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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

baby it's icy outside





Good icy morning everyone.  Well, that's what it looks like in our world this Tuesday morning.  Yesterday we had a bit of snow followed by ice pellets for a few hours then overnight it was freezing rain and still is this morning.

This is what it looked like here on Sunday afternoon - no snow.  And that is a Christmas tree going home on that trailer from a nearby tree farm.

The hydrangea bush.

There are power outages but so far we are good.  The trees are so heavy with ice so I expect we will lose ours before the day is out.

The maple trees out by the road.  The branches are bending low over the driveway.

We had a good weekend.  Murray went to Houlton without me as there wasn't room and he didn't take our car.  So....I called my bestie, Lois, and we went to the 2 markets in Fredericton where I had some successful shopping.  It was a beautiful sunny day and 12C and we even ate our chicken souvlaki at a picnic table outside.  I've never done that in December before!  

The little birdies are out feeding at the ice covered bird feeders hanging on the ice encrusted clothesline.

The weather network is saying we could get 15 - 20 cm. of snow this afternoon!  Yikes.  With the northeast wind, the ice on the trees, then heavy snow, it will be pretty bad.  I'm glad we have a generator should the power go out.

I made this photo on pic monkey yesterday just for fun.  The scene is our backyard and of course the snowman and critters are added.  I even added garland on the fence and a wreath on the tree.


I hope you aren't enduring any bad weather today.  If so, be safe.  Thank you for visiting and commenting.  It's a busy time of year so I appreciate any who can stop by during a 'lull' in all the busyness. I'm trying to visit around as well.  Take Care. 

Have a wonderful week and enjoy the excitement and blessings of the season!

Blessings,
Pam


33 comments:

  1. The ice is so pretty in your pictures, but agree that it can cause so much damage. No snow here to speak of, and we did have some icy streets as well with some drizzly rain. Take care and don't forget your boots with the good grips!!

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  2. oh, wow, as gorgeous as the ice photos are I don't envy you!! be warm and safe. Thank-you for your wishes at my 'porch'. Wishing you and yours warm tidings of comfort and joy as we celebrate Jesus' birth!

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  3. Brrr...that looks cold. Love the shot of the sweet birdie. You made a beautiful card with pic monkey!

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  4. What a cute card you made! The ice on the trees is always beautiful when the sun shines on them, but I always know we'll lose branches when it gets too heavy. Glad you have a generator. Always good to be prepared!

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  5. Ice is so beautiful to photograph but so treacherous otherwise! I sure hope you don't lose your big trees. It snowed about a foot and a half in the mountains of CO this weekend and more on the way today. I'm dressed to go out on the trails to cross country ski. It's bitter cold!

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  6. Unbelievable how fast weather can change. The ice photos are amazing. Hang in there. Carol

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  7. Wow that's quite an ice storm, but it does make everything so pretty. I hope your added snow doesn't add too much to cause more outages. Stay warm! Cute pic monkey creativity!

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  8. stay safe and hope you keep power, too! makes for beautiful scenes, but i know how treacherous it can become.

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  9. You certainly took some great shots of the icicles, but I don't envy you having to drive in icy conditions like that, then to have forecast 20 cm. of snow brrr.... Stay safe and keep warm.

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  10. A little rain this morning, but is now so warm that I shopped without wearing a coat or sweater...just my shirtsleeves. It made for a much better shopping experience.

    The snow and ice sure makes for a lovely Christmas picture...none of that here. In fact, I will be mowing the side lawn tomorrow. It needs it!

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  11. Pouring rain overnight here and 6 degrees this am. No one can remember a warmer December. Your icy pictures are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. OH Pam.....you do get some wicked storms!
    We had rain last night....back to the gloom today...but 8*c!
    Some snow for Christmas would be nice....especially for Miss V!
    Stay safe...
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  13. Freezing rain is a tough one to deal with.

    No snow here, but the temperatures seem to be dropping as the day goes on. We had a lot of rain in the night.

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  14. Very icy and cold outside indeed! It is unseasonably warm here, and while I would welcome some colder temperatures, I have to say that I am glad that we don't have your temperatures! Hope that you are staying safe and warm! xx

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  15. Oh my goodness! Ice, eh! Yikes. I do like to photograph ice, but only with ice-pick boots on, lol! But to see the branches hanging low already, and then more snow in the forecast, yes it is a good thing you have a generator. Does not sound like a happy mix at all, and I truly hope that the snow doesn't come and that the ice can melt, so that you won't lose power. I loved your picmonkey photo edit - too cute! You have a lovely view in your backyard, but your edits made it even cuter :) Trusting you are safe, cozy and warm! Hoping that all in your family are safely home. :)

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  16. The ice is pretty but is dangerous and heavy. I hope it melts before you get snow!

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  17. WOW ! Looks pretty with all the ice . Love your photos and the pic monkey photo is cute I love using pic monkey . Hope the snow storm eases up before it hits there . It has been gloomy , damp and mild here hoping for some sun shine soon !Be safe thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  18. Ice covered branches are so pretty, but I know all that ice can do a lot of damage as well! Wish we would get a little bit of snow, but doubt that will happen with temps in the 60's. Your photos are always beautiful, Pam!
    Mary Alice

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  19. I dread treacherous icy days like you had Pam, roads are slippery and sidewalks like a skating rink. Not to mention the weight of the ice can break branches and pull down power lines.
    Glad you pulled through this one safely and there isn't a repeat performance.

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  20. Wow - that is some serious ice - and then to add snow on top of it - stay safe. The ice on the bushes is beautiful but I know how dangerous it can be. Love the little scene you made - it could be a christmas card.

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  21. Sorry about the ice storm, even though it does provide pretty pictures. I've been thinking of getting a generator myself, but no significant winter here yet.

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  22. That first photo is amazing, Pam, it looks like nature's piano. I wonder what's playing.
    Amalia
    xo

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  23. Beautiful photos as always Pamela. The snow arrived here the day before yesterday and it is feeling like winter again. I have missed dropping by for a visit, now that the holidays are close I am hoping to get in some good blog reading and catching up. My new job has got me running in circles these days.
    Hope all is well in your life Pam. Take care.

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  24. Sparkling, icy scenes, Pam, of your snowy surroundings! I heard that you would be getting a freezing front in the east; it passed us by without a snowflake in sight! Love your happy snowman and his cute critters!

    Hugs,
    Poppy

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  25. We are finally going to get some cold weather in the next few days. It has been in the 70's...crazy weather! I hope your power will be back soon!

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  26. Gorgeous shots of the ice! I absolutely hate it for everything else, but it's great for photos.

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  27. It's been a funny winter so far, snow one day then gone the next. We still have somewhat warm weather, today I was outside working in my sweater. Cool shots of the ice. Stay warm my friend.

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  28. Love your ice pics but hope you don't lose your power.
    Be careful . . . no slipping and skidding . . .
    Enjoy these days before Christmas . . .

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  29. Oh, that ice looks rather dangerous, and yet is so beautiful. Keep warm and safe.

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  30. Lovely pictures of the ice...
    Enjoy your day now and take care!
    Titti

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  31. Such beautiful photos, Pam, but I know it doesn't feel that way when you are outside! I always feel so badly for the wild things - so kind of you to feed the little birds. We are in the middle of another few days of stormy weather, but just rain so far. Lots of snow in the mountains for all the anxious skiers, though! Stay safe and hope your electricity holds out for you! Hugs xo Karen

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  32. That is some serious ice - which makes beautiful pictures! I remember the winter of 1996/97 in Germany like this. Temperatures were around -25C and the trees were all covered in ice. It was so beautiful!

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