Friday, January 25, 2013

Who Needs Snow




Snow, shmow.....who needs snow when you have ICE!  

This picture is a bit deceptive in appearance.  While it looks like the bird feeder is just a bit icy, you then must examine......





the road from ye old farmhouse to the barn.  My daughter asked why it was wet and I had to explain that it was ice.  "Slick as glass", as my Grandma Bird used to say. 





Instead of snow we received a thin coating of ice all over the farmette last night.  





It has put life on hold in Smalltownland.  






Salt trucks have slid off of roads, doctor's offices are closed, as are most businesses and schools.  




A day for rest, movies, cooking/baking, and a bit of blogging.  




Being stuck inside can be a good thing.  





39 comments:

  1. oh, dear. hope you keep the power lines up!

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  2. We got it too, and now fog, so the sun has no chance of melting it. What a mess.

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  3. Wow....we have snow instead of ice. Love that last shot especially! Stay warm!

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  4. Well it made for some pretty pictures!

    Ahem. I won't mention what our weather is doing right now.

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  5. Very pretty to see the pictures of ice! Stay safe and warm!

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  6. love the icy shots! We were to have had it, but somehow, we just got the wet old rain!

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  7. Yes, an unexpected day inside before the weekend isn't so bad. Your road looks awful. You were daring to battle those icy conditions to get these pics.

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  8. ohh be careful....it's snowing here as i type. i'm doing some cleaning in the basement, but took a krispy kreme blogging break :)

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  9. That is some serious ice! Yikes! Ice is way more dangerous than snow. No wonder the town is shut down. Enjoy your day inside!

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  10. The ice is pretty but oh, so dangerous. Enjoy being cozy and warm indoors. Have a nice weekend.

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  11. It's pretty much been a non event here so far. Thank goodness.

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  12. Our landscape is similar this morning, only I'm a city girl! We have snow, but the past two nights, sleet has fallen onto the snow. Slip-sliding is happening all around town this morning! I, however, am staying inside.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  13. Be careful! It is beautiful on the trees....but I sure do hate it on the roads!

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  14. Oh CHEERS to you! AND...staying home for the day! SUCH JOY! Love it. We are getting snow...I am (kinda) hoping our evening ball game will be cancelled! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  15. Yep, a day to stay home, for sure. Brrrrrr.. no matter how pretty.

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  16. New to your blog and this is my first comment. Enjoy seeing your photos already. Ice can be pretty but can be dangerous as well. Love the photos. Especially the last one. We only ended up with a little bit of snow here this morning (Illinois) and it is all gone right now. Supposed to get some snow and ice though on Sunday. Have you ever photographed hoar frost? I did last winter for the first time. It's pretty cool to photograph. I'll have to delve more into your blog to check out your photos. :)

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  17. Oh my Michelle, you have me beat with that ice, just snow here......stay indoors day for sure......Wonderful pictures though, Blessings Francine.

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  18. Whoa! Be careful!!! But it sure is beautiful, huh?!

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  19. Yes, certainly dangerous on the streets. Great last two images. Wishing you all a kind weekend.

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  20. Oh my - Our ice here in eastern washington is finally starting to melt.... Cool cool pics....

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  21. Oh, my, yes, that is black ice. We have had huge crashes here in our area because of sudden bursts of snow and black ice. Very dangerous, indeed.

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  22. Wowzers! Yes please stay inside, holy cow. Speaking of cows how are they in this kind of cold? Do they mind or not really?

    Your photos are wonderful I love your macro shots. Beautiful, shimmery awesomeness. I hope the ice doesn't get to heavy though...be careful and stay warm buddy, Happy Friday!

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  23. I am like a little kid. I always love a day off from school and now work. Your ice pictures are beautiful in a unique way.

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  24. Hoo-EEE, that looks cold!! I like the subtle reflection of the red barn in the frozen driveway. We've had icy cold temps here in northern California, too.

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  25. Silver thaws are great for photos, aren't they? But you're right.. best stay home and safe. They said we were going to have one a few days ago - but it didn't really happen. You got some great shots!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. Love these photos. I am so over the ice. I don't mind the snow but I am not found of sliding around.

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  27. Oh my- I hope your power stays on! Keep warm!

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  28. Yikes! Definitely slick as glass! We were supposed to get a big ice storm yesterday, but nothing really happened. I hope it melts fast. :)

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  29. We have been hit with the ice the last two days also. Luckily they let my son out of school before the roads got too bad yesterday. The winter here has been mild, but the end of January is always when we get snow and ice. I hope you are staying warm, beautiful photos :)

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  30. Very pretty...glad you are safe inside

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  31. Wow! It is pretty from afar. Stay safe and indoors.

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  32. Dangerous but lovely! We got snow :)

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  33. It's beautiful for a time, as long as it doesn't start taking down power lines.

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  34. Pretty but dangerous! I hope everyone is very, very careful!

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  35. Ice is never a welcome visitor here == we almost always lose power.

    Stay warm and safe Michelle!

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  36. Yep -- we got here too in Central KY. I was prepared for this as the national weather was telling us "ice" is coming. Nice to snuggle in the house. ~~ barbara

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  37. I love a good winter storm - give me feet of snow ! But ice ? Forget it - that's where I draw the line.

    Nice shots, especially the slick driveway.

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