Saturday, January 31, 2009

Wintertime Beauty in Ice and Snow

"It is not half so important to know as to feel." ~Rachel Carson
joy--discovering the beauty nature unfolds.

a crabapple branch encased in ice
wild and frozen--branches are covered in ice, then several inches of snow

tranquil, peaceful, calm, quiet, restful
photos by me--©2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


aah, Wintertime, a time of reflection, of cozy fires, snuggling children and pets, reading good books, dreaming of summer gardens...
I love how the ice-coated tree branches sparkle in the sunlight. We had a major winter storm on January 27-28 -- about 5 inches of snow, several inches of ice, then about 3 more inches of snow. That is major for the Cincinnati, Ohio area. So beautiful while safe at home.

The snow covered Winter King hawthorn branches remind me of a Chinese watercolor.
photos  by me ©2009