Monday, February 10, 2014

Bright Spot

I think Mother Nature has heard my pleas for snow and she has given Kentucky a winter that I can be proud of! Ah, maybe not a lot of snow (the most we've had is maybe 3 or 4 inches at a time) but what she didn't give in accumulation she made up for in cold and ice! The kids have spent a lot of days out of school -- as of today they have been out for 12 days and there has only been one full week of school since they let out for Christmas break! We most always have snow days but this year we've had a lot more than what is normal for us. Some of the days off were for sub-zero temperatures, some for snow and some for ice. 

Recently we had freezing rain that coated the trees from top to bottom. When that ice came it closed school for several days and while we have not had temperatures above freezing since the ice came, the roads improved with time and salt. The trees, however are still wearing their ice coats and in the brilliant sun they appear to be dressed in diamonds!  It's more stunning than I have the ability to capture with my camera lens but I had to try. 

These next ice pictures were taken on a different day when the sun was not shining so the ice didn't sparkle but it was so massive I was awestruck!

I know there are many who have disdain for winter and I am thankful that I am not one of them. Winter doesn't make me murmur or make me grumpy. But for those that curse the days of winter remember,

"No winter lasts forever, no spring skips its turn."
~Hal Borland~

So enjoy it while it is here! :)


Dotti said...

Wow! That is some massive ice you guys had. we got a storm coming in today thru Wednesday, hopefully it won't be as bad as that!

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