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Friday, December 18, 2015

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After the ice storm on Tuesday this week we woke to a beautiful sparkling winter wonderland.  This photo is from our living room window just as the sun was rising.  The sun peeked between the horizon and a leftover cloud bank so it was a beautiful peek at the icy trees.  Once the cloud moved off we had blue skies all morning before more clouds rolled in.  I decided I'd better get out and take some photos.  Pour yourself a hot beverage as these photos may leave you feeling rather chilly.  :)  Enjoy.


Looking down the road into the bright sunlight....which was quite blinding.


As you can see by the above photo, everything was 'encapsulated' with ice....every stick, leaf, weed, grass, tree, limb, and rock.  It was amazing to see.

Bejewelled.


Deer tracks in the lane.




Leftover maple seeds.

Deer tracks in our yard.

pine branch

The Barberry shrub was the most beautiful with it's dark branches and thorns encapsulated.




All that ice caused a lot of power outages.  Some were without for 2 days or more.  We were fine until Wednesday afternoon about 12:50 when it went out.  My friend, Lois, was to come for tea and a visit and she did, even though I said we'll have water and cookies.  :)  Thankfully Murray was home and he started the generator to boil a kettle of water for us....so we had tea after all.  It was getting chilly by 4:00 so Lois left and the power came back on at 4:30 just in time for supper.

Yesterday the ice started melting and falling off the trees etc. with the milder temperatures.  It is 2C today and foggy after a night of rain showers.  We still have snow/ice on the ground...the driveways and walks are going to freeze and be very slippery as it will be a much colder weekend.  I'm not sure if it will be a green or white Christmas here.  If it doesn't warm up too much it will be white.
How about you?  Will you have a green or white Christmas?

Can you believe Christmas is just a week from today??

We have our Christmas music night on Sunday evening which will be amazing with all the talent in our church.  It is the highlight of the Christmas season for us.

I hope to come back with one more post next week but if you can't be around visiting then I wish you and yours a very blessed Christmas.  Enjoy those special moments with family and friends. Be safe travelling.


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!

Blessings,
Pam


29 comments:

  1. Wow! So beautiful! Smiling about your back-up generator...keeping the tea flowing and the computer going no matter what the weather.

    Wishing you both a most blessed Christmas season.

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  2. An icy wonderland! I'm sure it's treacherous when you must be out on the road, but it's beautiful to witness. Your photos are spectacular! At my mountain home, Christmas will be white. However, we're traveling to Denver which might have warmer temps and no longer any snow on the ground.

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  3. Fantastic photos ! They left me smiling at the beauty you captured . We are to have a green Christmas . Glad your power is back on . I find it fun sometimes when the power goes off and we have to slightly pioneer it lol ! I like having my gas stove so I can still cook on if our power goes out and boil my on stove back up kettle and if worse comes to worse we have a BBQ hooked up to gas and for warmth we really are lucky to have the wood stove and for light camping lanterns and hurricane lanterns if the power goes out here . Thanks for sharing , have a good and safe weekend .

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  4. Such beauty! Yes, we have been thankful for our generator too. : )

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  5. Have you found your Christmas cards for next year? Those photos give lots of STUNNING choices. No snow here and no ice.You be careful out there...you and all your NB family and friends!

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  6. Oh Pam, those ice encapsulated weeds and barberry bush are stunning. Like blown glass. Gorgeous, and as Vee has said, perfect for printing for next year's cards! No snow here. There rarely is. It will be green and wet, I think, although I keep hoping for a little of the white stuff.
    Merry Christmas!

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  7. first, love your title:)

    second, here it looks like a green Christmas.
    third. your pictures remind me of Christmas two years ago. We were out of power for 4 days. some for almost a week!ours came on while we were at the Christmas Eve service at church. but oh, your photos are STUNNING! I almost envy you:)....almost! There is something surreal about a glass world.
    We are enjoying above freezing temps. So rare for this time of year!!

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  8. Few things more treacherous or more beautiful than an ice storm! Your photos are amazing! Merry Christmas! I hope it is lovely for you!

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  9. How quickly your weather changed. So pleased you got your camera clicking to capture the ice encapsulated plants and branches, Such wonderful photography . Looks like you will be having a white Christmas, Ours will certainly be green. this afternoon I was outside in a T-shirt making another wreath for my home this time. It didn't seem like I was making a Christmas wreath, more like springtime. Bulbs are already showing sign of green. I send you my wishes for a Happy Christmas with your family and friends, and good health for the New Year. Look forward to seeing more of your wonderful photographs

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  10. I was mesmerized by your icy photos on FB Pam, even telling my husband how pretty everything looked. As we both know, that much ice is dangerous in more ways than one and I'm happy it's melting and your roads will hopefully be safe for the church music night. Ours was last week, and wonderful!
    Merry Christmas.

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  11. Gorgeous shots!

    We're still looking at green conditions, but it's still a week away. Time will tell.

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  12. Wow, gorgeous photos! Ice is beautiful when the sun sparkles off it! Glad you weren't without power for too long.

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  13. Wow - fabulous photos. It always amazes me how each tiny bit of a plant is separated and covered in ice - almost like they were dipped in clear plastic. Wonderful scenery.

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  14. Breathtakingly beautiful...winter is a beautiful season.

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  15. So beautiful! I enjoyed seeing these gorgeous winter scenes! xo Karen

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  16. Your ice photos are gorgeous Pam. At least you weren't without hydro for too long, but I'm sure it was long enough. Looks like it will be a green Christmas here as rain is scheduled for most of next week. I'm just back online after a long stretch of really poor internet connection or none at all. Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  17. Very veautiful pictures, though the power outages remind me i have to do something about getting a generator.

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  18. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING . . .
    what a photographer you are . . .
    love, love the icy pictures . . .
    Enjoy your week, give and receive blessings of music . .
    Merry Christmas Pamela . . .

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  19. Those are wonderful photos--the ice pictures look like Christmas ornaments outdoors! Decorated inside and out!

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  20. As bad as that storm may have been, it's still gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas Pam!!

    Jen

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  21. As bad as that storm may have been, it's still gorgeous!

    Merry Christmas Pam!!

    Jen

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  22. Beautiful photos, my friend.. I do not like ice storms, though. Much prefer snow.. Have a great Christmas and enjoy your Christmas show.. xo

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  23. Wow! Awesome photos! I love the thorns.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family,
    Blessings,
    Angie

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  24. I wish I had these photo ops!!
    You captured everything beautifully, Pam..
    If I don't talk to you...Merry Christmas to you and Murray!
    Linda :o)

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  25. really beautiful! stay safe and enjoy the holidays!

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  26. Those are some amazing photos Pam, glad you are safe and with power again. Have a very Merry and warm Christmas.
    Xo
    Dagmar

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