You Want Ice Photo’s?

Monday, December 20, 2010

Yes, as promised I will provide photos of the ice. I hope you enjoy because it sure was an adventure. My backyard has a ski slope built in, just getting down it was a crash course in ice walking.

Allow me to remind you, what looks like snow is actually ice balls. We received, so they say, an inch of snow, the rest is sleet/ice.  I hope you enjoy.

Tree branches displaying their crystal coating. The ones that deposited gifts down my overalls.

Ms. Twister’s china bird feeder. To me it looks like an artifact on a stick.

The alternate bird feeder. Notice the dent in the right side. It was the only backyard survivor of the first major ice storm. A 4” diameter limb took it out.

Zebra grass plumes. Reminds me of frozen tears.

A frozen home.

I don’t think this solar light will work again until spring.

Quite simply, Mum on ice.

Pine tree’s are so resilient. They bend a great deal and can handle a huge amount of weight. When asked what tree you’d like to be, don’t forget the pine.

Fragile Mouse. Notice she does not weigh enough to break the ice. She had a hard time.

”Aren’t we going to play ball?” Shadow actually carries her ball for security, she does want you to throw it.

”Where did I put it?” Bamba left her ball in the backyard, she had to dig for hers.

Finally, our road. This was after the second plowing.

For my all effort in keeping the driveway clear and ice free, along with getting photos I was awarded… a cold.

One bottle of Theraflu later I’m on the mend. At least I can breath now and just in time for two more winter clippers.

To my friends across the pond; be safe and stay warm. Spring is coming.



Olivia J. Herrell said, 

My favorites are the ice tears and the coated pine needles. Thanks so much for braving the ice to capture these beautiful mementos. We must catch up, I'm fighting a cold thingy, too.

Happy Monday, Olivia

December 20, 2010 at 8:59 AM  
Devon Ellington said, 

Those are gorgeous photos!

I'm watching the snow come down as I finish an article on deadline. Once it's safely gone, I've got to get out and do some shovelling! Just moved to a new house in a new state, from an apartment, so this is all still fun.

December 20, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Karen Lange said, 

Love the photos. I should have taken a few around here. No fun to walk in, but very pretty to look at! Thanks for sharing, Jules.
Blessings to you and your readers,

December 20, 2010 at 9:46 AM  
Paula said, 

Jules,my winter fairy!Your pictures are simply lovely. Please stay safe!

December 20, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
Queen-Size funny bone said, 

no matter what it is when its covered with brilliant ice its art.

December 20, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said, 

what a delight this pictures are - I especially loved the plums (looking like frozen tears) and the pines! It has been a super warm winter for us, so it is awesome to see that it is looking a lot like Christmas in your neck of the woods! take care of that cold - hot lemon tea with lots of honey (and a good portion of whiskey to complete the medicinal effect) ;)

December 20, 2010 at 11:39 AM  
Mary Vaughn said, 

I know it's very dangerous but ice is so beautiful. Love the pics.

December 20, 2010 at 11:43 AM  
welcome to my world of poetry said, 

Lovely photo's Jules though they seem a wee bit familiar to home.
Enjoyed the post.


December 20, 2010 at 12:04 PM  
Summer Ross said, 

WOW! I've never seen ice like this! Oh Jules I'm so sorry you have a cold, i do so hope you feel better soon! Happy holidays my friend! be warm and safe!

December 20, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
The Golden Eagle said, 

That's a lot of ice! Great pictures of it. :)

Stay safe and warm!

December 20, 2010 at 2:55 PM  
Eric W. Trant said, 

The only ice in Dallas is in the fridge.

The colds we have plenty of, though. I've had mine since the beginning of December. I haven't kissed my wife in almost three weeks!

That's the worst part of being sick, you know.

- Eric

December 20, 2010 at 3:03 PM  
floweringmama said, 

Ah, ice - dangerously beautiful or is it beautifully dangerous? Either way your pictures are amazing. The zebra grass is by far my favorite. Definitely worthy of hanging on a wall.

Hope you're feeling better. It seems you got more than we did.

Merriest of Christmas's to you and yours.

December 20, 2010 at 3:32 PM  

those are awesome pictures! love the doggies :-)

December 20, 2010 at 5:32 PM  
Tammy said, 

Horrendous as it was/is, those pictures just freeze you in their dazzlingly beautiful grip!!!

December 20, 2010 at 7:17 PM  
Tracy said, 

The photos are beautiful...yes, ice is exquisite but it can be dangerous. My favorites are the pine needles laden in ice and the zebra grass plumes...I agree about the frozen tears.
Thanks for adding a bright spot to my day and please get over your cold; UGH!!!

December 20, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Martha said, 

those are great pictures...sorry about the cold...stock up on all your essentials because sounds like Christmas eve will be another round with might get more tonight and tues am, but they have downgraded ours for tonight. Stay warm!

December 20, 2010 at 7:26 PM  
Shannon O'Donnell said, 

Oh, wow! Absolutely gorgeous!! :-)

December 20, 2010 at 7:28 PM  
Ellen aka Ella said, 

Frozen tears are gorgeous, I loved seeing your yard and your furry family! Brr, makes me cold just viewing your pic, but I do love the beauty n' magic of this season!

Hope you feel better soon!

December 20, 2010 at 9:40 PM  
Samantha Vérant said, 

Every time I come here, I shiver! The zebra grass and mums on ice shots are AWESOME though! Merry x-mas and stay warm!

December 21, 2010 at 5:49 AM  
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