2/1/11

Winter on Magnolia Avenue

Back in the fall, I gave you a nice little photo tour of our street.  While Winter lacks the color and warmth of autumn, it has its own kind of beauties.

The ice began falling from the sky Monday afternoon and hasn't stopped falling yet.   When I stepped outside last night the ice-covered trees sparkled in the dark.  It was kind of magical.  I took Watson on a little walk this morning and noticed all kinds of wintry beauty in the neighborhood.

I adored the spectrum of reds, purples, and greens in these icy buds.  I walk by this small tree multiple times a day and I never noticed the colors until it was covered in ice.
Frozen Buds 1

This little old fence is covered with climbing flowers in the summer, but in the winter you can appreciate the intricate patterns and twists that have withstood years upon years of extreme weather.

Frozen Magnolia

None of this is snow on the ground.  It is all ice for now.  With every little stem of every little branch of every big tree, you can really see the richness and fullness of these trees.  I'm amazed by the details.

Frozen Magnolia

None of this is snow on the ground.  It is all ice for now.  With every little stem of every little branch of every big tree, you can really see the richness and fullness of these trees.  I'm amazed by the details.

Frozen Magnolia

My favorite thing about a snow storm, or ice storm in this case, is the way it makes the city so quiet.  I'm sure I've said it before, but my least favorite part about living in the city is the noise.  Somehow the snow and ice have a way of dampening everything.  People stay in and so there aren't as many cars on the road or neighbors outside.  There's silence and peace.  When I took Watson for a walk this morning, we didn't see another living being besides birds and squirrels out looking for food.  I love that.

Ice Puppy

Watson looks cute all the time, but I like him covered in little ice crystals.  He likes it too and did not want to go inside today.  In fact, he's been begging all day to go out.  Times like these I wish we had a fenced-in yard...

Pelted

He kept getting hit in the eyes with sleet while I was trying to take his picture.  He sat still like a good boy, though.  I almost felt bad for him, but the look on his face was also pretty cute.

Back inside the house, a few of our windows are iced over...

Iced in

... and there's turkey roasting in the crockpot.  Phoenix, Snow Patrol, and Mumford & Sons are giving me a warm, happy feeling through the stereo.

Roasting Turkey

Hope your snow/ice days have been peaceful.  Here's hoping we get a repeat tomorrow!

2 comments:

Keli B. said...

fantastic photos mrs. bass! you've inspired me to get out the nikon and brave the ice!

Jessica @ Acting Adult said...

I haven't ventured outside today but I do love those pictures.