Thursday, February 3, 2011

Mother Nature's Icy Touch

We lost power yesterday just before 4:30 a.m. and it wasn't back until 7:00 p.m. When I finally pulled myself out of bed, not looking forward to the increasing cold creeping into the house, I peeked outside and saw an incredibly beautiful wonderland.

Trying to stay warm wasn't all that difficult as I babysat our sump pump to make sure it didn't overflow and flood the basement. Between helping my brother-in-law hook up a portable generator and my occasional bailing water the old fashioned way using a pot and a large bucket, we managed to keep the cellar dry until the electric was back.

As the temps rose the ice began to fall often taking large tree limbs. We lost a limb off of a much loved maple and this spring we will probably have to replace it. I stood on the deck listening and watching as the ice fell and smacked the ice-hardended surface of the snow. Eventually fog slowly rolled in and I love when fog and snow get together as they make for some great photos!

The Three Trees!

Red, white and fog all over!


Arthritic Ice

ET in tears . . . after an all night binge!

And last, but not least, is the photo I mentioned in Tuesday's post, the snowman the neighbor's built. This has to be THE best snowman I've seen in a long time.

Hmmm, I've got a "red" theme going on in this post. Come on sun!! It's time for some warmer weather!!!



Birdie said...

Chris, these pictures are just so fantastic. I love the snowman, the 3 trees and the ET is just oh so funny and beautiful ... amazing. Have a wonderful time, off we take this week end. Sending love.

Snippets/Sarah said...

Perusing "Rhayne's" blog and your title caught my eye. I just love the photo of the snow scene with the red barn. I am trying to learn photography but am not techy at all and don't know where to start! Thank you for the lovely photos of the snow.

Sandy Rubini said...

Chris - these are absolutely breathtaking!!!

Anonymous said...

These photos are wonderful! Although, I'll have to admit that the one of "ET's eyes" looks a little too much like eyes to me and kind of freaks me out. I really like the others a whole lot. Sorry to hear about that maple limb. I love ice on things like this too, but is sure does do a number on trees.


SE'LAH... said...

magical the red barn. you are such a talented photographer. Thanks for braving the weather to get shots like these, and in turn, for sharing with us all ;)

one love.