Sunday, January 31, 2010

It Was Close!

The ice made the snow geese visit the harvested fields again in a feeding frenzy.

The ice make everything look magical but two more hours of freezing rain would have probably put out the electricity and a degree or two colder might have made our roads as big a mess as they were along I40 to the north of us. My willow tree did a lot of creaking and moaning but she held on to her limbs.

James was nice enough to take me for a drive to the horse pasture down the road a bit where I took this picture and the one below.


Only my HughesNet satellite was out for a couple of days; not pleasant but not a disaster. Click on the photos to see the bigger picture.

15 comments:

Donna said...

Beautifully erie effect Brenda!!! Love these! Hope you're staying warm enough!!
hughugs

Jeanne said...

It's so pretty! As long as your safe and warm inside!

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Love the pictures , they look so beautiful!
Have a great week.
Diane

Donna said...

I was wondering how you fared over there! Glad to hear that you are safe and warm. We had a close one here too with the icing on the trees. We have a limb that has broken off on our rental home, but there is no damage (that we know of). I HATE these ice storms!

bermudabluez said...

After living through the really bad ice storm we had here...we were without power for TEN DAYS! I really don't like ice storms. But, I have to agree with you that the pictures are beautiful!! Hope it has warmed up for you guys!!

Sally said...

Goodness gracious!!

Love the pictures, though!! ((hugs))

Butterfly Gardener said...

Seems as if the only thing posititve about an ice storm is the photo opportunities! Glad your tree and electricity survived the storm!

nickfromnt77 said...

Wow! Nice! That last one should be hung on your wall!

kimberly said...

so amazing, brenda....love.love.love these photos!!!! i really don't want to live in it...but i would love to be around to see the beauty afterwards!!! :-)
hugs,
kimberly

Jeanette said...

Nice pics, Brenda! I love the look of ice covered tree branches with the sun shining on them! So glittery!

Mary Lou said...

BRRRRRR Looks cold! We called that Pogonip in Nevada. We have not had our winter yet.

Virginia Gal said...

That last pic, you should use as a Christmas Card, how beautiful!

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Joni said...

Your pictures are always so beautiful Miz Brenda! Very peaceful - but they do make me want to bundle up!

joan said...

Wow that last one is really cool! Glad you were safe!