Silent Sunday – Wintery Mix

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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98 Responses to Silent Sunday – Wintery Mix

  1. Great photos, Eliza! Winter can be lovely to look at, but the twig encased in ice is both beautiful and problematic (speaking as a gardener).

  2. arlingwoman says:

    The beauty of that landscape has to be weighed against its inconvenience. I hope no branches fell and you didn’t have to drive anywhere!

  3. Pepper says:

    It looks like winter has arrived and it is beautiful. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  4. John says:

    That’s not good, Eliza. When my kids were little we watched a tree slowly being split in two from a fallen tree limb and my backyard fence because of an ice storm. An employee was stationed on the street to keep an eye on this.

  5. cindy knoke says:

    It is stark and lovely Eliza.

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  7. I bet your fingers froze catching that first one!

  8. Dawn Minott says:

    Beautiful shots Eliza. The 1st shot is really cool

  9. The last storm is still coating all the trees, shrubs, and plants. I’m not sure how they are going to hold more which is coming tomorrow. A neighbor’s pine shed branches and took out part of our fence, and, of course, our fence style has been discontinued. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Oh, no, what rotten luck. Pines are too soft a wood to withstand much weight. Fingers crossed the next storm doesn’t dump too much more. It seems our forecasts seldom do what is predicted. We have to see what comes when it does.

  10. Holy cats, that ice is thick!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      That macro is deceiving, I enlarged it to show the wrinkles in the ice. ๐Ÿ™‚ With temps around freezing, melting is slow and freezes overnight. The trees looked pretty though!

  11. neihtn2012 says:

    That looks cold! We don’t have anything like that, yet.

  12. bittster says:

    Beautiful! Hope it’s not causing too many problems.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Frank! Luckily, nothing is heavy enough to cause problems with the trees. The temps stay close to freezing, so there is some melting during the day. Tired of the relentless gray, though!

  13. shoreacres says:

    That’s a lot of ice on that twig. All of the photos convey ‘cold,’ that’s for sure.

  14. Kymber Hawke says:

    Your photos are so beautiful! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Alice says:

    Looks like the trees were sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. Very pretty out. The branch has an ice-mitten!

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  17. Debbie says:

    Brr, that looks cold! I can tolerate snow, but ice is pretty treacherous.

  18. What is it about snow that makes everything look so peaceful. Very calming.

  19. Tina says:

    That’s a nice, if very cold shot! Ice has a way of making its presence known!

  20. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Stunning winter images Eliza

  21. Reminds me of the opening lines to โ€œCalifornia Dreaming.โ€ Beautiful photos

  22. Karen Lang says:

    Cold but beautiful ๐Ÿฅถโ„๏ธ๐Ÿฅถโ„๏ธ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Karen. Actually, it didn’t feel too bad, hovering around freezing. But I’m always glad to get back inside to make a warming cuppa!

  23. Cathy says:

    That is a lot of ice! We haven’t had much wintry weather so far, but it can be so pretty despite the problems it brings with it!

  24. Everything is beautifully transformed even with small amounts of snow, or a small drop in temperature, as the frozen droplet.

  25. Beautiful captures of the season!๐Ÿ™‚ It finally snowed today and looks like weโ€™ll have winter for a week.๐Ÿ™‚

  26. Joanne says:

    When we are amid our hot Australian summer days, I thoroughly enjoy seeing wintery photos like these, Eliza. โค

  27. Val Boyko says:

    Embrace the beauty โ€ฆ and stay cosy. Itโ€™s that time of year ๐Ÿ’–

  28. nshami14 says:

    Hypnotic. Our winter wonderland is over. I think. It’s always better to see the snow and ice in photos vs my own reality. Happy Sunday, Eliza.

  29. jmankowsky says:

    Gorgeous! My “wintry mix” is happening now outside. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  30. Kris P says:

    Everything looks good encased on ice!

  31. Nice shots, Eliza! Down here in the balmy Happy Valley our wintry mix does not include ice these days. Just slushy snow. This morning the backyard is filled with about an inch of mushy wet stuff. It’s been a bummer of a winter so far.

  32. Jane Lurie says:

    Beautiful, snowy images, Eliza. I thought they were all in B&W at first look but realized that most are the wintry colors of the day. Your gorgeous vertical tree image is great in monochrome. Stay warm and cozy! ๐Ÿค—

  33. Lovely! Less snow than I anticipate seeing on your plot at this time of year though? But I’ve just read that more is falling …

  34. Beautiful images from your ‘neck of the woods’! I enjoy seeing them. ๐Ÿ™‚

  35. Rupali says:

    Winter wonders!

  36. Vicki says:

    I love snow in the landscape and the first shot of the ice on the twig was lovely. Looks very cold though. Hope you’re well rugged up for walks.

  37. pbmgarden says:

    The ice makes for quite an interesting study. Is that your house Eliza? Lovely scenes.

  38. Maria says:

    It’s very pretty! Your house on the hill looks like it could be located in Sweden ๐Ÿ™‚ Our countryside is filled with houses like that. I love them!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      That house is over 200 years old, a beautiful old farmhouse, still with lots of acreage. New neighbors as of last summer with 4 kids from CA, who are loving the snow… lots of snowmen in the field! ๐Ÿ™‚

  39. I’m jealous of your wintery mix, we’ve only been getting rain with the occasional wet snowflake.

  40. Bela Johnson says:

    Love that icy image! And the rest is … New England! xoxo

  41. That first image is stunning!

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