Monday, October 13, 2008

None too soon

Remember my very last post? The one with the geese? More importantly, the one with the geese flying south. Well, they were definitely none too soon. The very day they came flying above our house is the very same day I called my mom to hear that it had started snowing, and snowing, and snowing. In two days she received 32 inches. 32 inches! Wet, heavy snow. The kind of snow that likes to break branches. The kind of snow that likes to break backs from shoveling.

Well, we didn't get near the storm they got up north in Montana but we did get some weather. Friday night it started to mist and there was a dense fog. By the time I awoke in the morning everything was iced over. The trees looked pitiful as they mourned the burden of the heavy weight of the ice. The limped over as if almost ready to admit defeat.
The beauty was bountiful however. Spiderwebs turned into works of art. It's occupant long gone in search of a warmer home for the winter.
The pines refused to fall victim to the weight of the ice. They instead stood tall in their beauty but beckoning the sun to show itself.

By Sunday the ice was abundant and we only had about an inch of snow. The roads were icy as proved by the skid marks going off of our road (not made by me). By the afternoon temps rose enough for the ice to start cracking and breaking off the limbs of the aspens. They began to stand tall once again. Now it's time for a few days of Indian Summer. Time to enjoy our days before we are to become the hermits of winter.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, Carin. Linda

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great, great great pictures!!!!!!

Keep it up

Lineman-

thedomesticfringe said...

Wow! The spiderweb picture is the most amazing I've seen. I love them!!! Now I'm actually looking a little bit forward to winter...just for a day or two so I can enjoy some pretty sites. Thanks for sharing!

MTGurl said...

WOW!!! Those are some great pictures...I love to take outdoor pictures with ice and dew but they are hard to get sometimes!!! Only when the weather permits...Mili M(Carl (Fred) Sister)

Anonymous said...

Stunning photos! What a skill you have in capturing beauty with both your eyes and words. M-B

ourtinydot said...

Ditto to everyone's comments. And that spiderweb? Amazing! Both the natural element and the photography. Great job, Carin.

Anonymous said...

hey Mili-
glad you stopped in to my wifes blog. I stopped in to your blog but could not post for some reason-

lineman

Anonymous said...

Carin you do have a way with words Actually, i would probably look at the same frozen plants and think Rats now they won`t be pretty again till spring. But your way with words makes them seem pretty year round ! proud of you cbinu

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Hi Carin...
Amazing photographs... very pretty... it's getting mighty cold here as well.
Thanks so much for dropping my blog today! =)
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

J K L M N O P said...

Love the leaves edged in ice - spectacular! They are all wonderful ! Glad no ice here yet! But a couple of early freezes! They don't usually come here til Dec.! Looking forward to more of your talent and hard work!!

Cy said...

We've been having a cold snap here as well. In fact it's been unseasonable cold. I realy had to bundle up to keep from freezing.

I'm sure it's caused by global warming...wait, it's getting colder how can that be global warming?

OBTW the temp dropped to 68 last night.

Cy

carrielt said...

Beautiful. I bet Lineman is busy with the ice!

We only got wind and a little rain! But it was still 65 degrees so it wasn't too bad. I'm not ready for the snow just yet.

Gena said...

Great pictures! I love the spiderweb! It is always fun to check in on you and your pictures.

The J's said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Too bad we have to put up with the weather to get such beauty tho! lol!

Shasta said...

The spiderweb picture is just amazing, I love it!

Larsen's in Wyoming said...

That spiderweb ice picture is too cool, you do amazing work! Isn't nature beautiful?! I know we've been lucky to hang on to a few weeks of warm weather, we've really enjoyed it.