View From My Porch

Near every surface, frozen and motionless.

Amazing, the artfulness of it all. 

Mother Nature is so very talented with her paint brush.

I'm sure she didn't mean for the branches to break under the weight of it all. To crash to the ground and wreak havoc. But that's what has happened.

Almost as though the trees were weeping in the night. And she captured it for all to see.

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  1. What beautiful pictures! You have a wonderful ability to make what some would think of as an ugly situation and see it in a beautiful light. Thank you for sharing. I hope they come and cut up that tree off of your yard sooner than later.

  2. These pictures are fantastic. Love the one of the ice dripping off the shutters! It's hard with the puppies I'm sure not being able to go out in the backyard.

  3. Despite it all, the broken tree limbs, your frozen surroundings, take three deep breaths and rejoice in Jesus' birth celebration of Christmas and remember, it could have been worse...

  4. Ice covered trees are stunning, but too bad it's so destructive as well.
    Merry Christmas,
    Mary Alice

  5. Beautiful photos but don't you dare step off the porch and fall and hurt yourself again :) Have a wonderful Christmas and hug the puppies for me!

  6. I know it's dangerous, but I never get to see anything like here on the Gulf Coast, so I see the beauty in it! Stay warm, and Merry Christmas!

  7. Gorgeous images of the ice storm that hit my hometown of Toronto, Canada, on Saturday too!!! My sister's house in suburbia, where my daughter is living, was one of about 400,000 that was without electricity (and still without, as I type!!!) in the early morning hours of Sunday. They slept with several layers and their coats. Just spoke with my mom, who said that if power is not restored before 7pm tonight, they are all going to my brother's in the city, lugging clothes for the next few days and a giant turkey for Christmas!! Loved what you said about Mother Nature and this latest of her 'stories'.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Stay warm and safe!


  8. The ice is so beautiful but so destructive! Stay warm and safe and enjoy the beauty of it all! Hugs!

  9. Awesome pictures and words to go with them! Our temp dipped 23 and started heavy snowing for about 3 hours. Place take care and be careful!

  10. Frozen beauty and you captured it well. Hope they came to take care of the down power line in your backyard.
    Merry Christmas

  11. Amazing pictures. Too bad something so beautiful can cause so many issues. Happy Holidays my friend.

  12. ice storm can bring such beauty...and wreak such havoc. Merry Christmas Brenda! ;)

  13. Oh my. I have experienced a couple of ice storms too. If there's any fun to it, it's how people love to share their ice storm stories for years to come. Thanks for focusing on the beauty of the storm. I love the sparkle that was added to your wreath.


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