Although the winter weather we have had lately is nothing like what those in the northern states have received, nor like even a “normal” snow, it has made for some rather interesting views. Here are just a few from around our house.
All the melting and refreezing created some nice icicles hanging from our roof, such as these that were seen outside our kitchen window. I like the drop of water frozen in time here, too. But you wouldn’t want to stand underneath where these were hanging, because you never know when they might turn loose. And they wouldn’t exactly feel like falling snow if they were to land on your head, I would think.
I really liked how the clouds were looking on this afternoon, letting a bit of the blue sky show through. You can see that much of the ice and snow had melted off the grass by this time, although there was still a good bit of the white stuff on the driveway. Compare this view to the one I posted earlier from the previous day to see what a difference 24 hours (give or take) makes.
The horses don’t seem to mind the cold at all. They do, however, mind that all the grass that they would normally eat has been covered by ice. Daisy was looking to see if I was going to bring them some hay, but when she saw that I just had my camera, she said, “Oh, whatever.”
As the water dripped off the roof and froze again on the azaleas, it made them look rather interesting, I thought. In a cold, icy sort of way. Not that I would want to stand there with my feet in the ground and be covered in all that ice. But then, I’m not a plant.
This view as the sun was starting to go down was really neat, I thought. Almost like something you would find on a 1000 piece puzzle. Fortunately, I just had to look at it and not figure out how all the pieces go together. But if you are looking for a good puzzle to put together, just let me know.
If you are interested in such things, all of these views were taken on Tuesday, February 17. And they were all either taken from inside our house looking out the window or from our front or back porches. I wasn’t very much into venturing out into the cold with my camera that day, apparently. Maybe next time.