A hint of Jack Frost! (Wordless Wednesday)

Christmas Countdown 20

Gotta love them balls! (Travel Theme: Balls)

When visiting Niagara Falls one spring break, as gob-smacking as the fall themselves where, the mist from the falls that had frozen on anything and everything around the falls was just as fascinating.

Most intriguing were the ice-balls that had formed on top of so many of the plants immediately above the falls on the boardwalk. Mother natures very own cake pops!

Balls is this week’s fun Travel Theme from Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack.




Drop (Wordless Wednesday)









Drip, Drip (Monochrome Monday)

The silver-lining to snow having frozen to any foliage it had fallen onto, is watching it slowly melt. Drip by drip, drop by drop, it’s as if it was never there.


And given we were at the bottom of the driveway, unable to drive up due to the amount of ice covering it, there was plenty of time to watch the melting, lol.






Life’s delicate balancing act (Macro Monday)

After how beautiful thick snowfall last weekend, we were pleasantly surprised to see there was still snow on the trees the following morning. Normally the overnight winds would have ensured there was snow only on the ground by morning.


What we hadn’t appreciated until we attempted to drive up our driveway was that cold temperatures overnight had frozen the snow to whatever surface it covered. The driveway becoming a sheet of ice.

It took my very persistent son and I half an hour of shattering and scrapping the ice before we made it up the driveway – it was NOT pretty. When we did finally made it I don’t know if we more relieved or shocked, lol!





Winter Birds in a Winter Wonderland (WPC: Against the Odds)

This was one of those rare moments that not only was the scenery simply glorious I… a) noticed the birds in the bottom left-hand corner in this small creek, b) my camera was in the car, and c) my husband kept the car still whilst I took the photo!


Considering how well the stars aligned for this photo it seemed very fitting for the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge of Against the Odds – a photo both of an unlikely occurrence and a shot you never thought you’d get!






Icy Details (A Photo a Week Challenge: Details)

For something so natural and so totally random, the details in icicles always fascinate me. These were the icicles we discovered hanging on the side of Niagara Falls as we walked the tunnels underneath. They looked as cold as we felt.


Details is this week’s word from Nancy Merrill and her A Photo a Week Challenge.






Different Stage of H2O (Wordless Wednesday)








CAREFUL as you go! (WPC)

With each step we took as we wandered around Niagara Falls, the ice formed from the mist coming off the falls had has being extremely CAREFUL… this week’s Daily Post challenge word.

Careful where you walk!

Not that this ice stopped us at all as it was quite amazing, although at the same time surreal, seeing so many everyday objects encased in ice. It was certainly slow going but most definitely worth the effort!





No earthquakes please (OWPC)

Earthquake is this week’s weather word from Jennifer Nichole-Wells and her One Word Photo Challenge.

Every so often we hear there’s been an earthquake off the Alaskan Coast. With that comes both tsunami and avalanche warnings. With all these mountains surrounding us, sadly so much could happen with not only the snow but all that ice!

No earthquakes please

Fortunately there have been no massive tremors close to land, only minor ones. Yet oddly, I’ve never felt a single bump here. Actually, I’ve felt more rumbles from earthquakes living in Australia than I have living here near Alaska!