Fire and Ice

12 Dec

When I got home from work yesterday, my beloved camera was home from its cleaning, and sitting outside in the negative temperatures.  I took it inside and by the time I did chores, it was too dark to even take a picture.  Tonight, before I started chores, I took it out to the barnyard.

winter sunset

It’s really sunset by the time I get home.

winter sunset

It’s hard to do anything.

winter sunset

I wanted to take pictures of the huge icicles on the edge of the barn, but they had melted away.  All that was left was a couple of thick chunks of ice on the fence.

ice on fence

There were some new long icicles though.

icicles on barn

Meg just wishes I’d put the camera up and feed her.  Guess that’s understandable in these cold temperatures.  Sadly, I lost one chicken in this early cold snap.

goat looking through fence

Hopefully, we’ll have some more normal temperatures.

All of these are SOOC.

Sharing with Friday’s Fences, Skywatch Friday, SOOC Sunday.

50 Responses to “Fire and Ice”

  1. TexWisGirl December 12, 2013 at 6:11 pm #

    yay for a returned and working camera and for a pretty glow to these shots, too.

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

      It is nice to have it back. I can hardly wait for the weekend!

  2. Jeanne December 12, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    I certainly understand about having your favorite camera back! You got some beautiful pictures! I love the ice with the glow shining through it! – I’m sorry about the loss of your chicken.

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks so much. Sadly, death is also a part of farm life, especially during extreme temperatures.

  3. The Belmont Rooster December 12, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Great post and photos! Huge icicles are really neat. Sorry to hear about your hen…

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      The ones that I wanted to photograph yesterday were even more impressive!

  4. Veralynne December 12, 2013 at 6:41 pm #

    Glad to hear your camera is home…I would love to be able to take pictures like you. Sorry about your chicken…hopefully you won’t loose any more…Happy Thoughts to you!

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 6:53 pm #

      Thanks. It’s always hard on the animals in these extreme temperatures.

  5. genie December 12, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    I now you are a happy camper to have your camera back all clean and ready to go. What an icicle. It is HUGE! You all must be freezing.

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 6:54 pm #

      We were finally a little warmer today. It’s supposed to be cold again, but not quite so bad this weekend. I’m hoping the early cold means an early spring.

  6. eileen December 12, 2013 at 7:05 pm #

    Lovely lighting and captures. Meg is cute, patiently waiting. It has been cold lately, I hope you all stay warm there. Have a happy weekend!

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 7:13 pm #

      Patience is not one of Meg’s strong points, and you can’t hear her demanding me to get her grain. 🙂

  7. tayetofthegoats December 12, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

    Glad your camera is back 🙂 I know how hard it is to use one that isn’t as good as it could be! To bad about your chicken… but that’s just the way farm life works 😦

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm #

      Hope you’re all doing well in the cold. I’m loving all the pictures you’ve been sharing!

  8. sylviakirks December 12, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Beautiful, colorful skies and what a wonderful way to end a day! The icicle is HUGE!! Sorry about the loss of your hen — never easy to lose an animal friend. Always great to have the camera up and ready!! Thanks for sharing the beauty of your world!!

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 8:28 pm #

      Glad you stopped by. Losing animals really is a part of life on the farm. Of course, it’s the worst part of it…

  9. storybeader December 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm #

    beautiful macros! I was thinking about the icicles too, but too chicken (sorry) to go out in the freezing weather. I get home just about dark too – so glad I finally got a new lightbulb out on the front stoop! {:-Deb

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm #

      It is so hard to get anything done in these short days. I’ll be glad for the days to get longer.

  10. Jackie December 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Great photos! I hope you get some warmer weather, it is too hard on the animals.

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

      It really is too cold for this early, and it is very hard on the animals. They haven’t had any time to adjust to the cold.

  11. pattisj December 12, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    That last face looks quite content. What a sweetie. I’m sorry to hear about your chicken. Your sunsets and icicles have a wonderful warm glow.

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 9:19 pm #

      Thanks. I wish there were more warmth with the sunshine we’ve had.

  12. Erika December 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    Pretty Pictures. Adorable goat, sorry about your chicken. 😦

    • Teresa December 12, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

      Thanks. Sadly, losing a chicken in such cold temperatures is not uncommon.

  13. DrillerAA December 12, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    I love the ice details. Very nicely captured.

  14. Alica December 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    I’m glad you took your camera for a walk tonight…beautiful pictures!

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 7:36 am #

      Just a quick one, but I couldn’t resist!

  15. Peter B December 12, 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    Wonderful sky shots / great colors! I like the icicle shots too!!

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 7:37 am #

      Thanks, Peter. I was going to try to combine the two if my big ones on the corner of the barn hadn’t melted.

  16. Coloring Outside the Lines December 12, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    I’m glad your camera is good to go. I would be at a loss without mine now. It has become a constant in my life.

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 7:37 am #

      It’s amazing how much you get to depend on having it with you. Truly a great friend!

  17. Karen Seek December 13, 2013 at 12:11 am #

    Hello Teresa — love the beautiful picks and that lil goat is adorable– ohh also let you know I got my fabulous soap today !!!!!!! yeah — good day !!!

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 7:38 am #

      Glad your soap arrived! Hope you like it. 🙂

  18. EG CameraGirl December 13, 2013 at 6:00 am #

    I’m so sorry you lost a chicken due to the cold snap. I love the photo of the icicle on the fence. Now I’ll be looking for something as nice.

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 7:38 am #

      Thanks. I’ve been enjoying all your beautiful photos!

  19. Snap December 13, 2013 at 6:08 am #

    I know you are thrilled to have the camera back. Sorry about the chicken. The icicle on the fence is great as are the sunsets. Stay warm!

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 7:39 am #

      Thanks so much. Winter is really hard on the birds, and chickens seem to be the most fickle.

  20. Marleen December 13, 2013 at 6:18 am #

    Great details of the icicles!

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 7:39 am #

      Thank you, Marleen.

  21. Pat December 13, 2013 at 8:57 am #

    Meg knows what’s important!
    Really, glad you got your camera back. I like your fire and ice photos.

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      Thanks, Pat. It’s good to have it back!

  22. Janis December 13, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    Gorgeous sunset shots. That ice is so thick..will take a long time to melt!!! Hope the temps warm up a bit for you and the barnyard animals!

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 10:10 am #

      Thanks so much! It doesn’t have to be too warm to melt them, just a little bit with a lot of sunshine!

  23. Rose December 13, 2013 at 2:17 pm #

    These are wonderful!

    • Teresa December 13, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

      Thank you so much, Rose.

  24. Robyn December 14, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    Stay warm this weekend, Teresa! Glad you got your camera back. I am toying with the idea of sending mine off to be cleaned.

    Lovely set of winter shots.

    • Teresa December 14, 2013 at 8:12 am #

      After the harvest, it’s just a necessity for me. The bean harvests are really hard on it.

  25. Gemma Wiseman December 16, 2013 at 1:46 am #

    Those icicles are so enchanting hanging from the roof and from the wire in the last photo. Love the goat’s quizzical expression behind it too. Gorgeous photos.

    • Teresa December 16, 2013 at 7:47 am #

      Meg was very much wondering what on earth I was doing when I should have been feeding her!

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