Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Wonder Of Winter ~ Icicles


Hello Friends, Warm And Cold! This is the first day in a very long time that the sun is shining....the icicles on the front porch were melting merrily and the clear ice looks so pretty against the blue sky...They were melting quickly and I tried to slow the shutter to catch the drops, but I need to study that much more as you can see I failed...And, our little icicles just do not compare to those around us....When I took some boxes to the Post Office I grabbed my camera and here are some grand icicles to see...

These are next door to us and I worry about the children that live there...when it is warm and they are melting, if one fell off and hit you on the top of your head, it could kill you. I do hope their Mommy and Daddy are careful about watching these....

And at the school up the street, they are so heavy and at all the windows around this school it makes me think of fringe....isn't it pretty?


And, then since I was out and had my camera I took a few more pictures of winter by Lake Huron...

At the mouth of St. Claire River, where the white ice and snow stars, is Lake Huron. Needless to say, there is no shipping going on right now....it usually starts back up sometime in March. I miss the sound of the big ships motors and the toot of their horns....

The oldest lighthouse in Michigan where we have so many...this is just a couple of blocks down the street at a pretty sandy beach. The buildings are the older US Coast Guard buildings....

A cold day for a walk through the snow...it was 14 degrees when I took these pictures.

Going home....

When you have the winter we have been having, the only way to survive is to see the beauty in it all and think of shoveling as great exercise.

And now, back to learning more on my new Cricut....it is quite the machine!

Keep warm and cozy,
Jil
xo

5 comments:

Manni said...

wow! look at those pictures. Guess what I did, I knocked those icicles with my broom and its a good thing, because they were getting pretty long and I was worried it might fall on someone!! Don't want that happening!

Jack Canfield quotes said...

It's like snowing forever! I can't hardly wait for spring. Those photos are lovely by the way.

Mari said...

HI JIL~WE TO HERE ON THE ISLAND HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF SNOW LAST WEEK!! I REALLY DON'T MIND IT :) AS CRAZY AS THIS MAY SOUND I LOVE WHEN IT SNOW'S!! I'M MORE OF A WINTER PERSON!! I DON'T LIKE THE HEAT...LOL
WELL ANY WHO YOUR PIC'S ARE JUST SOOO PRETTY :)

STAY WARM!!
XO~MARI

Life with L said...

Wow, lots of snow and icicles. i love your photos. I appreciate the beauty of it all. It's been spring like weather here in California.

DOLLIEGIRL said...

jil
BURR LOOKS COLD BUT VERY BEAUTIFUL I LOVE LOVE LOVE SNOW .WE DON'T GET A LOT OF IT HERE ..IM SURE YOU WOULD LOVE TO SEND SOME OUR WAY
XOXO LINDA