Monday, January 15, 2007

Ice, Ice, Baby

We are in the midst of an ice storm here in upstate NY. Our power was out for an hour this morning and I suspect it could go down again, as the lines are a bit "sensitive" out here, even when there is no weather drama. Our satellite just came back up but that is sensitive too so I will make this short. I took a walk this morning and while the atmosphere was lovely and inspiring, there were a few moments when I worried about my survival. Ice covered tree branches were crashing to the ground all around me and about a mile from home, the icy rain really picked up and even the gravel shoulders became slippery. I made it home though and now feel justified in sitting in a nice comfy chair and knitting and/or reading for the rest of the day.

The kids are home from school, the house is a mess (which I am ignoring), and while I had planned to get back into the studio today, clearly it will have to wait until tomorrow. I am actually disappointed to have to wait another day and I am really disappointed that I will probably not make it to the figure drawing class tonight. So these are good signs that my break is over and that it is time to get back to painting.

Unless the old tree next to the house decides to come crashing down on our roof. That would be a distraction. Heh.


meno said...

Oh i love these pictures. We had an ice storm when i was a child in Virginia. I picked ice leaves off the magnolia tree and saved them in the freezer.

Anonymous said...

I never knew there was such a thing as ice storms! Beautiful pics, I looked at them for ages.

Thank you for adding my new blog to your list too, was rapt to find it.

Tracy said...

Thanks, Meno. I forgot to credit Doug for these. I made him go out and get a few good shots of the ice. I liked the ice on the branches-it was all sparkly, even with no sun.

Lauren, glad to put up your new link, took me awhile! And I am glad you enjoyed the pictures. While ice storms are beautiful they sure can be nasty too. We got the tail end of a very bad one.

Chris Rywalt said...

Is it just me, or does that first photo look like a Steven LaRose painting?

And today he posted a photo of Vanilla Ice. Coincidence? I think not!

Steven LaRose said...

I wish I could paint like that.

Tracy said...

Well you're on to us, Chris. Steven and I are 'N Sync. HAHAHAHA. Every night we email each other to figure out how to coordinate our posts;-)