Sunday, January 4, 2015

Icy Ornament

We had fingers crossed yesterday afternoon. My cousin Jane and husband Charlie from New Jersey have been staying at their farm in Lisbon this week, as they monitored a pretty significant logging operation in the rear acres. We invited them mid-week, along with Annie's Mom and Marchin, to join us last evening, but the weather forecast put the festivities in jeopardy. Long story short, we moved up the arrival time by an hour, and the snow held off a bit. They left about 8 PM in a light, but steady snow. We had a wonderful time. The food (ham) was delicious. No, I didn't cook the meal. Elenka maned the stove for the main meal and appetizers. I made dessert, a marble-rum cake with a sop sauce, that I 'stole' from fellow blogger Michelle of "It's a Small Town Life" http://itsasmalltownlife.blogspot.com/. The house, still decorated for the holidays, was filled with enchanting lights. This morning we woke to 5 inches of snow and an icy mix falling. As I mentioned yesterday, snow and ice I can handle, but with a Sunday forecast of a steady rain and below freezing temps, this had a chance of not being a snowblower- friendly event. In a little bit of drizzle making a crusty snow, the deed was done in about an hour. I took a walk in the backyard and took 90 photographs documenting the snow and ice. 
Here's one.
An icy ornament still hanging.
2015 Christmas card?
Maybe.

21 comments:

  1. Love this icy ornament! Wish our new snow wasn't being slopped with rain. . . xx

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  2. 1st, love the ornament. :) 2nd, glad your family was able to arrive and return safely! 3rd, so cool that you made michelle's recipe! saw it and thought it sounded good!

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  3. I'm glad the weather didn't spoil your fun! I do love your "fancy-schmancy" ornament.

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  4. I love your photo today and I'm so glad your evening turned out so well. I'm looking forward to a few more "icy" photos!

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  5. 90 pics! I love the ornament! I had seen the cake on Michelle's site and it did look tasty.

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  6. I'm looking forward to the 89 others.

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  7. Quite pretty!

    We got the snow yesterday, freezing rain last night and into today, so everything's coated in a glaze of ice.

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  8. Sounds like you and Elenka are a great team in the kitchen. Love your cold photo (that's well beyond cool).

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  9. 90 photos of snow and ice? You need a change of scenery. Badly. Glad you had a great time with your relatives. I don't admit to relatives. And I don't cook. Well, I can cook with a microwave. Sometimes!

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  10. That would make for a beautiful holiday card.

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  11. It looks like iced pomegranate.

    By the way, if you think Billikens and Hoosiers are strange college mascots, check out University of California Santa Cruz.

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    1. I know. The Banana Slugs. Very strange.

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  12. It sounds like a very fine gathering. 90 photos? Sound like a retiree.

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  13. Yes! A perfect shot for a Christmas card, though I'd have to look at the other 89 before I decided it was THE card...and no, I'm not volunteering to do that. I still have about 900 shots from Yellowstone to edit.

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  14. Looks fantastic Birdman, and lots of good times had.. lovely start to the new year.

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  15. Wow, I absolutely love this image!

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