Sunday, December 19, 2010

Nice & Icy

Mother Nature decided to thwart our shopping plans the other day by delivering a storm that coated the driveway, the road, and the trees, grasses and bushes with a layer of ice, keeping us from taking our morning walk, let alone drive to town! And so I spent the day inside, trying as best I could to get some good pictures from the front deck.

We were fortunate that we only had one small cedar fall on our lane. The memory of last year when we had 22 trees down on our lane after a snowstorm around this same time, made us forgiving of this one!

The ice on the trees gave the woods an "other world"ly look. Mother Nature showed off her handiwork when the icy covering on the boughs and limbs brought out details previously unnoticed.

A hawk spent several hours perched on top of a frosty limb, waiting for lunch to fly by!


  1. Beautiful pictures,looks spooky.You should`ve got your cross country skies out to go to town,hah,hah,remember how when we were kids we`d love a coat of ice on the snow,it made our saucers go really fast down your back yard,phylliso

  2. Oh, gosh yes, I remember those days! What fun that was! We thought about doing the saucers here and we'd have a lot of speed up by the time we hit the cedar trees along the CREEK! Ha! Getting too old to risk broken bones!

  3. We got same kind of storm here in Finland.

    Your photos are awesome.

    Happy week-end!