Sunday, January 13, 2013

From mundane to magical

Our cold, dry spell continues, so this morning it was "all hands on deck" for chores. It was time to drag out heated buckets, stock tank heaters and a heat bulb for the henhouse, along with the usual mucking of stalls and feeding of furry, fleecy and feathered dependents.

When all the work was completed, I pulled off an insulated glove and pulled out my camera. We don't have as much hoarfrost up here on the hill as there is on the valley floor where most of the freezing fog settled, but there is enough to transform the mundane into magical. (Blogger's biggified "slideshow" feature kicks in when you click on a photo.)


Time to bundle up again and go hand-walk my horse – carefully. He's feeling very cooped up and frisky, but the frozen footing poses risks.

That's it for today from . . .

16 comments:

Jean said...

For a second I thought that 3 rd pic was red licorice! Gorgeous!

Mama Pea said...

You must have a lot more moisture in the air than we do. We rarely see frost like that. Beautiful pictures!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Such lovely designs!! Please - blow your cold air over this way!! We should get rain between today and most of the day tomorrow and it'll get cooler as the week progresses!! It's 73° today!! Feels yucky with the humidity!
Stay warm!

Tombstone Livestock said...

Great photos, cold but great.

Deb W said...

I don't think I have ever seen a frozen spiderweb - incredible!!!

sheepsclothing said...

nice photos! ice crystals sure do make everything look fancy, don't they?

Ruth Dixon said...

Even beautified hay twine! Lots of frost here this morning also.

Michelle said...

Thanks, Jean!

Michelle said...

Yes, quite a bit of moisture in the air – which makes it feel colder than it is.

Michelle said...

I'm not sure I want to share, Suzan; it's kind of nice to have the mud frozen solid!

Michelle said...

Fortunately, my cold-weather gear is up to it. :-)

Michelle said...

They ARE cool. :-)

Michelle said...

That's a good way to put it, Denise!

Michelle said...

Poor little frosty lambies!

thecrazysheeplady said...

So so pretty!

farmlady said...

Do be careful! Winter is so beautiful but it does have its hazards. You and your horse stay safe.