Friday, February 25, 2011

Freeze Frame Friday: Nature's Diamonds

We had a wicked ice storm the other night that took down trees and power lines in our neighborhood. The howling wind had us nervous our roof would fly off and the clinking ice against the windows made us fear the glass would shatter.


By the next morning the sun was shining and we woke to a wondrous sight.
The tree branches were coated with ice, and against the brilliance of the sun, they looked like millions of sparkling crystals dotting the horizon.


Everyone I ran into that day kept looking to the sky, in awe of the beauty of mother nature.
I tried taking some pictures of the trees but they didn't do it justice! *sigh* You'll just have to take my word for it!


Today is another blizzard and schools are closed again. I'm raising my white flag, Mother Nature!



ENJOY YOU WEEKEND!

21 comments:

Jen Daiker said...

Why is it that destruction can be so beautiful!!!!

Happy Weekend!

Gina said...

Gorgeous! I always kick myself for not having a camera with me when it looks like that outside. We've had quite the winter here in CT- wonder if your blizzard will look anything like this when all is said and done!

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salarsenッ said...

The photos are fab! We've had those ice storms up here. Pretty scary while their biting, but once they calm what they leave behind is beautiful.

We're supposed to be having a Nor'Easter, right now. Not a stitch has fallen...yet.

Enjoy your weekend!

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

When I lived further north I remember an ice storm that soaked the trees like this and it was SO beautiful. Pictures never do it justice but having seen it, I know it's gorgeous.
Now, living in the South, I don't see much winter and I'm cool with that. Especially after they kind of winter the country has had this year.
Have a great weekend, I hope the blizzard is staved off by something wonderful! Stay warm :D

gideon 86 said...

IT is beautiful when this happens. Will this winter ever let up?

Things have been slightly calmer since our blizzard three weeks ago, but we did get another few inches of thundersnow last night.


Michael

Matthew Rush said...

You can tell what's going on in the middle picture. Beautiful.

LisaDay said...

If I don't have to drive in it, I also love ice storms. Beautiful.

LisaDay

very married said...

haha - aren't diamonds nature's diamonds? ;)

Christina Lee said...

Very married-- are you making fun of my title? heh heh, I work so hard on those ;)

Maddy said...

I agree with lisaday! I loveice storms as long as we don't have to work the next day :) I would've loved to take pics of those gorgeous branches

Lourie said...

My BF in Ohio took pictures after an ice storm too. And it looks the same. It's amazing and awesome. Sorry you are having more cancellations for school. *sigh*

Melissa said...

WOWZA! I've seen trees look like this so I know exactly what you are talking about. I think the pictures are great. But my goodness isn't that just stunning!

I agree with Jen, sometimes destruction can be beautiful - especially in nature.

Meredith said...

So magical! I want to write those trees into my book somehow...even though it's set in summer...

ModernMom said...

Mother Nature is really showing her stuff this winter!! I think your pictures are fabulous.

Lindsay said...

Gorgeous pictures.

nutschell said...

I love the pictures. They're so ethereal. Hope you have a warm weekend despite the snow!

Kristin said...

That's beautiful! Quite different from what we've got going on in Florida!

Debra said...

I think it is counterintuitive that something so cold is so beautiful. I miss the snow.

Savvy Gal said...

ah... it is beautiful.

Medeia Sharif said...

Gorgeous pics!

Have a great weekend.

Anusha said...

Wow, how beauuuuuuuuuuutiful! :o)