Monday, January 25, 2010

Pretty (?) winter pictures . . .

OK, I admit it.  Winter can be pretty.  The falling snow, the icy crystals hanging onto branches, the untouched, snowy white landscape.







Until that ice and snow takes down power lines and you are left with no electricity.  For 3 whole days and very cold nights.  But we are the lucky ones.  There are still those without lights as we speak.

What does one do without electricity?  Very little.  Oh, we went to town to get out of the house during the day and to visit neighbors who bought generators 25 years ago when there was another winter as bad as this one.  But mostly, there isn't that much to do when you are under many blankets trying to keep warm.  But it is okay now.  And we treated our weekend like a big adventure!

Anyway, I could go the rest of my life just looking at pretty winter pictures as long as I was looking at them while I was in my shorts sitting next to a swimming pool . . .

xo  --  Connie

8 comments:

Mrs Moen said...

Thanks for stopping by my blpg!

I smiled when I saw your email address, uffda. I understand that's what you call your Norwegian jokes in the US. I have read a few of them:-)

Nerissa Alford said...

Hi Connie
Thanks for stopping by my blog for OWOH. It's wonderful to meet you. Your pictures are stunning - such visual inspiration!
Take care & stay warm!
Nerissa

Linda K. said...

Oh Connie, these photos are beautiful. I love the wheel cutout. Log cabins are my fav. Sigh, our dream was to build a log home. Have a super week!
Linda

Sabii Wabii said...

HAD to come by after I ready your e-mail name. My grandmother used to use it! Cute.
Terisa #104

Karen Valentine said...

Hi Connie! Thanks for coming over and entering my giveaway. I hope you are having as much fun as I am looking at all these wonderful blogs.
The pictures of your winter beauty are great. Although I'm sure if I was in I might be freezing!!!! Stay warm and have a great week

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Papillon Bleu said...

Your photos are fabulous!
;-)

Lyneen said...

Great pictures. I can understand the desire just to look at winter pics. We've lost our power for days on end in the cold. Luckily we do have a wood burning stove. We even cooked on it. Thanks for stopping by and entering my giveaway.

Jasmine said...

You have taken some exceptionally pretty winter scenes.