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So much beauty! So much winter. Such a shimmering world. If only the sun would come out! I’m so conflicted.

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But our trees aren’t. We have a lot – a lot – of broken limbs to clean up when it finally thaws. They just weren’t able to bend enough under all that weight. I’m going to be sad to see how they all look in the spring.

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About Jennie Cooper

I'm the mother of eight children, the wife of a retired soldier, and a newly minted farmer. I spend my days fairly productively, home educating our children, raising large quantities of food for several families, and volunteering in our community. I read entire novels a page at a time in the comfort of my bathroom. I tell people I'm Catholic just because they find it so shocking. I think there's nothing so exciting as a thunderstorm coming in. It doesn't bother me at all that my dog barks outside my bedroom window all night. And I rather enjoy being 40. I didn't think I would, but 40 is pretty good.

4 thoughts on “Frozen

  1. Barbara

    Before winter came, I read (Farmer’s Almanac) that we should expect above average precipitation and below average temperatures. I even bought some extra winter gear and thought I was ready. I never expected storm after storm, and, almost, no break in temperatures.

    We got mostly snow in this last storm, with a layer of ice on top. No loss of power, thank goodness, and just the nuisance of mountains of snow everywhere and difficulty driving. Columbus is just far enough south (though certainly IN the north) to not be very good at snow removal (although an inefficient city government is certainly at fault). The streets here are probably what you might expect in Louisville. Our suburban streets are great, but get into the city of Columbus and not a plow has touched the streets. It’s so ridiculous. I would hope all this practice would get the crews really good at their jobs, but I think they are hunkered down waiting for winter to end.

    So sorry about your trees. We’ve been through that — at least it’s firewood for next year. I’m glad you didn’t go into labor. 😉

    1. Beckie R.

      I love the pictures! I absolutely love ice-encrusted nature. Around here, the utility wires are sporting ice-beards and when the sun shines on the branches of the trees it is breathtaking. When Maddie saw it yesterday she exclaimed, “Mommy, look at all of the fairies!”

  2. KristyB

    We had damage to one tree, but other than that we’re okay. Still, as Barbara said, I’m so tired of storm after storm after storm! Hope things look better soon. Though the ice *is* pretty 🙂

  3. annmarie

    You and Kirsten are posting some amazing pictures of your area. I just commented on a post of hers that she needs to frame some of hers and I think the same of yours. I have pictures hanging all over my house of various landscapes from various places we’ve lived and they always make me so happy to look at. Anyway, you could probably sell your photos, they are that pretty. I hope you don’t have too much damage to them when the ice melts. We lived in the northeast for a long time and I was always pleasantly surprised how trees and plants bounced back come spring.


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