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Monday, December 3, 2007

Flake By Flake, Drip By Drip

The storm began yesterday with snow flurries that turned into squalls. Then came sleet and more snow. By this morning a layer of ice had been added, followed by more flurries...

It may still be autumn on the calendar, but it is winter by feel and experience. During one of the lulls early this afternoon, I went out into the yard and captured this tiny icicle on the tip of a rhododendron leaf. That’s the same rhododendron whose flowers I almost missed this past spring. The contrast between the two seasons is sharp, but they each have their own stunning beauty.

4 comments:

purpleronnie said...

Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I am cold just reading this!

Pink Granite said...

Hi Ronnie -
I hope that our winter sends some cooling feelings to your summer - and vice versa!!!
;o)
- Lee

tonya said...

lovely photo

Pink Granite said...

Thanks Tonya!
In the days just before the storm, I realized I hadn't been out snapping pictures as much as I used to. So this was a perfect opportunity to get back in the swing of things.
;o)
- Lee