Expecting a wintry mix overnight, but hearing the sound of rain on the windows, I was surprised to wake up to a world covered in ice.
Knowing that the temperatures were headed upwards to 40 degrees today, I wanted to capture this beautiful stage of weather that halted overnight between snow and rain.
Winters in Ohio can be very brown, grey, and just plain drab without snow to brighten things up. With it being unseasonably warm since Christmas, there has been no snow, just rain. So this temporary and fleeting beauty is something to be enjoyed and examined close up.
The icing is just enough to make walking and driving treacherous, but thank goodness, not enough to weigh down trees and power lines.
Even the raspberry patch with it’s red canes, looks lovelier wrapped in ice.
And the ugly pine arrangements I made for the deck and posted about a couple days ago, actually look bedazzled in their icy dressing.
Even as I write this post, the weather has changed to pouring rain, and all too soon, this fleeting beauty of winter will be gone. It’s a good day to stay inside with a warm blanket, hot meal, and a good book or movie.