Fire and Ice

Over the last few days, we had a severe ice storm. Although such a storm brings destruction and power failures, it also brings unexpected beauty.

Here are a few moments of splendour captured looking through the windows at the back of my home.

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Encased in ice

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Shattered

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Fire and ice

In the last photo, doesn’t it look like the branches are on fire? Or diamonds sparkling against the blue sky?  These branches are at the top of a 40′ tree, dancing in the fiery light of the sun. Pure magic!

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Winter’s Touch

So far, this has been the winter that never was. We’ve had snowfalls, but then mild temperatures and heavy rain have taken it all away. While I’m not a big fan of cold weather, I do enjoy the beauty of snow blanketing the earth, nestled in the crook of a tree and gently tumbling from the clouds.

In my morning walk, I found this protected corner of winter, and wanted to share it with you.

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Winter’s Touch

Isn’t it beautiful? And peaceful.