Thursday, January 22, 2009

Out for a Drive

Last weekend we had a little snow up in the mountains not far from our house. Here's the thing.... every true Southerner is totally enchanted by snow, we get downright giddy over it. So when there is snow to be found, you load up in the 4-wheel drive and go look at it.

First we came to a small frozen reservoir.


Then we crossed a little creek and started to climb the mountain.

Near the top we stopped at an old rock quarry,



And marveled at the sheets of icicles hanging from the rock faces.


We marveled some more....

Still marveling....

My little scientist decided he needed a sample of the ice. Yes, he is standing on a sheet of solid ice. I am grateful that we did not have to end up with a trip to the ER.


The woods are lovely, dark and deep....
(I love that poem)


Of course there is a dark side to the beauty of ice and snow. As the owner of this vehicle found out.... the hard way. Luckily no one was seriously injured.



We ended the day cleaning off the mud and muck. I definitely had the better end of this event. Inside with the heater :-)

20 comments:

Christy said...

What beautiful ice pictures! I love frozen waterfalls.

Jody Blue said...

even those of us who live in the land of snow and ice for months every year love the snow -- its the cold that makes most whine. Your pictures are so pretty, thanks for taking us along on the field trip!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Snow looks just as lovely there as it does here...lovelier in fact! Thanks for your visit and sweet comment...much appreciated.

cityfarmer said...

i'd like to jump in your car and take a ride

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Your words on getting excited about snow made me laugh because that is exactly how we are. We live in west Texas and it hardly ever snows. In fact we are under a burn ban because we have not had any moisture. Loved the photos!Have a wonderful weekend, blessings, Kathleen

C Maisy said...

Your pics are BEAUTIFUL!!!!
You are lucky to have that beauty close.
Thanks for sharing the pics!

Liane said...

Wow- those pictures are amazing! We're still under a blanket of snow here - it makes everything look so pretty.
Thanks for sharing your adventure with us.
Have a great weekend!
--Liane

p.s. I'm jealous for your mixer :o)

Sandy said...

brrrr, but awesome photos! i agree the heater sounds good! :)

Meggie said...

Beautiful photos, Rhonda! The frost and snow aren't as enchanting in western PA but I certainly enjoy it from time to time. So glad you weren't in the vehicle that flipped. Have a great weekend!

Kasey said...

wow, beautiful photos.

Pony Girl said...

Beautiful day! Glad you enjoyed the icy snowy day and that everyone was safe and warm at the end! ;)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Amazing pics!!

Phyllis said...

How beautiful...but I would have broken my neck!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I've never seen a frozen waterfall! That is absolutely beautiful :)

Hugs,
Dena

Kathleen from Eggs In My Pocket and Yesteryear Embroideries said...

What pretty pictures! except for the unfortunate accident. Stay warm, blessings, Kathleen

Back Through Time said...

I love the frozen waterfall! Glad the people in the suv were OK.
Looks like a wonderful time together!
Michelle

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those ice shots are amazing. I loved the snow we had last week. We got about 2 inches I think. I grew up in Michigan, so I really do miss all of that snow....
Hugs,
Penny

cityfarmer said...

are you alive or frozen??

BittersweetPunkin said...

Neat pictures Rhonda!

We are having some snow right now...I hope we get LOTS.

Hugs,
Robin

Cottage Contessa said...

Oh sweetie, stop teasing me!! lol What a lovely drive you had to see that BEAUTIFUL COLD SNOW! It's so hot here that the snow starting melting in the pictures as I was admiring them! Wishing you a wonderful weekend Rhonda!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

PS..your little boy is growing up so much, so fast, and he's absolutely gorgeous!