Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Rare Winter for Charleston

Someone at school predicted snow and ice in Jan/Feb but I didn't believe the rumors. However, a couple of weeks ago we brought in our little orange trees because of the freeze and schools had a late start. But this week, schools and bridges are closed due to icy conditions. It is the correct response to such a rare event. When God sends an ice/snow day in the South, it's time to hunker down at home with soup, biscuits and gravy. As you can see, we only got a sprinkling of snow, but mostly they are ice pellets. We all took a walk and Max took some pictures to share. Enjoy!

Note the leafy imprint on the ice. So lovely to capture something ethereal.

The proper way to receive a snowflake and the Sacred Host!
These two could be twinnies :)

This weather has been a God-send. We've been so busy with extracurricular activities, that to have this unexpected break in the routine has been a great gift. We are enjoying these lazy days at home, cooking, drawing, making music, and a bit of writing thrown in as well. I hope you are warm where you are.


Bish Denham said...

It's been cold here with hardly any ice, though other areas saw quite a bit. The pictures a beautiful!

Marcia said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful. If Max has not found his profession in photography, at the very least he has found his art and a wonderful avocation.

It is snowing AGAIN here. At least it is above zero. As at least a part-time hermit, I like living in The Land of Excuses to Stay In. :D

Evelyn said...

Gorgeous photos! Please tell Max I said thanks to him for sharing them. Cold here but not snow since Saturday.

Mirka Breen said...

Does Max have his own photography blog I can follow? His work deserves it. Until then, you get the benefit of his talent.
Stay warm.

Faith E. Hough said...

Gorgeous! I love iced leaves and branches--even lovelier than just "plain snow." Although we've been ooh-ing and ah-ing at the photographs of snow crystals in the picture book "The Story of Snow." It's kept us from getting too grumpy about having to stay inside in all the 0 degree weather.

Vijaya said...

Thank you all so much. Max will be pleased to see all these comments and here's his blog:

Bish, I heard TX had a cold spell too.

Marcia, Max would love to be a National Geographic photographer. Whether or not he does this professionally is up to him, but I love that he is developing his powers of observation.

Ev, I will. Thank you for stopping by.

Mirka, you asked, and I deliver: He has a permanent link on my blog and I feel so lucky he's taken over the photography in our family.

Faith, I love seeing the patterns in ice too. And snowflakes are just plain magic.

Becky Shillington said...

Beautiful pictures, Vijaya! I agree about the timeliness of an unexpected break. Our driveway is still iced over, but the kids were back to their regular schedule today! = )

Vijaya said...

Ah, yes, unexpected gifts!!!