Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice.
I went out before dawn this morning to get some firewood and skidded on a thin sheet of ice that had formed overnight on the deck. The dreaded freezing rain had bent over the shrubs near the deck as the thermometer hovered just below freezing at 31 degrees. I quickly started a pot of coffee because my place has a bad habit of losing power in heavy wind, snow, or ice. But, as the faint light of morning filtered through the forest, the power remained, and I could see a world transformed by the hand of a frozen sculptor. I wandered out to the garden to stock the feeders and was greeted by frozen plum flowers and tangles of icy grape vines.
A walk down the road showed the pines were kneeling before the ice gods and the bamboo was all subservient to the power of the frozen rain.
The meadow grasses under the power line were dazzling with diamond necklaces.
On the way back home, I spotted some deer searching for a blackberry cane popsicle under the power line. They glanced my way and then faded into the frozen arches.
And even in the midst of this cold and dreary morning, a closer look revealed the promise of spring, which is only a few days away. You gotta love North Carolina.
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!! and i had to go to work.
I feel lucky to be able to enjoy things like this even when I have things that need to get done…there is always tomorrow:)
Agreed, you gotta love NC! So beautiful.
Could not agree more….
I absolutely LOVE your blog. I get a thrill everytime I see there is new one in my box to read and view. Your photos delight the senses and your writing feels so natural and just the right amount of words to describe each scene with perfection. Thanks for making my day again1
Wow, thank you so much, Miriam. I enjoy doing these and, I must admit, start getting a little antsy when I am so busy that several days pass before I post another.
I love your posts; however you have my address in your book twice , three 4, etc times. You also know my sister Ann Walter-Fromson from Greensboro- small world. Thanks for sharing your thoughts of the outside world .
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Hey Sally…thanks for the kind words. I’m not sure what is going on regarding you receiving multiple notices of my posts (is that what you mean?). I’ll look into it. Hi to Ann.