Monday, December 9, 2013

I is for Icicles

Today in my A to Z trip through December, we are on I! To check out the earlier posts, click here!

Aren't icicles beautiful?  My sister gave me a set of old-fashioned metal icicles for my Christmas tree.  When they catch the light, they sparkle. So beautiful.

On a less Christmas-y note, I've also always thought it'd be fun to write a mystery with an icicle as the murder weapon

In nature, icicles are fascinating. I took at least a dozen photos when I found this tree coated in icicles.


Lorraine's Photo

Lorraine's Photo

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What do you think is the most beautiful part of winter?

6 comments:

marymforbes said...

Metal icicles brings back memories, as mom always had them on the Christmas tree. It was fascinating watching them sparkle. I think my favorite winter scene is the frost covering tree branches or the pure snow sparkling in a clear/moonlit night.

maeclair.net said...

I love the first snowfall of winter. It's always so magical, especially if I can stay snuggled up inside.

We had a snow/ice storm last night. Got up this morning and everything was covered. Looked beautiful on the trees. Fortunately, the road crews were out early!

Diana Cranstoun said...

I love the fact that we have blue skies to go with the snow here in Alberta. I was out on the roads yesterday as the sun was starting to set and it was like being in a picture postcard it was so beautiful!

patonlorraine said...

Mary - I can see the clear winter night in my mind's eye! I loved it when I lived in the country on nights like that... it always seemed so quiet and peaceful.

patonlorraine said...

Mae - I agree the first snow fall is special! Suddenly the world is so clean and pristine. Unified in white.

patonlorraine said...

Diana - You are right! The big blue skies are what I missed the most when I lived in Ontario. And, in winter, they are beautiful set against the white landscape.