“What a severe yet master artist old Winter is….No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.”
Barbed wire is not so sharp with an icy coating
Yesterday we shrugged under a heavy coating of ice—every thing inanimate and not moving fell victim to the cold touch of what the ancients would recognize as Ymir, the norse god of ice. This morning Mother Nature must have spoken kindly to Old Man Winter, as we were greeted by a covering of snow onto of the already think coating of ice, making things so much more bearable to behold.
The buds of the blueberry bushes now lie encased in a tomb of ice:
Nandina berries offer beautiful contrast to their coat of white:
The squirrels will have a difficult time gathering these acorns turned popsicles:
Are the weeds more tolerable when painted in shades of snow and ice?
**It must be noted that I took these pictures yesterday morning. By mid-morning the sun reappeared as the temperatures rose into the 40’s—this morning there is very little left as a reminder of the storm, that on Monday, the forecasters were predicting to be “Epic and Catastrophic”—amazing what a few hours of sun and warmth can do to Old Man Winter!!