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I intend on "trying" to live a life that is about: not putting in my mouth things that are bad for me or have come from an animal that was treated cruely while alive on this earth and during slaughter, creating lasting fond memories for my children and grandchildren, adventure, challenging myself, respect others regardless of species, race, color or creed, taking risks, having fun, being grateful, respecting myself & my body, being authentically myself, taking responsibility for my actions, being proactive, being a problem solver, taking action, introspection, transition, change, honesty, growth, loving & helping others, having integrity, doing my best, being easy on myself, enjoying this world, becoming well read, seeing the wonder of it all and never allowing fear to hold me back!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Ice............the beauty and the beast!

Beauty!

(from my camera and yard)
Click on images to see~WOW!




Crystals!









Darling!


This is both beauty and beast. This is my River burch bent over touching the ground!




Husband, inside my downed River burch!


Wife, again, inside my downed tree!



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Beast!
(from my camera and yard)







One of my co-workers offered up her husband to come to my house and cut up and haul away the trees! They had to make 3 trips! Soooooooooooooo sweet! Thank you Lori! That was the most thoughtful thing ever! I am speechless!













I feel so naked!

Turns out I might not those that one tree! We will see!







18 comments:

georgie said...

geesh i know first hand the beauty and the beast of an ice storm...we were devesatated last yr by an ice storm that had us without power and all sleeping in the den around the fireplace for warmth...

Glad to hear you have power stay safe

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

What a mix, those lovely shots of ice covered branches and berries, and then the devastation of the lost trees. I am so very sad for your trees.

It is unfortunate, and heartbreaking to lose something that you have grown for so long. I have a nasty feeling that you are not going to be the only one who loses plants. So sorry.

Jen

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Sure hope that cute little squirrel can find the nuts he buried in November!

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

ann said...

THAT POOR LITTLE SQUIRREL.AND MAMA AND DADDY CARDINAL.AW---------.BLESS YOUR HEART TO GET HELP IN THAT MESS.BLESS YOUR FRIENDS.I HATE TO TELL YOU THIS,BUT IT WAS 73 DEGREES HERE IN TEXAS YESTERDAY,BUT A COLD FRONT IS COMING IN NOW.AROUND 30.HOPEFULLY NO ICE.TEXANS NEVER GET ENOUGH EXPERIENCE DRIVING IN IT TO DO ANYTHING BUT SLIDE...ANN

Dana and Daisy said...

YOur birch might stand back up when the ice melts. Mine did that last year too. It was touching the ground with the top of the branches, but then it just sprung back up. My pines had to be staked and tied up though.

That looks like a Bradford Pear in the front yard? They are so bad about breaking. Is that your white house with the picket fence? It is so cute I love it! It reminds me of my great-grandma's house.

Jeanne said...

Came by from Mamarazzi's place -- I'm so jealous of your beautiful pix -- but I don't envy your ice!

Janie said...

Girl. Be careful out there!

Beki said...

UGH!! I know that feeling. We had an ice storm take out my oak tree last year. Stay warm, and sorry bout the trees.

DesertHen said...

Ice can be so beautiful and so damaging all at the same time. The photos of the squirrel and birds are so lovely....but the photos of your poor trees are so sad! What a kind coworker you have....so glad someone was able to help you with the clearing of the trees. I hope your last tree will be okay.

(((Hugs)))

I have taken a break from baking to read a few blogs....=)

Gail said...

Ice is as bad as a tornado sometimes. We had lost several trees to ice two years ago and then the tornado in the spring. I don't know if we will ever get it cleaned up.
You have a good neighbor!

Tracey said...

Glad you can take the time to see the beauty too! What a wonderful friend to come help you with the trees.
Merry Christmas!
Tracey

Jeannelle said...

Oh, my goodness....I am sorry to see the damage to your trees and shrubs. But, your earlier close-up photos of the ice are amazing and beautiful! Good job! Take care!

tammy said...

Wow. So beautiful. I've never seen anything like it. So sad about your tree though. We lost my favorite tree to frost one year. That's what happens in AZ.

Tranquility said...

Oh my... those ice covered tree photos are beautiful! I especially love the one with the little red berries.

It looks like you had quite a storm!

A New England Life said...

Heidi,

Your photo's are amazing! I know just what you've been through. If I never see another ice storm it wouldn't be too soon!

You have to love the goodness of friends and neighbors. I knew someone would help you out.

Merry Christmas!

Sharon : )

Megan and Jonathan said...

I love the bird pics! Kind of wish I was there to participate in the winter chaos :)

Fadil Wimala said...

what a pity.. the trees were beautiful..

Polish Diary said...

looks lovely - but in what part of the country are you?