I woke up this morning to a winter wonderland in my neck of the woods. Rain turned to ice and covered everything outdoors while I was sleeping.
The ice hung from the trees like elegant Christmas ornaments. Crystal glass dangled from the tree branches, more beautiful than anything manmade.
The Beauty Of Frozen Rain:
The clear prisms outline every shape. It is artistic in many ways. Like the fine fibers of spun glass.
What started out as rain turned into a drip and then became frozen in time, icing everything it could cling to.
Every horizontal space in my yard has been transformed into a winter wonderland. A beautiful and simple work of art.
There isn’t a bird or squirrel or any of nature’s creatures to be seen or heard. I wonder where they’ve gone? If they’ve found a place to burrow out of the cold and wait until the ice melts?
Photographing A Winter Wonderland:
When I opened the front door to more clearly photograph these images, silly Abi slipped through my legs and took off down the street. I hope she enjoyed her brief escape.
She would run one way and then another, pausing to look at me as if to say: “Look where I am and you can’t catch me.”
Finally, I stood on the porch holding Charlie, and the jealousy in Abi prevailed. She can’t bear to see me giving Charlie attention without her being right there as well.
She quickly found that she couldn’t run on the ice. So she came walking as fast as her short little legs would take her back down the slippery street.
Right back to the safety of Mama.
I’m sure she was quite proud of herself for escaping, for it’s a rare occurrence when she can slip past my legs and take off running across the yard.
Silly Dogs Trying To Run On The Icy Road:
I just wonder what she thought when her feet hit the ice and she started slipping and sliding?
Now she’s snuggled up in the dog bed with Charlie, worn out from her morning escapade. I imagine she’ll sleep for a while after her big adventure.
There they are curled around one another, as peaceful as can be. No mischief in the offing.
Innocent little darlings that love to get off on their own, but not so far they can’t see Mama waiting for them to come home.