Frosty Feet

During the recent arctic blast, Reelfoot Lake froze over and ice formed around the base or foot of the Cypress trees which stand out in the water. This usually happens once or twice each winter, and is a beautiful gift of nature that shouldn’t be missed.

“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”  ~Aristotle

“[W]hat a severe yet master artist old Winter is … No longer the canvas and the pigments, but the marble and the chisel.” ~John Burroughs

… Winter is the king of showmen
Turning tree stumps into snowmen …

… And spreading sugar over lakes.
Smooth and clean and frosty white,

The world world looks good enough to bite …
~Ogden Nash

“Winter giveth the fields, and the trees so old, their beards of icicles and snow.”  ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If you listen carefully, the silence is beautiful.”  ~Unknown

Surrounded by snow and ice

After a wintry cold spell, we once again visited Reelfoot Lake this past weekend and were amazed by the beautiful ice and snow formations surrounding the cypress trees.

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently?  And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, ‘Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.'”  ~Lewis Carroll (Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland)

Hoarfrost

On one of my morning walks last week, I noticed these feathery ice crystals covering the blades of grass along the road.  They created quite an interesting, magical little world of their own.

“That’s the whole problem with science. You’ve got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.”  ~Bill Watterson

Imprints

“The important people in our lives leave imprints. They may stay or go in the physical realm, but they are always there in your heart, because they helped form your heart. There’s no getting over that.” ~Rachel Cohn

Snow day

Earlier this week, we got 13.5 inches of snow within a twenty-four hour time period.  Fortunately, snow doesn’t generally last long around here.  It’s up in the 40’s today and it is suppose to be in the 60’s early next week.  I’ve always been told that if you don’t like the weather in West Tennessee, just wait a couple of days, and it will change. So true!  Here are a few photos that I took on our “snow day” walk down our country road.

“A snow day literally and figuratively falls from the sky, unbidden, and seems like a thing of wonder.”  ~Susan Orlean