Thursday, February 3, 2011

Weathering the Storm



When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. And when life gives you ice, take pictures. :)




We were actually very lucky here at our Little Red House -- we did get a lot of ice, but only lost power (and internet connections) for about four hours. And our cellar didn't flood. Yay!




And while shoveling ice and slush from the driveway was a really big job, taking pictures of the trees in their glittery garb was my reward.




As much as I long for spring, I have to say that the ice was beautiful.




I hope that wherever you are, you weathered the storm. :)

36 comments:

  1. What lovely pictures! They are a joy to look at, thank you.

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  2. Beautiful photos, but ice can be so treacherous! I hope you didn't lose power. We got snow, about 12 inches, and I got another day off work! Yay!

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  3. My what beautiful pictures. Like exquisite jewels!!! I have weather very well. We've not hat the terrible weather as most have had. I cannot, and will not complain! Wishing you well! Cathy

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  4. So glad that you weathered the storm! Your pictures are just beautiful. Ice does make every thing look magical. Carla

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  5. Mary, my mouth literally drops open (a good thing!) when I open your page and see your beautiful photos! Just stunning

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  6. Ohhhh you really did make the best of it!

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  7. Although it may not be good for the trees and shrubs, I was hoping I would get some of this beautiful ice! All we got was sleety, slushy rain on top of our three feet of snow...These photos are truly amazing!!

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  8. Beautiful pictures Mary!
    It is always wonderful to look at the beauty around us even on the greyest day!
    Take care and stay warm...
    Tina xo

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  9. Ice is so amazing in a photo... until you slip on it and bonk your head. Be careful. I speak from experience.

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  10. They are beautiful pictures. You always take such lovely pictures.

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  11. Thanks for this lovely pictures!

    Markus

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  12. I love your way of looking at things! Your photos turned out beautifully! Have a great week!

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  13. There's beauty to be found even in an ice storm. Gorgeous!

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  14. Ahhh so gorgeous Mary!

    Deborah :)

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  15. Gorgeous, indeed - but watch your footing!
    Thinking of all our friends in the east as you did out from under that storm. Take care!

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  16. These are just beautiful, Mary!!!

    We got over a foot of snow. I guess that it was our turn. I guess it's, also, my turn to have that flu that's going around. Cozy and warm inside under the quilts, indeed. Your photos of the sunny tulips were just what the doctor ordered. =]

    Be well!

    Katy xo

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  17. My Dear, I have got AWARD for you in my blog , please come to take it! Ag

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  18. Stunning photos...I remember the first time I experienced an "ice storm"...It totally left me breathless with the amazing beauty of seeing everything sparkle and glisten, incased in the ice...Storms do not come any prettier than that.

    Stay safe and warm...Blessings Kelsie

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  19. It was beautiful. I look forward to the beauty of the dogwoods now;)

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  20. Beautiful pics! I'm glad you weathered the storm safely. Stop by if you get a chance. I just posted my best tablescape ever!

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  21. Absolutely stunning! I am hosting a Giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to stop by.

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  22. Love the way ice clings to the branches....even more if it leaves quickly....smiles
    Happy Friday!

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  23. Mary, these are just beautiful. So glad you and your little Red House are safe and warm. xo Lidy

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  24. Love those red berries encapsulated in ice! Such pretty photos. Thanks for sharing them.

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  25. Exquisite photo's..it must have looked like a Fairy land! Winter is so beautiful..and you always capture of the best of every season! Stunning!

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  26. Truly beautiful, my friend. Our reward, too.

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  27. So beautiful! Hope you're staying warm!

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  28. What beautiful ice pictures!!! Your ice was even prettier than ours.
    Cindy

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  29. each season has it charms...beautiful icy branches. today i opted to play with Corel painter instead of my chores...oh no.

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  30. i love all the clear white in all of these. so bright even for a winter day.

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