Monday, December 7, 2009

In anticipation


snow and ice storm, January 2009


We have finally had our first taste of snow in southeast Ohio. We had some light accumulation on Saturday, most of which has since melted, and we had some very light flurries today. The snow and ice accumulation which produced the above image kept us stuck at home for several days, as our driveway and the rural roads were impassable for some time. That's okay, though, because when the weather gets that bad, I just want to stay home and play in the snow anyway!

14 comments:

Kelly said...

...beautiful, Heather. I remember that snow well. It gave us a little excitement in January and made for great bird photos! I'm looking forward to a bit of the white stuff. We just had a dusting today...

Heather said...

Thanks Kelly. A little excitement, indeed. I was mesmerized by it all. It was a little scary when it all started to melt, though, and the ice daggers started falling from the trees!!!

carol mattingly said...

Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. Carol

Heather said...

Carol, thank you so much.

Ginnymo said...

Beautiful photo Heather!! Soon you will be getting more like this. It's here!! Winter, that is..

Heather said...

Ginny - Thank you. It sounds like there's some of the white stuff heading your way...

The Early Birder said...

Absolutely beautiful. With our winters becoming warmer & wetter I'm not sure we will see anything like this.

'Tabib' said...

Never mind the snow, and stay at home. You can take a lot of beautiful pictures.

Heather said...

Frank - Thank you. We don't actually get a whole lot of snow in this region of the U.S., but we it seems we are usually treated to 1 or 2 good, beautiful snowfalls each season.

Tabib - My boss may not agree that I should just "stay at home" and take pictures of the snow if am able to come to work (just happens that we were NOT able during this particular storm)!

Mark said...

A lot of this missed us in SE Michigan. I hope to have some of the sticky snow soon. I love the ethereal qualities to this image.

Heather said...

Mark - Thank you for stopping by and for your comments. Multiple manipulations of the image in Picasa contribute to the ethereal quality that you see here.

Tricia said...

Plus, you get to take pics to show the rest of us! That's an incredible image - Such a Winter Wonderland

Candace said...

A snow and ice storm has never looked so stunning!

Heather said...

Tricia, Candace - Thank you so much ladies! Happy Holidays to you both!