After the Storm #2

I had a bit of a writing hangover this morning after my big weekend, so I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to make words today. But after some journaling, breakfast, and a bit of yoga, I revived. Lots of business things to catch up on during the daylight hours, but after filling the (very empty) feeders this afternoon, I got back to work. I can feel the end of this book coming. It’s getting exciting.

Last week we had two storms. It feels hard to believe now that the weather is so mild, but I gather we’re back to below-freezing nighttime temps from Wednesday onwards. That’s good news for the local orchards.

Here’s the ice that’s but a memory, now.

Icy pondscape.


The invisible monster’s frozen lair.


This is my favorite.




The birdie buffet frozen over, and a visiting downy woodpecker.


Obviously our baffle game is less than strong.


Hmmm. Probably should have brought this inside back in October!


Crystal bath.


One of the oak leaf hydrangea leaves from a few weeks ago that got iced over.


Not-so-burning bush.


Chain of ice. Love this.



January 23rd Words

Journal: 440  words

Long fiction: 2794 words

Short fiction: 0

Non-fiction: 0 words

Blogging: 202 words

Exercise: 20 minutes yoga


4 thoughts on “After the Storm #2”

  1. Adrienne says:

    Beautiful photos, Miss Laura. Is that pond close to your house?

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      You’re so kind, thank you, Adrienne. It is indeed close to my house. I take pictures of it often because it always looks different, day to day. Also, I never had a pond before, and I think it’s cool. 😊

  2. Cynthia Blain says:

    I love taking pictures of nature and was delighted to see your ice photos. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Laura Benedict says:

      I’m so glad you like them, Cynthia. Thank you so much for commenting!

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