Threadleaf Cypress

Threadleaf Cypress

We got iced! Pretty while it lasted, with no power outages, thankfully. Most here in the yard has melted, but the trees on the ridges are still coated in glass-like crystal.






Solomon’s Seal


Iced Morning Glory stem

Linking to Sunshine’s Macro Monday

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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84 Responses to Iced

  1. Lovely! Ice always paints a beautiful breathtaking picture.

  2. Robin says:

    It’s so pretty! I know it can be dangerous, but it can also be so beautiful. Wonderful captures, Eliza. 🙂

  3. Eliza Ayres says:

    Reblogged this on Blue Dragon Journal and commented:
    Ice! So beautiful and dangerous!

  4. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Brrrr cold – but oh so pretty.

  5. Whenever I see iced coated twigs especially it reminds me of the scene in the Great Race where Peter Falk breaks off pieces of Jack Lemmon’s mustache. These are good looks at what the ice storm gave us. I hope you didn’t lose any branches to it. When I was out this morning I noticed that all the trees on Bare Mountain ( I am sure all of the Holyokes were) by the Notch were coated as you say yours were also.

  6. The beautyberry is indeed a beauty!

  7. sandyjwhite says:

    Nothing quite like ice…so stunning. Glad it didn’t cause problems!

  8. Treah Pichette says:

    We lost power for 20 1/2 hours. 😦
    BUT, the views were incredibly gorgeous! Nice photos of the glitter……

  9. Alice says:

    Top of the Hosta looks like it was dipped in silver. Very pretty. We were surrounded by power outages, not our street, though. Must have been lots of tree damage, yet, again. I really feel badly for all the people who have all electricity, so they can’t heat even water for tea. We have gas cooking so can always have something warm.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Alice. After years of dealing with outages, we installed a generator. While it doesn’t power the entire house, it runs the heat and hot water, fridge and freezer, which are the biggest worry for me. Glad you lucked out this time!

  10. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Soooo very pretty !!

  11. These are all lovely Eliza!

  12. Karen Lang says:

    Wow! Beautiful Stillness.

  13. David says:

    Nice shots. I especially like the first, reined me of seaweed.

  14. Jim R says:

    Pretty but hazardous. Don’t fall.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Jim. It was still soft when I went out for these shots, but now it is much too hard. Even the dog with her claws was having a tough time walking. Waiting for a thaw!

  15. Mike Powell says:

    I enjoy snow, but I am afraid whenever we have ice storms. Traction is non-existent when driving or even walking and the weight of ice always seems to bring down power lines somewhere. I do love the fragile crystal beauty of the plants in your wonderful photos, Eliza.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Mike. Ice is definitely the worse because of the lack of traction. I couldn’t even take a walk today even with boot spikes. I turned around and went right back inside! Better to be safe than sorry. I’ll wait until the temp rises.

  16. Wow–especially like the beauty berry

  17. Beautiful iced branches, Eliza. 😊 So glad you didn’t lose power.

  18. Very pretty compositions, Eliza!

  19. Nice Eliza! Love the ice images!

  20. Beautiful photos – there is something above ice covered trees and branches that is so lovely. You capture it well.

  21. Vicki says:

    What an interesting phenomenon. Something I’ve never seen before.
    Makes for some great photos.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Vicki. Freezing rain is something we dread. It makes driving a hazard (without grit or salt on the road) and walking is downright treacherous. Not to mention how it can take down trees and power lines. We were lucky to be spared that nightmare this time!

  22. Kris Peterson says:

    It is beautiful! And something we don’t see here.

    On a separate subject, your blog now says that I’m commenting using my WordPress account (!) rather than my usual log-in using my email address and blog URL. WordPress didn’t acknowledge any such account when I tried to crack Cindy’s page to make a comment. We’ll see if it works when I hit “post comment”!

  23. dawnbirdau says:

    Oh! so tactile and beautiful, Eliza.

  24. tonytomeo says:

    It looks like it could do a lot of damage.

  25. Annika Perry says:

    Nature’s masterpieces … us humans can’t compete!😀

  26. Ice makes for spectacular art, Eliza! What incredible captures! Loved them! xo

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  28. Cathy says:

    Very pretty but I don‘t envy you the ice! We have buttoned down the hatches for a hurricane expected tonight…

  29. Love it, and really love the beauty berries 😊

  30. Glad the power stayed on, and those are beautiful shots.

  31. pbmgarden says:

    Great photos of your icy garden. Stay safe.

  32. Brrr, warming thoughts heading your way. Beautiful, but frigid, Curl up with your kitty, your husband a blanket and some soup!

  33. Very beautiful! Especially since you didn’t lose your power. With the power on, it is easier to appreciate the beauty. 😉

  34. The ice almost looks like it has been painted on. These are lovely photos, Eliza!

  35. Wonderful icy images, especially the beautiful beautyberry, and glad you stayed safe and had power!🙂

  36. ladyfi says:

    Such chilly beauty!

  37. Such beautiful icey details! Stay safe my friend ❤

  38. An icing is beautiful-especially if you keep power and do not venture out. I bet the moon shine was magical!

  39. Jewels says:

    Beautiful images, Eliza! Glad there were no outages! 🙂

  40. Maria says:

    This is really nice and interesting.

  41. Laura Denise says:

    Loving your macro! ❤

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