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Monday, January 20, 2014

Icy Cascade behind our Home

We haven't had much snow so far this winter---but it has been COLD.   I walked outside on Saturday afternoon and took some pictures of the iced-over cascade behind our home.  Hope you enjoy these photos today!   (Wish I had SNOW pictures to share---but no such luck!!!)  But --the ice is a nice change!!!!

The first four photos show all of the ripples....  If you look long enough at some of these photos, you can make out designs!!!!!!   Be sure to click on the photos for enlargements.

I love this one showing the ripples as they flow down those rocks.  I can imagine the water flowing here ---and it just STOPS when it freezes... It's like it is 'frozen in time'.

Here  is a close-up of the photo above...  Amazing ripples and designs,  isn't it????

Here it is EVEN closer.... Just amazing!  OH---the things I have learned to LOVE now that I love taking photos (especially macros)! You can see so much more in detail.

These next two photos show some of the icicles.

This is one of my favorite shots --showing the icicles...  Looks like we are in a cave looking at the stalactites....

Here  is a little left-over snow sitting on top of the ice.

You can see the back of our home from here....  We can actually see this cascade from our home ---and it's fun to watch after a hard rain, and of course,  after a very cold spell. (Can you see the smoke coming from our chimney????)

I zoomed in toward the house a little in this photo.  You can see the smoke a little better in this photo.   (That round thing in our backyard is the top of our birdbath.  It will crack if it gets ice in it in the winter, so we turn it over to keep the water out.  I do have a heated birdbath on the deck for the birds in winter.)

Finally, here's a photo showing the entire cascade....  I love the way those rocks are formed ---making it truly a nice little waterfall  (our own of course)... ha

Have a wonderful day.   I have been knee deep into Family History... SO interesting!  BUT--I'm taking a break from that today --while we travel to the SMOKIES to do some hiking.  Maybe we'll see a little snow there --since we aren't getting any here at home!!!!

Stay warm.  There's another frigid cold front coming through on Tuesday --but no snow I don't think, other than flurries. We're getting the horribly cold temperatures this winter --but no snow... Boo Hiss!!!! ha