I’m so glad that the mini ice storm we had yesterday was just that, very mini. It is so odd to go outside and hear the trees rattling in the breeze. It all sounds so different, but NOTHING like the last time when we felt like we were listening to the war as the trees cracked and broke and smashed to the ground.
Instead, the string of LED lights we have on the back porch provided us with something stunning to look out in the early morning.
It’s really hard to photograph such bright lights in the dawn’s early light. But you can see how the little icicles that formed on the string pick up the glow of light from the light they are hanging off. So very very cool. I think that this is the effect that the “icicle lights” would like to give and don’t.
By the way, I hasten to explain that these are not Christmas decorations in this application. Many years ago we discovered that if we strung mini lights up around the back porch they were even more effective than a bug light as a porch light. Each individual light is small enough that it doesn’t attract swarms of bugs. They are all away from the door. So when you go out at night, you get plenty of illumination and you don’t have 900,000 moths and mosquitoes following you in.
I have had a most amusing morning indeed. My email contained numerous items that made me laugh heartily. Laughter is always good. Jim is watching the 49ers game, which he does not know how turns out (although I do)(Tee hee). I am completing a couple of potholders I created a couple of days ago and then I will address myself to the little quilted piece I made yesterday in my quilting class. It needs to be backed, quilted and bound. Later on we will go visit some of our good friends and Jim will learn to smoke cheese and we and the group of people we are spending the afternoon with will have a very good time.
May all your ice storms be small and beautiful, and may your day be amusing and pleasant.