Icy Morning

Yesterday’s drizzle turned to freezing rain last night. It covered the grass, the streets, the cars and the trees. And so we awoke to a changed world. It was not cold enough to be thick and heavy ice…not enough to close schools (though now retired, a teacher always checks for snow days!)…just enough to weigh the tree branches and cause them to bow down.

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These adirondack chairs under the pine are enveloped by the lowered branches, creating a cozy cave.

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Looking out from under the pine.

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The windowboxes were encrusted with ice as well.

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The ice coats each branch, outlining it….raindrops captured mid drip. Just lovely.

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It will melt soon, but for now it is just exquisite.

About patti

I am a retired kindergarten teacher, tending a new kind of garden now, raising chickens and exploring permaculture. I live with my husband, Bill, my beloved dog, Fergus and my cat, Mighty Merlin. We have a small cottage and a tiny bit of land called Brookwood Shire. It is our sanctuary.
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