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Monday, January 27, 2014

Macro Monday {Frozen}

When I got up on Friday, January 24, 2014, I was feeling miserable and very sick with a sinus infection (allergies finally got the best of me). When I walked into the kitchen, I suddenly noticed the world was icy. There were rivers of frozen rain upon the windows.

In spite of feeling awful, I threw on my coat, grabbed my camera, went outside and everything crunched. For some odd reason, I thought of my sister-in-law and warned myself to be extremely careful. (My sister-in-law who lives much further north slipped on ice/snow several weeks ago and broke her arm). I took a brief look at the land and I feared for all the bluebonnet plants. Let us hope they survived. Anyway, I took a few pictures of our farmhouse table which was loaded with frozen rain before I had to call it quits.

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Shot with my macro lens

Those are actually raindrops frozen in their tracks.

I went inside to change lens and then back outside.

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Shot with my wide angle lens.

By the way, I went back outside around 10:30am and the world was still frozen. I checked the temperature and it said 28 degrees (Fahrenheit). It did eventually get above freezing; but, it only reached 37 degrees before it started to get colder. Yes, it went below freezing again overnight. This is extremely unusual for us to see ice or snow down this far south in Texas. The last time we saw snow or ice hereabouts was back in 2011.