Sometimes I feel like a lush. I’m unemployed now – sort of. I’m a writer, and I write from my little cabin on the bayou. But I’d previously had “real” jobs since I was seventeen years old. Even when I was a stay-at-home mom, I had a job to do every day – a reason to get a move on. Now (as always), words compel me to get out of bed – they pester me until I give them their say.
Today I send these words to you from a frosty Louisiana. I was hunkering down by the fire, listening to an old Cheap Trick song, (Did anyone else have a crush on Tom Peterssen? He blew me a kiss at a concert when I was fifteen – talk about swoon!) contemplating where I would hang this picture or that, when I glanced out the living room window, and there before me was a wondrous sight. The trees were glistening, the product of a rain that had been present for several days. Only today, the dewy drops had magically transmuted into ice.
Ice is so much more regal than water.
An ice storm in Louisiana – oh, this winter soul was in heaven! I grabbed my raincoat and rushed outside to look more closely at the gift that Mother Nature had surreptitiously bestowed upon my corner of the world.
Life is not a linear equation. It’s not mathematical and logical. It’s a dance. Sometimes slow and methodical, like a waltz. Sometimes a headbanging good time, like a Cheap Trick concert. Sometimes it’s movement from here to there and sometimes it’s swaying in the same place over and over, like the ebb and flow of the tide.
Today it dances before me in the form of an ice storm and invites me to join in the beauty.
Come with me, y’all. Dance to this magnificent song called Life.
Love these! We still have not experienced any snow, but I was happy to capture a few good shots of the ice too. It really is beautiful.
No snow here yet, either….but winter is still young, right? ❤
Who knew that regal ice could be so beautiful? 🙂
I kind of had a feeling….ever since I first saw snow when I was ten. ❤
Such a lovely post… Really amazing images, as well.
Why thank you, FeyGirl! ❤
El Guapo said:
Ice storms are best viewed through a window from a warm room, with a cup of hot chocolate in hand.
Beautiful pictures and thoughts, Stacy.
Yes, you are right, as always, Guap. Though I took my camera with me, I didn’t dillydally out there! ❤
maria hunter said:
“Ice is so much more regal than water”
Many thanks, Maria. How can I visit you? Do you have a blog? ❤
Lovely thoughts, Stacy Lyn. Beauty is all around us if we have the eyes to see. And I am dancing with you! xx
Oh, I knew you would be, Karen. You always perceive the beauty all around us. ❤
Really gorgeous! Usually ice on trees and bushes is accompanied by the dreadful sound of cracking wood and devastation, but I’m glad you say the camellias are no worse off.
I did notice a few downed trees, but luckily, we did not lose power. Ice is such a rarity down here! ❤
I love the ice on the flowers. LA is one of the few places it happens.
And it rarely happens even here, but it is so beautiful. The camellias don’t seem to mind. ❤