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.
Deer tracks in the lane.
Leftover maple seeds.
Deer tracks in our yard.
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!