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Winter in Missouri

Updated on September 15, 2014

Missouri Winter through the Eye of a Camera

Winter can be a challenging time for a photographer, but with patience and the proper equipment there are many beautiful scenes to photograph. When the weather is icy and snowy, I don't wander far from my home area, so the winter photographs I am highlighting are all from Missouri area and all within 50 miles of the St. Louis metro area. Many are taken in my own neighborhood.

Weather in Missouri can be unpredictable, we might have temperature below freezing one day and 50 degree temperatures the next day. In a typical year we get about 18.5 inches of snow in the St. Louis area, as of 2/23/10 this season has been a light one on snow with only 10.7 inches in the metro area. It seems like they've predicted snow a lot, but then when it comes it is always lighter than has been predicted. The heavy snow falls have been to the west in the Kansas City and Springfield areas.

The lighter snows have made for some pretty winter scenes. I have made several outings with my camera in hand to photograph the local area adorned with a coat of new snow! I hope you enjoy my pictorial tour.

photos by mbgphoto

What is your favorite season?

Do you enjoy the hot days of summer or the cold days of winter? Perhaps you love fall when the air is crisp and the leaves are beautiful or spring when all the flowers are in bloom. Of course you may live where the change of seasons are not as evident as they are in my home in Missouri.

What is you favorite time of the year?

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Winter at the Creek - Hwy T by Foristell, MO

We stopped by a bridge overpass to take this photo of a partially frozen creek.

Snow-Early Morning Shadows

I took this photo in the early morning after a new snowfall of about 2-3 inches. The photo was taken in my front yard. I like the way the early morning sun casts shadows on the snowy bush.

Snow Laden Grasses

Snow Laden Grasses
Snow Laden Grasses

Tree Limbs after a New Snow

Cardinals in the Snow

These two Cardinals were on my back patio eating bird seed that had fallen from the feeder. The bright red bird is the male cardinal and the less colorful bird is the female.

Bush of Snow Blossoms

Just the day before this bush had looked dull and brown. Today it is full of little "blossoms" of snow. A beautiful sight!

Falling Snow

I took this photo out my back door during an evening snowfall.

Geese on Pond

These geese were on the pond in front of The Butterfly House.

Goose in the Snow

This goose was walking in the snow near The Butterfly House

Squirrel in Snow

Squirrel in Snow
Squirrel in Snow

Fun in the Snow - click on photo to enlarge

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My granddaughter, Rachel enjoying a Missouri snowfall.  Rachel and her sister Ella were visiting from Atlanta.Here is Ella enjoying the snow.This was Rachel and Ella's first time to go sledding.  Opportunities to play in the snow are very scarce in Atlanta so they were enjoying the snow on their visit to Missouri.
My granddaughter, Rachel enjoying a Missouri snowfall.  Rachel and her sister Ella were visiting from Atlanta.
My granddaughter, Rachel enjoying a Missouri snowfall. Rachel and her sister Ella were visiting from Atlanta.
Here is Ella enjoying the snow.
Here is Ella enjoying the snow.
This was Rachel and Ella's first time to go sledding.  Opportunities to play in the snow are very scarce in Atlanta so they were enjoying the snow on their visit to Missouri.
This was Rachel and Ella's first time to go sledding. Opportunities to play in the snow are very scarce in Atlanta so they were enjoying the snow on their visit to Missouri.

Robin in Snow

I was sitting at a doctors office looking out some large windows fascinated by the robins in the snow. I pulled a camera from my purse and was able to capture this robin all puffed up in the winter cold.

Do you have a favorite season? - stop by and drop me a note

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      Lynda Makara 3 years ago from California

      Anything but winter, although winter in CA hardly counts.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Wishing you a lovely Valentines Day filled with tons of blessings starting with this one!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Your winter photos and products are so beautiful. I don't do well in the winter months so basically hibernate and look forward to Spring.

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      WhiteOak50 4 years ago

      Aww, I miss snow so much. I am use to lots of it and here we hardly get any. But when we do I am right out in it with my camera :-) As always, good work!!

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      As usual great pictures.... thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Nice write up, From Springfield, we are actually South, and west same time. We rarely get snow, and definately not more than St. Louis

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      Spring is my favorite season when God shows us the newness of creation. You have done a lovely job with your photos. They are quite good.

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      Patricia 5 years ago

      I love this photography! We have not had snow all winter, but weather says it should snow tomorrow. We'll see!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I love spring and fall but my gosh but you have made the winter season look absolutely gorgeous. You must have our snow this year because we have very little (not that I mind). The very best of the seasons blessings to you and yours.

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Lovely photos! I'm particularly fond of the robin ones. I used to live in MO - I remember those ice storms! Horrible!!!! Colorado is much better.

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      Delia 6 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens, although I'm not fond of living in snow anymore. We moved to Missouri in '83 and were introduced to the "unpredictable" weather, Tornado's, Ice Storms, Electrical Storms and Snow Storms, I felt like we where on Mars...then my husband got transferred again in ' Wisconsin! I just prayed they did not have a plant in Alaska because it got colder with every we are stuck here!

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      ChrissLJ 6 years ago

      I'm in Mid-MO, and we're only 1.5" away from having the snowiest winter on record. While the snow looks beautiful on the trees and flowers trying to peep through the drifts, this is one record I'm hoping we won't break. I'm enjoying the spring weather too much.

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      trezpazz 6 years ago

      simply awesome pics........a lens crafted with great love!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Loved your pictures of snow, they are fantastic, gorgeous, stunning ........

      Winter looks beautiful in Missouri.

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Brrrr, lovely picks but I am cold just looking at them and we have over 38*C today. I can do without snow, even pictures of it, but your pics are gorgeous and featured on Photography

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Winter is my favorite.

