Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Winter Wonderland

This morning we woke up in Iowa and saw a winter wonderland.

The trees were covered with a thick layer of ice crystals that were not heavy -- they were like a type of snow.

All the trees looked flocked.

This is what the trees looked like up close.

These little apple trees looked almost magical.

This tall tree behind the barn looked very stately.

Bailey stood looking at something. You can see the tall weeds covered with frost.

Something had his attention.

But, like always, he was always close by when I started to walk back to the house.

The weather man tells us that Iowa will be hit by a severe ice storm tomorrow. But
tonight we will have grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup.

Thanks for stopping by.


Maureen said...

Gorgeous, but I don't think I could take being that cold!

Cloudia said...

So beautiful!
I love your companion too...

Aloha, Friend!

Comfort Spiral

Hilary said...

Wow..that's such a beautiful day. I think Bailey feels the magic of the moment. Thanks for sharing it.

Kathleen said...

Here via Hilary . . . what a gorgeous set of photos! Isn't winter positively magical? Congratulations!

Pauline said...

Ice, like many things, is both beautiful and deadly. Hope the predicted ice storm doesn't hit too hard.

Marvelous photos.

Small City Scenes said...

I am just shivering looking at your beautiful pictures. Oh an ice storm--those are so dangerous.
Keep the tomato soup close by. Keep warm and keep Bailey in the house. MB

LadyFi said...

Gorgeous photos - it looks just like here (Sweden)!

Clowncar said...

Also here via Hillary - I grew up in Iowa and love the images on your site, though they do make me homesick. We get very little snow here in Pueblo.

Daryl said...

Congrats on POTW mention from Hilary .. grilled cheese and tomato soup are my fav comfort food

Nicole said...

The pictures are beautiful! I like to look at photos of snow but I don't want to live in it! Unfortunately, I do.

tattytiara said...

Beautiful shots, and dog! I do adore hoar frost. We had a thick cover of it on Christmas morning, and a rich pink sunrise to show it off. It was like someone had dumped a bag of glitter all over the landscape.

Kimberly said...

I'm sure its really cold - but I agree, those trees do look magical.