Ice Storm, January, 2007
It's about time.
Winter. At last.
Of course, many of you know I have a sickness. Yeah. It's called loving winter. One of my aliases is Nanuk of the North. I love snow. I thrive on it. I crave it.
Okay, enough. I hear you laughing all the way up here in Upstate NY!
Today we were graced with ice that enclosed all things natural and fortunately didn't take out the power. We like flushing our toilets, thank you very much. Being on a well has its perks, but one of them isn't being self-sufficient during a power outage.
Here is a photographic journal of our yard today, and its scintillating offerings. If you're inspired to write a haiku about it, feel free to post and I'll add it to the photo of your choice.
Here's a lovely haiku sent in by literary critic and good friend,
lavender waves kiss
our frozen tree of life
now forever held
[c 2007 thomas fortenberry]
Dried Pods from Stella Dora Daylilies
One of my favorites. Love the snow crystals on the wire.
Red Berries, encapsulated
Not your typical apple tree photo - this is one
of the ancient trees that edge the back of the
An old fence insulator from our horse paddock.
The birdfeeder needs filling!
The view behind our old paddock, blackberry canes crystal-coated.
Such symmetry in nature...
Closeup of a lawn ornament by our rose bushes and currants
An old fence post
Love the way this ice hangs...
Frozen Kale from the garden
Ice coated grape vine in corkscrew shape
This ice was so thick you could barely
see through it - dripped down from the
Circle of Life?
The birdbath is frozen
My friendly ghost shows up every so often.
Do you see his face in the lower circle?
I normally hate burdocks, but these were
enclosed in globes of ice. Glorious!
Duck with white plumage
And beautiful green throat
Frozen in time now.
- Lesia Valentine
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Nancy Luckhurst sent this one in. She's just starting up an editing business, and is a very talented writer. Check out her site to contact her at: www.nancyluckhurst.com
Sweet smile cherub face
Steadfast gaze, your quiet eyes
What is it you see?
Lesia Valentine, a fine paranormal writer, editor extraordinaire, and book trailer expert (you can hire her to make your trailers, too!) submitted this one:
You should have warned me
Little boy with haunted face
Would be coming soon.
And here are a few haiku from Jeanne Fielding, who just left NY for sunny Virginia!
Ice scare no longer
icy fingers reach
not here. [smile]
Thanks, everyone, for sending them in!
Do you see the face? Maybe it's
my friendly ghost. ;o) If you want
to see my other ghost pix, click