2.04.2011

Outage Menagerie

Mother nature did this...


and this...


pretty...


but not here...


I bumped the heat to 80 when the lights started to flicker.

I thought if I bumped the heat and found flashlights that the lights would stay on...
Nope... blackness... aside from the lightning.
Lighting??

Then I had to break out everyone of these... 



It made our house smelled like...
baking pumpkin bread and apple pie at a beach house, next door to a laundry-mat 
that is heavily landscaped with blooming lilac bushes and freshly cut grass.

 I think Yankee should call it "Outage Menagerie"

The next morning we layered and bundled.
Cuddled and snuggled.


She napped and we read...
while I wore a scarf and Michael wore his skullie.


It got too cold and we headed to lunch and to the mall play land.

We packed a bag and made plans to head to a friends...
then the lights (and heat) came back on.

Michael and I joked that we would be terrible pioneers...
while eating Panera.

There is still a lingering odor of cinnamon dusted lilacs.

8 comments:

Kathleen said...

Wow! The shot you have in your thumbnail linky for LEM is stunning - those buds/blossoms perfectly encased in ice!! Great macro. Love your other shots as well!

deb duty said...

Love the third shot! Really pretty. Glad your power came back on!

Tracy said...

Wow, the ice encased blossoms... cool!!

Marla said...

I love the third shot. It's beautiful. :)

Marla @ www.blueskiesphotoblog.com

Tara said...

Gorgeous, ice and trees can make for some beautiful captures. Thanks for linking up.

julie said...

Gorgeous ice shots! Love the one with the red! Stay warm :)

Nicolasa said...

The ice in insane!

Heidi said...

What a lovely documentary. These are beautiful and the post describing your adventures is just perfect.