ice storm redux

Dec 11
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

We have had two snow/freezing rain/ice storms this month, and another is bearing down on us even as I type. This is a picture from the first one, of part of a grape vine coated with ice on the driveway.

I love having weather, but only if I have a good safe, warm place to watch it from. Aerin and I were admiring the ice coated branches of the basket willow outside the kitchen window this morning, and she mentioned the soft quiet snow that piles up in tiny clouds and puffs on each branch of the trees in the windless storms. There are moments when I feel as though I am doing exactly the right thing with this child, if she both notices and appreciates something like that, and can describe it so beautifully.