Friday, December 28, 2012

Tannenbaum, O, Tannenbaum

 Late Christmas night just before going to bed, I removed the lights from the outdoor tree lest they be frozen there all winter.  Preparation for the storm.

And the wind came, and the snow came, and night.  In the morning, air temperature still below freezing, the sun came up and shone upon the tree.  Nature redecorated the tree, and did a marvelously artistic job, a more beautiful after-Christmas tree than the Christmas tree was with all its bright lights.

We are an artistic bunch, mankind.  Yet with all our talent, technology and creativity, we cannot match the delights of the natural wonders with which the Creator of All Things has endowed us.


Vee said...

Beautiful pictures.

Secondary Roads said...

It is indeed a natural wonder. Ice . . . what other substance is more dense in the liquid state than in the solid?

Jacquelineand.... said...

Winter has a stark beauty all it's own...having said that, I hope you stay warm and safe.

vanilla said...

Vee, thanks!

Chuck, can you name one?

Jacquelineand, yes, winter does have its beauty. Hope I can avoid most of it!

Sharkbytes said...

Ah yes, Ice storms in Indiana. I'll take snow any day, instead.

vanilla said...

Shark, not a fan of ice storms. This effect, though, was produced by the snow on upper branches melting and freezing as icicles. I can live with that.