Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Icicles and Lots of Snow!

I always pass this cliff when I'm out and about. In the winter there is always the most amazing icicles that hang off the side! Today I decided to stop and finally get a photo!
It's a rather large display of ice, so I took photos of several sections of it.
Because of all the snow we have, I didn't want to stop in the middle of the road and cause an accident. So I pulled off to the side knowing that it was somewhat of a ditch that I was pulling into. Anyway, I have no four wheel drive and when I pulled out...I was stuck! Oh, crap! However, I didn't panic. I pulled forward, I pulled backwards and forward again. I was spinning my tires and snow was flying up in the air! Finally after a few minutes....I was free! YAY!
The funny thing about this cliff is that it is not a waterfall. It looks that way but it's not. In the summer it looks like it barely drips any water. It seems to be a mystery to me. Maybe I'll have to investigate once it gets warm.
I love how in this photo the ice is thick, like a wall. It also looks like it was vibrating when it froze. Look at all the ripples in the ice. I never knew ice could be so beautiful!
Nature is so beautiful, that a lot of times we take it for granted. Make sure you take time to stop and smell the roses, or in this case icicles!

Stay warm and have a wonderful week! We're still really sick here. The boys just got over a terrible eye infection. Pink eye and infected tear ducts. They also both had ear infections. Yesterday I woke up with a sore throat and am soo achy. I'm tired of being sick! I haven't felt well since before Halloween! I'm already dreaming of Spring!


Kirby3131 said...

Those are just beautiful! I'm so glad you stopped and I'm SO happy that you didn't get stuck for too long. Oh geez. lol

Carrie said...

wow thats all I can say is wow!

Darlene said...

What GORGEOUS pictures!!! It definitely looks like some kind of waterfall!!! You need my 4 wheel drive truck!! Actually, I have never used the 4 wheel drive in it but hubby did when we had all of our snow.

I hope you all get better soon. Sorry that you are staying sick. I'm sounding like a mother now but are you taking your vitamins?

Ruth Ann said...

Thanks everyone...and no Darlene, I'm not taking vitamins! I know it's really stupid of me and I bought some a few months ago and never took them! As a family we are going to start getting fit once I get over this sickness. I promise to take vitamins and become healthier...I hate being sick! Thanks for caring! Have a great week!

Loria said...

I bet you wish you had those new Walmart pink boots taking these icy photos lol .. the nature photos are so pretty -

Keetha Broyles said...

I came over here from Kristin's blog. I have ALWAYS loved icicles hanging off of cliff faces, and these that you captured with your camera are quite spectacular!!