Friday, December 30, 2005

Not So Ill After All

They say that it's an ill wind that blows no good, or bodes no good, or something to that effect.

Whatever the exact saying, I couldn't help but think of it today. You see, we've had miserable weather lately: drizzle, freezing rain, that sort of thing. I don't think anybody looks forward to freezing rain, but the results can be quite fetching.

We couldn't help but be impressed by the picturesque beauty of ice on the branches as we drove to the cottage today. Cuppa tried, in vain, to snap pictures from the moving car. This was a difficult challenge for her little camera, so when we stopped for coffee, I hauled mine out of the depths and handed it to her.

This is one result.

icy road

She took this as began to near the cottage, perhaps about twenty to twenty-five minutes out. The branches look more snow covered than ice covered right here, but I suspect that it's a bit of snow over top of a bit of ice. I really like the photo with the winding road, the vehicle up ahead, and the snow/ice on the trees.

We arrived a shortly after noon and the wood stove, about six or seven hours later, now has the cottage up to a relatively comfortable 60°F/15°C. When we arrived it was closer to 45°F/7°C, but we were bustling in and out, unloading the car and cleaning up, so we were fine. Later, we went out for a little snowshoe walk, and that kept us warm too.

On our walk, I took the following photo. It peers through icy branches towards the cottage/house where we stay. Doesn't the cottage look inviting framed within the icy branches?

riverwood cottage

Now, I tell myself to be patient with my slow connection while I upload this. Our relatives, the owners of the estate, will be coming tomorrow, but perhaps I'll be able to find the time to post another pic or two regardless. I'm sure that you await with bated breath.

PS: I know that Cuppa will be also posting some photos, so do check out Brown Betty Brew.



PBS said...

Those are beautiful pictures! It looks a lot like around here.

mreddie said...

Great pics, especially the house framed in icy limbs. ec

Gina said...

Lovely! How could you not have a great time at a place that looks so wonderful?

Heather Plett said...

Looks pretty idyllic! Just the kind of place that makes you want to snuggle up with your beloved and stay warm. Happy New Year!

Dee said...

Looks like a post card. **s**

George Breed said...

Yes, AnvilMan! Lovely photos. The air here in the room is suddenly crisper. I Like the way you framed the cottage in the branches. Good stay!

Anonymous said...

My goodness, it looks so lovely.
Wonderful photos!