Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Watery Wednesday

We arrived home to discover that the storm which drove north from Texas for Christmas Day

had been an ice storm in the Ottawa area. We only had heavy rain at my parents'.

Yesterday was sunny and mild, so the dogs and I spent the better part of the morning wandering the fields and taking photographs.

The cattails are especially fascinating, as you can still see the softness, although it is encased in ice.

I still refused to permit Annie to bring the deer's leg home with her.


23 comments:

ewok1993 said...

Texas does provide many excitement to its denizens - summer of blazing heat and holiday snow. It's certainly not boring in Tx.

Happy new year.

eileeninmd said...

Cool shots of the ice on the cattails. Looks like you had a lovely walk. Happy New Years.

Risa said...

Beautiful ice, amazing photos!

J Bar said...

The ice shots are amazing to me.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Evelyn Howard said...

Nice photos - amazing "structures" after the storm.

Arija said...

Lycky if was a nild ice storm. The last time I experienced one, all the power lines came down in Montreal. No heating, no cooking...
luckily we had a tiny kerosene amping cooker so we could warm some mik for the baby. The power was out for a week!

Lovely shots.

Deb said...

never dull here in Texas...snow again today.....crazy...

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ice storms have a bad habit of looking very pretty while acting in such a ugly manner! Nice shots!

Rinkly Rimes said...

What a beautiful petrified forest!

Gunsside - Norway said...

Cool shots, amazing !!

luna miranda said...

i didn't know there's snow in Texas! i remember snowflakes at noon when i visited Fort Worth 2 years ago...people got really excited!:p

love your icy photos.

Martha Z said...

The ice storm makes for a lot of opportunities for the photographer but I understand it can be a problem for drivers and utility companies.
You made good use of the opportunities.

Chriss said...

Wow fantastic shots of the cattails. Have a great day.

Spiderdama said...

Really beautiful shots!:-)
Wish you a Happy New Year!

eden said...

Beautiful series of photos. Love all of them. Wish I could get a chance to wander in the snow someday and take pictures. :0

storyteller said...

Wow ... I'm amazed to see how plants manage to survive such wintry conditions! Your photos here and in previous posts too are simply beautiful and fascinating. Thanks so much for sharing and for visiting my warmer beach views at Sacred Ruminations. Wishing you and yours a Joyous New Year!
Hugs and blessings,

Joops said...

He second shot is lovely!

My Water Wednesday. Happy New Year!

STAG said...

Oh great...ice storms....

Sanna said...

Wow, even ice looks different abroad :)

Clytie said...

Snow and ice make for fabulous photos - and yours are awesome!!!

EcoRover said...

Wow, I remember ice storms from growing up in the Great Lakes area, but it's been a long time. Great pics! As for Annie: "Ah, it's just a deer leg..."

nuts said...

amazing shots of ice structure!

Una said...

Wow.
Snow and water makes own ice-show. =)

Happy New Year to you dear Judy.

*hug*

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