LIFE'S BETTER IN THE MOUNTAINS

Monday, December 30, 2013

Really Cold Water




Our daughter flew down from Wisconsin to spend Christmas with us.  While our weather was a bit cooler than normal, most days were sunny.  And with the unusually cold weather in WI, our days seemed almost balmy.  Our daughter remarked that it was wonderful to go outside with a jacket rather than a heavy coat and scarf.

We drove through the mountains and stopped at one of her favorite places, Looking Glass Falls.  The mountains kept the waterfall in shade and the areas surrounding were covered with ice from the mist.


 
This view is from the road.  We decided not to walk down to the damp cold.
 


 
 
The trees were beginning to get some sun to melt the ice on their branches.

Further downstream we saw several fishermen wading and casting in the cold, cold water.  Brave souls they are.


This morning our daughter arrived in Milwaukee to a welcoming temperature of minus 4.  She already misses sunny North Carolina.

Here's hoping your last few days of 2013 are bringing you good weather, happiness and great joy.


11 comments:

NanaNor's said...

How wonderful to have your daughter home. We haven't had temps that low in a week but I know how cold that is. Today is sunny and nice out.
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Big hugs, Noreen

Carolina Linthead said...

We're below freezing and getting a few snow flurries here in central OH, but not too bad. We really enjoyed our time with relatives in the Hickory area over Christmas! There were sheep...
Happy New Year!

KB Bear said...

If it were truly cold in NC, that waterfall would freeze into a beautiful sculpture. Now, aren't you just hoping for some sub-zero weather? :)

It's amazing to have a view of a waterfall like that one from the road!

Arkansas Patti said...

Funny how cold is relative. I remember the coldest I have ever been was a November in Florida when it was a balmy by most standards 39 degrees. All what we are used to and dressed for I guess.
So glad you were able to offer your daughter a bit of relief from the serious cold of WI. A nice lure to bring her back.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Sounds like a wonderful visit! The falls are gorgeous….from the warmth of a heated car. :)

troutbirder said...

Happy New Year, Carolyn. Minus fifteen here two night ago. We're going to try an island on the Gulf Coast soon. :)

robin andrea said...

Really glad to know your daughter had a few days of respite there in sunny North Carolina. I've been reading about the cold blast in Minnesota and Wisconsin and it doesn't sound good at all. Hope the weather everywhere returns to its more pleasant averages, and the new year begins with gentle comforts.

Ginnie said...

Happy New Year and to Lucy, too.

kks said...

happy new year to you!
xoxo

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

What a nice holiday treat to have family visit and surely brighten Christmas. Our best wishes to you and yours for the best in the New Year.

Jayne said...

Wishing you a beautiful, peaceful 2014 my friend... xoxo