Thursday, December 24, 2009

Our Christmas ice storm

We had an ice storm yesterday and last night.

I was out walking the puppy during all of this
(or slipping and sliding all over the place)

I must admit, when we've had ice storms in the past,
I usually just stay inside and cuddle under a blanket with a book.
But because of the pup,
this is the first time I've been outside and appreciated the beauty of an ice storm.
Not only visually, but enjoying the sounds.
As usual, with snow on the ground, all of natures sounds are muffled.
But with the layers of ice there is a constant crackling from the wind grabbing hold of the trees and shaking it's ice wrapped appendages.
I was surprised to savor the beauty and peacefulness of the storm.
It also caused me to be thankful for my life
and to think on the true meaning of Christmas, the birth of my Lord and Savior,
Jesus Christ.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!


Deborah said...

Hi again, your pictures are beautiful. I just sat down to look up something for my girlfriend on webmd and decided to check my blog also!!!
We are getting the ice storm on saturday!
I'm off to cook lasagna!
Merry Christmas again :)

Brian Miller said... is so beautiful, yet so dangerous...we are supposed to have an ice storm tonight and then rain all day wont dampen the holiday cheer though. hope you have an amazing christmas!

Pam said...

Your pictures of the ice on the berries are incredibly beautiful. Glad you were able to enjoy it.

The Graceful Stitch said...

What beautiful pictures! Merry Christmas, Tori!

kys said...

Beautiful pictures! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Amazing photos! Makes me want to invest in a nice camera...maybe next year's Birthmastine's gift! LOL

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Darla said...

I'll just enjoy the wonderment of an ice storm through your blog!

Holly said...

Really beautiful photos! The name of your blog caught brother played ice hockey in Kalamazoo for awhile. Hope you had a great holiday.
Holly @ 504 Main

McGillicutty said...

OMG those pics are beautiful!!! I love the peace cold weather brings, and it's good to get out in cold as well as when it's warm.
We did the pj thing this Christmas Eve and it was a great success!! Thanks for letting me steal your idea!!!!