Thursday, December 16, 2010

baby, it's cold outside

I took these pics the same day as my wordless wednesday pic. The wind was howling in from the north. Boy was it cold. The Plain Dealer says we are 10-15 degrees below normal. The television stations try to see who can have the most dramatic "it's cold out" story. Our sports teams are fighting for mediocrity and just about every politician has been indicted, so what else is the media to talk about. It's normally supposed to be in the mid 30's in early December. It has been in the mid teens during the day. Cold enough that Fred our 12 year old dog doesn't want to go outside, but not cold enough that you have to get a block heater for your car. It's not Minnasota cold or even Chicago cold, so I still don't need my long johns or heavy coat. But having said all that, I really wanted to get back in the car after I took these pics.



There is a bush in there someplace. it almost looks like some kind of ice cactus.



There is a tree under all the ice.


I took this pic today on the way home from work. If you enlarge the picture and squint real, real hard, you still can't see our northern neighbors in Canada. It's a curvature of the earth kind of thing, or maybe it's just too far away. The water is usually open because of the power plant, but with the economy what it is, the power plant is off line. I don't know what the birds and geese are going to do.

11 comments:

Shady Gardener said...

It's a little disheartening to see your photos of the ice on your bushes and trees, etc. Hope everything makes it through this episode in good shape. Truly cold weather all over... Stay warm and safe!!

Kris said...

Really cold (but really (N)ice) pics. Brrrrr. Heck of a December.

I'm concentrating on cozy these days. Good news is guess we can count on a white Christmas this year. :-D Stay snug.

Curbstone Valley Farm said...

As beautiful as your ice sculptures are, I can't help but feel a little sorry for the poor entombed plants! Brrrrr!

Kyna said...

Wow O_O I'm so glad that you braved the cold and took those cool pictures, they're awesome! I can feel the cold through them lol.

carolynsshadegardens.com said...

I was shivering just looking at your photos. Unseasonably low temperatures here in suburban Philadelphia too. Carolyn

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow! Looks like it is all on another planet somewhere. This is such a cold December.I am not liking this at all.
Wishing you both a Wonderful Christmas!

Diana (Di) said...

My goodness Jim... it is cold and I know MN cold too! lived there for 2 years.

If I don't see you and Pat before Christmas ;)... many blessings to you! It has been wonderful to share with you this past year.

Kalipso said...

Hello Pat and Jim! Firstly,let me tank you for the good wises and for visiting my blog.
This photographs are amazing. I saw Ohio coldness recently on TV news. But, ice sculptures are really nice.
Have a Merry Cristmas and a blossoming New year. Vesna

fer said...

Wow! sure is cold. I have only seen that kind of frost on photos. I would like to see them in real life

Mark and Gaz said...

Brrrrr! But the photos do look lovely :)

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you both!

PhotoGirl said...

Those are awesome pictures!!