Sunday Snapshots: Frozen rain

Freezing rain at dusk

It’s been freezing rain outside all day, except for a couple of hours in the afternoon where the thermometer finally inched up over zero. It’s been steady, and heavy, which meant no walk for poor Raven. Also made it hard to get out to take any photos. I finally snuck out to snap a few from the cover of the porch overhang at l’heure bleue.

Freezing rain at dusk

Freezing rain at dusk

Freezing rain at dusk

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6 responses to “Sunday Snapshots: Frozen rain

  1. Despite all the tribulations that come with ice storms, they do make things so very lovely, eh?

  2. I see what you mean by” l’heure bleue.”
    Around here we have what my boyfriend’s mother calls “the golden hour”, at sunset, beautiful golden light infiltrating all.

  3. Isn’t frozen rain nature’s way of culling the dead branches of the forests? Beautiful photos.

  4. We were invited to spend a winter break vacation with my wife’s aunt and uncle at a resort in Charleston, SC (1982 or so). We expected temps around 60°F (15.5°C) during the day. It was not to be. It was the coldest winter they experienced in a century and temps barely hit 50° (10°C) during the day and dropped well below freezing during the night. Being unprepared for such a freeze, residents of Charleston do NOT prepare their sprinkler systems for winter. When we awoke one morning, sprinkler systems all over the region had burst, spraying out water throughout the night. As a result, trees, shrubs and flowers were coated with ice and it looked like a crystal palace. Also, if you’re familiar with the St. Augustine grass that grows well down there (sort of like crabgrass in appearance with broad, vertical leaves), imagine thousands of 3″ long, 1/2″ wide fingers of ice sticking up from every lawn there. It was amazing!

  5. They really do, Ellen. I particularly love the scenery when the sun is shining through the ice-covered branches.

    I know that hour, too, Zahara. It’s a wonderful, rich light.

    Well, it sure works that way, Barbara! They also tend to pull down weaker living branches. I was glad that this storm didn’t seem to take down any.

    Great story, Rich! I would’ve loved to have seen that.

  6. Hi, beautiful vinter pictures :)

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