Icy Morning

The outside world was defined by ice this morning. Ice on trees, ice on cars, ice on the driveway, on the deck railing, fences….everywhere.


Ice, icicles, icing…it was quite an ice show. By mid-morning, the dripping icicles sounded like rain. All of a sudden, there was a thunderous rumbling on the roof and a whole mass of ice came sliding down all at once, dropping past the window onto the ground below.

My car looked really cold:

Subaru on ice

Subaru on ice

The tractor luckily would not be needed today:

Tractor steering wheel

Tractor steering wheel

Nor would the clothes line be of any use today:

Some of the patterns were quite intriguing, as on this wire cage:

wire cage

wire cage

Everything seemed softer:

Tree log

Tree log

Branch encrusted

Branch encrusted

Wild rose bush

Wild rose bush

And a close-up look of icicles, no matter what strange shape they came in, was quite magical:

My favorite discoveries were these berries in their clear, icy wrapping:

berries encased

Rosehips on ice

Rosehips on ice

Cathy, at Nomad, Interrupted, also posted pictures of some really beautiful ice-covered plants today.
Another beautiful ice post with a dreamy poem here

About Beauty Along the Road

My name is Annette. I am passionate about nature, health, simplicity, self-reliance, truth, and life-long learning. Originally from Germany, I now live in Virginia, USA. I am a therapist, health coach, writer, photographer, and organic gardener.
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42 Responses to Icy Morning

  1. mpejovic says:

    I wanted to like this post but WordPress refuses to display the button properly.
    Great photos of ice (brrr…). I love the patterns made by the wire cage but the iced red berries are probably my favorite. We only get frost in San Diego and it’s pretty to photograph. Cold enough for me!

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    • That happens to me sometimes, too – the buttons just don’t work (maybe they are all iced up?). It seems like Southern California got pretty cold lately – any good pics from those days? I’m with you – if I could spend the winter in the tropics, I’d gladly leave the ice and snow pics to someone else. But – there is beauty in everything (sigh)….

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  2. utesmile says:

    These are amazing pictures, it must have been rather wet and cold, to get such ice. Your clothes line and the wire cage are just amazing. Hope it warms up again!

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  3. tgeriatrix says:

    Die natur ist der beste Kรผnstler!

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  4. What beautiful icy shots, it all looks quite surreal…..as though a wave of watery ice was breathed across the land. The icicles dripping from that tractor wheel have such drama to them….and the ice licked rose hips look so pretty.

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  5. jamborobyn says:

    Yes, magical! All the photos are magical. In my part of the world this is the part of nature we rarely get to see.

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  6. Stunning shots, Iove them, MM ๐Ÿ€

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  7. Beautiful photos, Annette! I love the wild rose bushes and the berries. That close up of the icicle is also amazing. The man-made things look so artistic covered in ice: your car, the tractor and the wire cage. All great pictures. And thanks, too, for the mention. What fun the changing weather is! I have missed all this so much over the last couple of years.๐Ÿ™‚ Have a happy snow day today. School is cancelled for me…. Hooray!

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    • Yes, more time for writing or baking Christmas cookies!
      Thanks for the feedback. I think we humans have an attraction to altered states…somehow, everything looked so unreal and “artistic” as you said. BTW, I really loved your color-infused ice photos, so jealous….

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  8. mixedupmeme says:

    Most of us don’t take the time to look at icicles. We are just eager to have them melt. These pictures are gorgeous!
    I liked to suck on the icicles when young.

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  9. wrygrass.com says:

    These photos are beautiful! I LOVE icicles (and snow).

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  10. stunning pictures. made me think of you so vividly in my mind. you have a wonderful eye. sending love from California, where it’s also much colder than we’re used to!

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  11. Annette, Kudos on capturing beauty in ice and frigid temps. Lovely pictures. The hexagons on the wire cage are so pretty with the ice and so are the berries, just all of them really๐Ÿ™‚

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  12. Loca Gringa says:

    Makes for amazing fotos!

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  13. These are really cool pictures. The freezing rain is beautiful but is hard to deal with because of all the damage it leaves behind abd even the sleet is tough. We get freezing rain here all the time.

    Be safe!

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  14. Wonderful icy images. I especially love the berries wrapped in ice.๐Ÿ™‚

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  15. seedbud says:

    What a fabulous collection of images! I’m honored you linked to me. Very Best, Seedbud

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