Holly berries (Ilex ร— meserveae ‘Blue Princess’)

Saturday night’s storm left every leaf and twig glazed with ice. With the temperatures dropping and predicted to stay below freezing for the rest of the week, ours will be a glittery, winter wonderland for a while.


Highbush Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum)


Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus)


Crackle glazing on Weigela (W. florida) twig



About Eliza Waters

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75 Responses to Glazed

  1. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, how magically gorgeous!! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. smilecalm says:

    icy ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Earth Angel says:

    Eliza these are amazing images. I was just in Texas seeing this icy rain, and I which I had had pictures. You are so good at getting the photo to glisten as if I was there. Wishing you an amazing 2015 with so many wonderful adventures and photos to share! Heart to Heart Robyn

  4. cindy knoke says:

    It looks like magical fairyland! Gorgeous~

  5. Karen says:

    Beautiful images Eliza, have a great week.

  6. What beauty! And your photos capture so gently. I love your photo of the blueberry especially! Oh, a cold week, Eliza. May your plumbing and wiring make it through just fine! And yes, no wind! I hope you have a fireplace or woodstove going, and something warm and delicious to drink ๐Ÿ˜‰ Warm wishes, Elizabeth

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Oh, yes, lots of tea and more logs for the wood stove. We rarely worry about our plumbing as we have good insulation. When it dips below zero for several days then we run the guest room bath taps that might freeze. It is a good snug house! Hugs to you ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Then you are set to enjoy the beauty of it! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your time indoors doing things you enjoy. We have just today of “reasonable” weather before the chill hits. Hugs ๐Ÿ˜‰ E

      • Eliza Waters says:

        Well the wind did come up and the windchill is around zero today, but at least it is sunny! The icy glaze on the branches and tree trunks is glittering. I love it!

      • Beauty in the extremes? The photos will be cosmic, if you can stand it outside long enough to get them ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you both enjoy the day, Hugs, WG

  7. Peter45 says:

    Reblogged this on onaccountof.

  8. mk says:

    I see that you’ve turned your storm into very beautiful images for us all to share. Thank you! I had to look several times, and click to get an even better view. Delightful.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Micheal. We got the shoveling out of the way (it had started as snow then changed to freezing rain, sooo heavy!) then I could ‘play’ with my camera. Glad you enjoyed the yard tour!

  9. maureenc says:

    With such sparkling icy conditions outside (I envy you) I hope you are snug and warm indoors.

  10. Robbie says:

    WOW-look at all that texture you captured! You caught some great designs out in nature:-)Winter is here:-) bahumbug-lol..I was outside shoveling snow and freezing, but spring is not too far off!

  11. Nicci says:

    Oh, your photos are exquisite! I’m going to pin them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Sue Vincent says:

    Okay… that loks cold….

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  14. dorannrule says:

    Fabulous photography!

  15. Jewels says:

    Oh!!! These are so lovely Eliza, just beautiful! โค

  16. Oh, it must be magical to be a part of this, Eliza.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      It is like glass crystal. Fortunately, most melted off the smaller branches and twigs to reduce weight in the very gusty winds that have come up. But the trunks and large branches are glistening in the sunlight today – lovely!

  17. ladyfi says:

    Wow – what beauty! Fabulous shots.

  18. seedbud says:

    OH! You got a glorious icing! I especially love the blueberry bush – and the crackle glaze. Fantastic. Wonderful shots.

  19. ladygrace33 says:

    Looks magical. Amazing photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. It’s amazing how ice turns some of nature’s simple things into sculptures!

  21. Those are awesome shots, Eliza! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. All fabulous shots. My favorite is the highbush blueberry which almost looks like sea coral, doesn’t it?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Yes, you are right, quite like coral. It is a beautiful plant the year round, esp. in Oct. when it blazes red. The birds usually get the berries before we do, but that’s okay. I do love the birds! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks, Barbara, for stopping by.

  23. Heather says:

    You’ve captured the ice so beautifully! We don’t get much ice here. Lots of snow, but little ice. Thank you for sharing the bounty ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. Kathy Sturr says:

    My worst nightmare but so beautiful. I can “hear” the branches crackling. And oh, that White Pine – that would be mine and I would be oh so worried but my neighbor assures me “we dodged a bullet.” Warm wishes Eliza!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Kathy. Luckily, it was just over freezing for a day so enough ice fell off that when the wind followed (gusts to 40), there wasn’t a lot of breakage. 15 degrees today – doesn’t that make you feel good? ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Geraldine says:

    oh so beautiful!

  26. Gina's Professions for PEACE says:

    Spectacular! All are gorgeous shots, I especially like the Holly. I’m working on a post about the hoar frost we had recently, but your ‘glaze’ of ice is a different kind of gorgeous. Too bad such beauty comes with the danger of fallen branches and power lines. Hoping you and yours are safe and warm, and remain so! Actually just read your response to Kathy and I’m glad it melted away without incident! The Weather Network did a piece today on the ’98 ice storm that hammered eastern Canada and ousted 100,000 people from their homes, so I guess I’m being overly concerned! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Gina. Anyone who has experienced an ice storm naturally is anxious whenever we get freezing rain. A few years ago our area had tremendous damage with nearly every tree damaged or broken right in two and power out for a week. Which led to lots of frozen pipes and more damage. So yeah, anxiety is warranted! ๐Ÿ˜‰ The silver lining is its beauty.

  27. Maria F. says:

    These are great textures and details.

  28. Mรฉlanie says:

    simply magnifique… โค Lady Nature's raw and breathless beauty that both humbles and inspires… my very best and have an excellent 2015! cheers, Mรฉlanie

  29. RMW says:

    So glad I found your blog, your photos are magical.

  30. Sharon K. says:

    How beautiful! I envy your weather :-).

    The ice alone is fantastic, but the crackling texture makes them positively magical.

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