Jack Frost Stopped By

I complain about Winter weather (often)…but I openly admit that I missed the four seasons when I lived in South Carolina. Three years without all four seasons was enough for me. And for all the complaints I utter, I have to admit, Winter does have its charms, and certainly, a beauty beyond anything else. I snapped these photos on Tuesday morning, following a visit from Jack Frost the night before…
It was like Des Moines was covered in crystals…
These berries took my breath away…
Unfortunately, this is what they look like today, most of Iowa is covered in 1/2 inch or more of ice… It is still beautiful, but many trees don’t survive the weight of the ice, and many people go without power because the ice takes down the utility/power lines. Safety is a major concern following an ice storm, in more ways than one.

I am always humbled by the beauty of what Nature can create.

Just a sneak peek at what I’m creating this week (notice the Spring colors and theme?!?)…
May you be safe and warm in your corner of the world, and take a moment to appreciate the beauty of Nature around you.


10 thoughts on “Jack Frost Stopped By

  1. Jack Frost came to see us a couple mornings this week too! Love your photos capturing those tranquil scenes. We lucked out and didn't get that freezing rain and ice, though. And I love your bird project! Can't wait to see more of it!

  2. lovely photos! But I am already at the point I want spring!!! You are too I see by that little fabulous peep there! We just saw, “It's Complicated” at the movies, and I was drooling over her garden… That's how bad I want spring… that means my garden will be planted and it won't be long after, that We rode trip to MN and see you! 😉

  3. Okay, it's admittedly pretty, but enough already! Let's at least be able to walk outside without worrying about falling and breaking an arm or something. South Carolina doesn't sound so bad!

    Your applique looks intriguing. Can't wait to see all of it!

  4. I go out taking ice storm photos every year for the last four years! It can be absolutely magical, like you've been transported to another world, a fake crystal planet, and you're the ice princess! It's nice to see that someone else feels the same way about the beauty that surrounds us.
    I do love what you're working on…the colours do a wonderful job of inviting spring our way!

  5. Gorgeous photos. That frost and the ice create some spectacular scenes in nature. As beautiful as your photos are, my thoughts keep moving toward that pretty little bird. I'm wishing for an early spring. We've dealt with enough winter, which started way too early.

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