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      howtocurecancer 6 years ago

      Winter is my favorite.

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Beautiful images - a wonderland beautifully captured

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      awesome lens. simply superb.

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      Beautiful! You have inspired me to do a similar lens for Indiana. I will have to get out this weekend. It really has been pretty, hasn't it?

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      jlshernandez 6 years ago

      You did a great job of capturing the fleeting beauty of winter. Without winter, how can one welcome spring? Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      You're getting some great photos and making the most of the situation while others probably just grumble about the snow. Nice shots!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Came back to see your new snowy photos - love them! And to bless this beautiful lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Ahhh!!! Winter is getting tougher every year for me also. As a Bricklayer I long for the Spring. I awoke this morning to an unusual sound out my window. Robins were everywhere!!! Could it be.Nope not Spring. Little did I know . This is a first for me to see Robins in the middle of Winter. Probably came down to warm up a bit. Spring is the best.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      The photos are so beautiful, but I love springtime the best.

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      I'm afraid my favorite season is still spring, but the photos of winter in Missouri are lovely. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Beautiful pictures

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      Beautiful snow photos. You're so talented! My favorite season is still Spring, though. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Winter always makes for some beautiful scenes and photos. I love the winter pics but my old bones just don,t like the cold anymore.

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      poppy mercer 6 years ago from London

      gorgeous. I love the robin.

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      LissaKlar LM 6 years ago

      You really take awesome photos!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love your winter pictures and all your presentation here. Each season always has its own unique charming .. it still will be if we pay attention to take care more than we've done today :) All best wishes to you .. dear, mbgphoto .. Happy Holidays ;)

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      reflectionhaiku 6 years ago

      Beautiful winter lens - thanks for sharing the beauty of Missouri. JM

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      Mona 7 years ago from Iowa

      At the moment it blizzarding so I'm not too much loving this winter thing. But on the whole I do enjoy winter and your photos are certainly showing it's beauty.

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      ChemKnitsBlog2 7 years ago

      I'm a spring person... but these photos are amazing. I cannot wait for it to start snowing! *Blessed

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      feeling col by seeing the lens..

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      patinkc 7 years ago from Midwest

      Wonderful photos of Missouri!

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      GabrielaFargasch 7 years ago

      Beautiful!!! Loved it!!

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      BuckHawkcenter 7 years ago

      The best part about snow is seeing such beautiful photographs while sitting in my cozy warm house! Really enjoyed your tour of Missouri in the snow. Angel Blessed and featured on Angel Wings November 2010.

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      Liz Mackay 7 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love those geese and all your lovely photos.

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      Kathy McGraw 7 years ago from California

      Love the photos...Winter looks very pretty there, especially that shot by the bridge. That one elicited an "oh my goodness" as I scrolled to it! Beautiful....

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      GrowWear 7 years ago

      Beautiful images of winter in Missouri. The icy bird feeder makes a great card!

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      sheriangell 7 years ago

      I love the icy bird feeder. Your photos remind me of growing up in Michigan. Brrrrrr. :)

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      we rarely have snow in the south, but I do love the freshness and the beauty of it!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      It is only in the last couple of years that we have had any snow like this and we are warned that it will be the same this coming December.

      These are beautiful snow photos - I love the squirrel!

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      Sami4u LM 7 years ago


      Your making Winter in Missouri look like fun. I want to move to your part of the state. I have only been through one winter here and nothing as pretty as the pictures you took.

      All I ever here is around here is just wait for the next ice storm :( You must not be living where you constantly lose power like we do around here. Don't get me wrong I love the fact that he have four seasons. Just wish the winter one would be the shortest.

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      Carolan Ross 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Beautiful photos!

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      RebeccaE 7 years ago

      I am with you winter, however cold is the best.

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      ohcaroline 7 years ago

      Fall is my favorite of all. Nice photos Mary Beth.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      Reminds me of my childhood in Northern Minnesota.

      Thanks for the memories.


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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Love taking pictures in the snow. Your robin was great. And taking pictures of kids in the snow is always a lot of fun. Lovely lens.

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      thepartyanimal2 7 years ago

      Even though I am so sick of seeing the snow this year - these pictures are beautiful and you have to think to yourself - it really is pretty to look at. Great photos

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Spring is my favorite season, but I have to admit the snow has been really beautiful this year. Love your photos! Thanks for sharing.

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      Sherry Venegas 7 years ago from La Verne, CA

      These pictures made my head shiver. Really, I don't know if it was because they are striking or shouts the cold. Got a reaction out of me!

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Love these winter scenes! We have cardinals and squirrels trying to find food among all the snow too, but no robins (gone south till spring!) Your photos are always gorgeous Mary Beth. Thanks for sharing these.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Your photos are always so beautiful! I love that creek picture! Awesome! Angel Blessed!

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Mary Beth, you are such a fabulous photographer. I love reading your photo-based stories. Since I lived in Missouri for many years, I remember winter scenes well, but to tell you the truth, Summer is MY time - I like it warm --- and yes, humid. :-). Lovely scenes you've captured here.

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      Samantha Devereux 7 years ago from Columbia Mo

      Great photography!

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      Ann 7 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      great pictures mary beth _ I love seeing other people's worlds. thanks for sharing yours.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      These are very pretty pictures! Thanks for sharing them. :)

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Lovely winter photos. I love the way the sunlight reflects on the snow. We only one day with a half inch of snow this past winter. But I can see snow in the mountains from our windows. Thanks for sharing your winter photos!

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      I like all the seasons - winter, spring, summer, autumn. Every season has its beauty. You caught the beauty of winter in a brilliant way - thanks for sharing!

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      Everyday-Miracles 7 years ago

      I am partial to autumn, I think. I like the weather most, but the colors are stunning as well!

      Great lens!