Yesterday we woke up to an icy fairyland. A winter ice storm had hit and everything was covered in a layer of glistening ice.
The sun wasn't fully over the horizon or these would have been blinding!
The bird netting that we had used in the garden was an intricate icy lace.
And unfortunately our White Pines were badly damaged. What a mess! We are thinking of having them taken down and this may be just the circumstance to make us finally decide to get rid of them.
Fortunately the roads were not bad, it was above freezing, and although our power went off a few times for a couple minutes each time, we never lost it completely.
I am busy finishing up goodies for the rest of our food gifts, more cinnamon raisin bread, home made marshmallows and other treats. So much to do and so very little time!
I don't think I'm going to make it all the way to Christmas with my posts. I see many of you signing off to spend time with your loved ones, and I think that is a great idea!
I will leave you with a photo of my grandmother's beautiful nativity set, don't forget to take time to thank God for his many gifts, the greatest of these being that he sent Jesus to give us hope and grace and forgiveness :>)
♥ Merry Christmas to all my dear friends far and near! ♥