Monday, January 10, 2011

Ice Gilted Limbs

Delicate, glassy-slick ice gilts tree limbs and branches.

Deceptively, rainwater marries thorougfares in a beautiful and frigid bond,

While the heavens toss icy crystals after the solemn ceremony

prose penned by: Barbara Jack

The day began as anticipated, covered with a thin layer of slick ice. A little frosty in spots to give the world a winterland look, but through the quiet there was sound: a crack, a swoosh and a thump. Limbs cracking and falling from the weight of the ice. As I walked around listening for cracking limbs above, another noise stopped me in my tracks. As I looked, a large black bird left a limb, wings in slow motion, but much power, as it flew further away from my steps. Remember the buzzards from a few weeks ago? Only a few remain in the area, and three, exactly, in our neighborhood this morning. The sound of the wings were heavy. They appeared sopping wet, but I wondered if they might perhaps be iced too.

Hope everyone is staying warm!!



Ballerina Girl said...

nice frozen shots!
stay warm :)


Jules~ said...

You captured the beauty of nature so well. I love how the greens and reds are so much more vibrant as they shine with their coat covering of slick ice.

Bless you today my friend.

FancyHorse said...

Beautiful, but dangerous! Don't go walking around outside with limbs falling!

Maggie May said...

Those are magnificent photos.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Anonymous said...

beautiful photos!
thanks for your kind thoughts. what a blessing to have wonderful people sending thoughts & prayers your way, when you most need them. it's been a rocky few months.. but God is good and i'm still alive! ;)

Carmi said...

Wow, wow, wow...lovely way to record an ice storm. It's such a fine combination of beauty and danger, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

you had me crackin' up girlie! must admit that i'm glad i'm not the ONLY one having a 'focus' problem! ;) have a great weekend!!

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

It looked the same way around here last week. Pretty, but irritating. Those icy limbs falling caused our power to go out while I was cooking supper.

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Sandi McBride said...

Looks like someone dusted everything with diamonds and fairy dust, doesn't it? Hard to believe that anything as uncomfortable as cold can create something so beautiful! Lovely photos!