1/24/13

Icy Morning

The temperatures are supposed to warm up some; but then, the temperatures have been scheduled to warm up for about a week now, with no change whatsoever.  When I looked out, I was greeted by a crystalline world.  It isn't the most spectacular ice I've ever seen, but it was still picture worthy.








If the sidewalks hadn't been so icy, I would have taken more pictures.  Having fallen on an icy sidewalk before, I know that you are on the ground before you even know you are falling.  It would be good to make it through the winter with no broken bones.  Call me cowardly, but I'm hoping for no broken bones.  Ever.

Just now I called Mike to see how the roads were.  He says they're okay if I go slow.  That's a tall order for someone with a lead foot, but I'll manage it.  I'm feeling much better today, and so I'm going to venture out and purchase some food for my new and exciting diet plan.  I don't start the diet until Monday, but you can see that I'm just itching to begin...enough to risk broken bones for it.

I'm linking this post to Macro Monday.


20 comments from clever and witty friends:

Celtic Thistle said...

Great photos Barbara and good luck with the drive and the diet!

Having suffered a broken wrist from slipping on an icy pavement in Latvia, I am a complete coward when the ice sets in now :)

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh my be careful! I got a call at 6 this morning that my daughter had a wreck in their 18-wheeler! They hit black ice in Nevada and ended up in the ditch in 4 feet of snow. No one hurt thank God but scary nonetheless! I'm SO ready for SPRING!!!!

Bruna Aguiar Melo said...

Really nice photos!

Maree said...

Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better now. Those are spectacular photos of the ice. Of course we are the exact opposite of you and heading into a run of hot weather. However we have a beautiful red sky this morning both out the back and front of our house. I just took some photos but haven't downloaded them yet.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

oh please don't fall. I'm recovering from a badly broken (okay crushed) wrist and it sure changes a lot of things in your life. And I was not even near any ice!

WoolenSails said...

I would love to go out and take photos, but it is way too cold out there, lol. Beautiful shots and love the look of macro on ice and water.

Debbie

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Love the photos - but do be careful - falling is one of my biggest scares, bones don't mend so well at my age - and Ive had way to many of them.

Loretta Thomas said...

Beautiful photos Barbara...be careful out and about!
Hugs

LynCC said...

You get the neatest pictures, Barbara. Love the tiny little bubbles in the frozen drips. And I would say you're wise, not cowardly! Judging by how long it took my pulled Achilles tendon to heal, I *sure* wouldn't want a broken bone these days!

The Slow Quilter said...

Your photos are beautiful, They should be made into a book. Just breath taken.

Cath said...

Stunning photos Barbara. I love seeing the snow and ice from your part of the world. Take it easy on the roads and good luck with the diet.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

Kate said...

Beautiful photos. I like looking at ice, but that's about it, it's no fun for walking or driving!

Angel and Kirby said...

Ice storms can be so lovely. They create a quite so different to a snow storm. I know they can be very destructive, but I love to heat the trees creak!

Lynne said...

Pretty photos!

I hope you took extreme care when you went out! Glad to hear your feeling better, obviously the self-treatment did its job!

Snoodles said...

Eeeeek! Outside my window, there is sleet falling....hope my world doesn't ice up like this. The photos are pretty, but I hate it being here in real life! LOL

Rachel said...

LOL, one must sacrifice for food plans...apparently...LOL..Is that "drip ice"? Sorry, I couldn't resist

Cathy said...

These are really beautiful.

bettyl said...

Wonderful photos! I'm working on doing that well with my camera.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Gorgeous shots!

quiltzyx said...

It's so (sorry in advance) cool to see the bubbles inside the ice drops!