and quiet and still. i like it.:D

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  46. I've used that term many times. We used to get lots of snow and many times each year. For the past several years we haven't gotten much at all...and I think we still have yet to get our first 1" snow this year. Supposedly Monday-Tuesday is our next opportunity for snow...we'll see.
    but enough of my rambling...
    Beautiful capture!!

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  47. This is an amazing shot! Love the moon being flooded...

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  48. That's an interesting shot... and your comment about smelling snow just made me remember smelling snow in the air when I was a kid. It was such an alive and tingly feel too.

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  49. This photo i very beautiful and special.Love it!

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  50. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Now that's one sky filled with colour and action. Great capture!

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  51. Your snow and sky shots are so unique, Sandy...

    Just loved them all, since I started coming here :)

    wishes,
    devika

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  52. Anonymous11:43 AM

    I grew up in Chicago. We knew it would snow when the previous 16" of snow on the ground turned dark. From the overcast sky full of snow clouds.

    We also knew when the high school basketball game had already started. Yep, by the smell.

    When I lived in Connecticut, we knew it would snow whenever (a) I washed the car in January; (b) I bought tickets for the whole fam damily of 6 for a Broadway show; and (c) the TV weather forecast promised clear and warmer.

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  53. Lovely bit of color in that sky! I can't smell snow....although at the momemnt, I can sure see it. I think I will skip Conecticut at this time of year! I know the snow is coming when I run out of birdseed and the bully birds show up.

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  54. Absolutely love the snow, and yes I can smell it. I thought everyone could. Can smell when it's going to rain too. of course, I'm taking in a far larger air sampling than most;-)) I love that this is about a place, you can't see that sky anywhere, but of course you see it everywhere all at once. As usual, great shot, perfect words.

    New England is lucky to have you.

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  55. very interesting shot!

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  56. Almost a snow sun. Out here we can 'smell the rain'--ya just know. MB

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  57. Anonymous10:44 PM

    we are from the midwest relocated to california... and can still smell snow - more then a mile away

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  58. Anonymous12:04 AM

    Quite a shot! Almost exploding lines of clouds, something you don't see that much at all! Odd combo of quiet and dynamic. Nice!

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  59. we got the snow here :)! woke up this morning and here it is: all white! it's a fine picture you posted here!

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  60. Anonymous3:03 AM

    I like the photo but I can't put it in context, it doesn't look like anything I've ever seen. I guess that comes from living on the other side of the world where we are sweltering (to put it mildly) and hoping to break a hundred year old record of 6 days over 40 degrees celsius.

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  61. Can smell it now.....

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  62. Anonymous2:06 PM

    I hear ya Sandy! I hear ya....Snow in the air, a scent that is not to be forgotten. Love it! Hugs, G

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  63. Anonymous10:51 PM

    I don't know about the smell of SNOW ... but I do know the smell of fog and of rain, so I believe there must be a scent to snow as well.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  64. I lived in CT for a couple years when I was first married. I never heard of smelling the snow but we could feel it coming in the air so maybe that is the same thing?

    I am so glad I found a way to visit your blog sicne my computer doesn't allow me to leave comments on yours and one other.

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  65. Anonymous11:44 AM

    Sandy, I so love this photograph! I see a poem in it already.

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  66. i just wanted to stop by and say that i know the smell of snow very well..and it struck me, the comment you made, about coming to Connecticut...to learn what it smells like. i am from Connecticut and recently moved to TN. i think more people around here know what i mean when i talk about smelling snow then did in CT...but i have been able to smell it all my ife. to me it smells of faint, far away wood fires with a hint of the smell of rain. i am actually doign a report for school on how and why some people can smell snow.

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