Monday, December 23, 2013

Ice Storm Decor

 Ice on Echinacea  #1

The Greater Toronto Area and the rest of southern Ontario  experienced an ice storm over Saturday into Sunday, which has left much destruction and quite a few people without electricity. But amazingly it also brought some beauty - at least I find it pretty - in my gardens.

 Ice on Echinacea  #2

I can only imagine how sparkly my garden would have been if the sun had come out!

 Ice on Echinacea  #3

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43 comments:

llandudnopictures said...

The storm sounds bad, here we have howling gales and horizontal rain instead! Beautiful photos.

Bill Nicholls said...

Seen photos of Ice Storms though we get them here on occasion, like in a blue moon. I think we are getting the tail end of the storm tonight

Andy said...

It's just like snow... the good, the bad and the ugly.

Kate said...

So destructive yet so beautiful!

Sandra said...

they are gorgeous, they look like glass sculptures.. the first one looks like an ice hand clasping the bud...

Judy said...

Gorgeous!!! My favourite is the middle one! I am hoping to get out with my camera today, and see what I can capture...

William Kendall said...

We got sideswiped by it and got mostly snow.

These are lovely images. It is one of those contradictions that something that causes destruction can also be beautiful.

Terri Buster said...

Very pretty- I hope you did not lose power!

Judy said...

No matter the season I love Echinacea and yours with the ice are beautiful.

Elisa Nievas said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend:)
Elisa, in Argentina

Penelope Puddlisms said...

The ice would definitely turn to sparkling diamonds if the sun came out. I have been hearing about the storm on the news so glad to know you still found ways to enjoy your garden. Wishing you and yours a very warm and cozy Christmas!

The Furry Gnome said...

Beautiful pix.

Magia da Inês said...

Surpreendente, como uma escultura.

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Muita paz e muita luz em nossas vidas, no Natal e sempre!!!

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Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Our ice was strange. The temperature stayed right around freezing so the roads were clear but the trees and yards were coated. Many people lost power but driving was no problem.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Those are wonderful Its too bad one has to have such terrible conditions to create such beauty.

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous! but i do feel for those without power and those who must drive on those roads.

Linda W. said...

Cool photos! Even though ice storms can be an inconvenience, they sure do produce some amazing ice sculptures.

Stephanie said...

Wow, looks like an art form.

Rebecca said...

It sure makes for a wonderful world out there, but I hate bundling up to photograph it.

Joke van de Klift said...

Wat een schitterende foto's!!!

Gail Dixon said...

The ice is so artful here, especially #2! Love these, but be careful out there.

ladyfi said...

Wow - gorgeous ice flowers!

Small City Scenes said...

My word that is a lot of ice. Don't like ice storms even though some thing can be pretty.
Love your Jack Frost mosaic.
MB

Jeanne said...

Great shots, and looks like so much ice that the plant should have collapsed. HOpe that you have a wonderful Christmas! Blessings from texas!

RedPat said...

It was too scary here to spend any time taking pics of the ice here. I walked carefully to the grocery store and then came back and stayed in all day!

Birdman said...

Now, this is beauty caused by evil treacherous ice.

Poppy said...

Have been keeping a close watch on your Ice Storm, as my daughter is staying with my sister and her family in Unionville, and they've had no power since Sunday morning! They slept with their coats on and several layers, I'm sure. Sounds scary and COLD!!

That being said, your images in your last two posts are beautiful; could be straight out of a fairytale featuring snow princesses and lots of suspense!

Merry Christmas, to you! Stay warm!

Poppy

RuneE said...

It's obviously White Christmas time - enjoy it!
Merry Christmas!

cieldequimper said...

Nice big dollops!

David Oliver said...

Ice storms make for great photos, but not much else. When I lived in Portland Oregon we would get a couple every winter, I do not miss them at all. Have a good holiday.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Oh wow! These are amazing beauties.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

A horrible storm, and I have been having waaaaay too much fun taking photos! We have power.

Mama Zen said...

These are really cool!

Randy said...

Mother Nature is an amazing artist.

genie said...

What a amazing captures. The ice is beautiful. These shots are true photographic art to me. Kudos to you. Merry Christmas.

OurJaipur.Com said...

Very Nice Beautiful and Merry Christmas. . . :)

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Fabulous!

Wishing you a happy Festive Season.
Ruby

Indrani said...

Wow! These are fantastic!

see you there! said...

The ice is indeed beautiful. Hope the storms are finished though.

Darla

N Buckles said...

I love that you have captured it close up. It looks like beautiful crystals. Please stay safe.. Merry Christmas !!

maryaustria said...

Fantastic shots!

edenhills said...

Ice is so dangerous, but you've really managed to find some beauty amidst the destruction. Very pretty!

Rose said...

Love these!

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