People like to tease us in Tennessee for shutting everything down for winter storms but we have enough sense not to drive on a solid sheet of ice no matter how hard we get teased. Shutting everything down affords the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of a world of ice crystals. We save gas not driving on ice and we spend time enjoying the magnificent sight of a landscape of glistening diamonds. It won’t last long so we must enjoy it while we can. The temperature will be back up this week end and the wonderful, magical crystal and diamond world will be gone.
The bare limbs of the trees twist and turn as they spiral toward a blue winter sky. The blue sky defies the bitter cold on a cold blustery day. These trees are on the grounds of the Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
As the winter moves on it is a wonder to see the bare branches reflecting in the water. Spring will soon be here and these leafless winter trees will be forgotten as fresh new green takes over. But for now they peacefully hang over the water calmly reflecting in the surface and on the ice.
Vivaldi’s Spring seemed appropriate music to go with all the ice formations lining the walls of the roadways surrounding Nashville. The ice formations were quite spectacular during the polar vortex. Hopefully, spring is on the way. I’ve had enough cold for one year!