Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Oh! The Coldness Of It All!...For Amelia


It does seem that the only signs of an "almost winter" at the palace are the frozen fingers of ice that are clutching at the roots of the trees lining the Lake Ontario shoreline.


Large pieces of ice dangle like silver earrings on the branches of the trees making them indeed a pretty sight.

Pretty? Yes, but oh so chilling!

Even the surrounding rocks that are hugging the trees for warmth are frozen! SOLID!

As is the very ground!

There is just no escaping the strong clasp of the frozen water as it makes it way up this tree's trunk.

The warm rays of the day's sun nor even the latter sunset's warm caress had no power on the relentless ice.

The kindly sun really tried its hardest as it licked the icicles growing in the water, turning them a bright pink, but to no avail.

No!To be frozen until spring were the trees' destiny!
Maybe Mrs. Mac's wishes for a warm blanket of white fluffy snow to cover these shivering creatures will come true!

In the meantime though, I will have to give these pictures to dRaGoNfY WiNgS to gaze at, as she is feeling the heat too much in her own country and says she needs even just a little sight of Canadian winter to cool her off!

12 comments:

jel said...

VEry Cool, right down chilllly :)

dRaGoNfLy WiNgS said...

Ohh... you make the winter sound so sinister. :D

The pictures of snow are lovely to look at but i know it's no fun for those experiencing the cold. :\

Weather here has been extremely scorching hot one minute and drenching with rain the next. Thus the flu bug going around. *ah choo*

Keep warm Terry!!

Terry said...

Dear dRaGoNfLy WiNgS...Actually it DOES look sinister with just ice but after we DO get a downfall of soft white snow, it will look much more beautiful and gentle!...Love Terry

If you want to see some really nice snow pictures Amelia...go visit Jel...

Hi Jel!!!You are right...Way too chilly!!Brr...

It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Whew...too cold for me!! Makes me shiver just looking at those pictures..Glad I live where I do now..Sandy

Jammie J. said...

that last picture is so beautiful, feels almost magical. :)

i love cooler weather, as long as i don't have to drive in it. that's why i have my husband. :)

Sabine said...

Oooo... spooky. Beautiful pictures, Terry!

Anonymous said...

Wow Terry, those pictures are kinda eery and spooky! VERY cold! Too cold for me! I'm a sunshine and HOT weather girl! =) The pics do have rather a mystic beauty to them though! Love, Jessica and TY!!!

Mrs. Mac said...

Wouldn't "Anne Shirley" make some haunting remarks about your beautiful chilly ice photos :) Here in I-dee-ho (Idaho) we got some snow last night. Hope it sticks around for Christmas :) Do you want me to send some up you way? It's soooo beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Woah, Terry! 8| What pictures!! (You should send them in to a contest or something!) Looks like you all really had the ice! You be careful out there walking around on all of that slippery ground!

Morgan

Hey! You have "favorite links" off to the side now!!!

Maiju said...

I LOVED the pictures! We are not even yet having winter here in Finland and I miss it so much...

Maggie Ann said...

Terry, your pictures are gorgeous, but I'm almost shivering just looking at them. I feel as if I am there. You are one gifted photographer =).

donna said...

Oh such beautiful pictures...I grew up on the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario and some of these shots took me back to those cold, chilling, sub-zero days of my childhood....and i must admit....fond memories..I am sending a friend over to see these...