Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Beauty of Icicles

I'd like to thank our gracious hostess Susan, at A Southern Daydreamer, for taking the time to host our "Outdoor Wednesdays."


This time of year is an interesting time to share our outdoors, and I hope you will visit Susan and her friends to see their posts.

The last couple of days, we have been having very cold temperatures here in Mississippi, and yesterday afternoon I noticed some icicles around the waterfall in our courtyard. The temperature was around 34 or 35 degrees, but the icicles were in the shade, and had just begun to melt when I captured them with my camera. It is truly awesome to see, up close, the exquisite beauty of a simple thing like ice on rocks. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them if you'd like.


Waterford and Swarovski will never come close to creating crystal as magnificent as God's crystal!












Even though the waterfall was beautiful with its glaze of ice, I can't wait 'til spring when it looks like this again ...

I know, I know ... wishful thinking ... winter is just beginning, and we've got a lot of cold weather to get through before then. In fact, we have a 70% chance of snow forecast for later in the week.

If the weatherman is right, perhaps I'll have an opportunity to get some pictures of our "snow-covered waterfall" to share for our next "Outdoors Wednesday." Hope to see you then!


P.S. -- When I looked out at our waterfall this morning, I was delighted to see a new accumulation of even prettier icicles than the ones from yesterday afternoon, so I grabbed my camera and got these shots to add this post.

If you look closely at the right side of the last photo, you can see a drop of water just beginning to fall. That was my lagniappe for the day!






14 comments:

Barbara said...

Janie, I too wish for Spring. It is hard here with cold rainy weather trying to keep the animals all fed when Roy is gone every other week, but I always make it, just like the other 3 seasons better.

Happy day, friend.
Barbara

Deb said...

a girl can dream can't she...great photos...no one can reproduce what nature brings us....

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love your photos!!!! These are gorgeous!

Light and Voices said...

Ice is tiny place for the world to reflect. Nice.
Joyce M

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Another gorgeous post, Janie! Absolute loveliness...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tonja said...

I love these pics! You can see so much in a tiny drop of water! These are magical pictures!
Thanks for sharing your God-given talents with us all. Your photographs inspire and delight!

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

Beautiful photos! Each icicle is a piece of art. Thanks...
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

ellen b said...

Wowie Zowie! These are so cool! Brrr...
Happy O.W.!

mbkatc230 said...

Oh my goodness, your photography is gorgeous. Great captures of the icicles, and the last one is amazing. Some of the icicles remind me of rock candy. I'm hopping over to your photography blog next! Happy OW. Kathy

Merisi said...

Meraviglioso!

What beauty, the images with the blue background are especially captivating! I hope your plants don't suffer too much from the icy temperatures.

Happy New Year and may spring arrive soon!

Stacey said...

Such beautiful pictures! You are so skilled at capturing beauty in an instant.

Our waterfall is frozen too...in fact the whole pond has had a light layer of ice on it. The pump stopped working last week. Pooey!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Amazing pictures, love the way the light plays on the ice.
Molly

Donna said...

Love your pics of the icicles ... just beautiful! We are expecting snow here tomorrow! We will see!
I can't wait for spring :)

Regina said...

How amazing! Great captures!

Beautiful outdoor!

Regards.