Ice Storm

Kansas 2015

Winter storm Cara hit the plains on Thanksgiving 2015, bringing many inches of rain with below freezing temperatures, creating an ice-encased wonderland. Feeding cattle was difficult, but Nature's beauty may have made up for the challenges.

Now THAT'S a "frozen pie!" COW PIE!

This is not supposed to be a water feature.

Nature's Power

Sometimes I only see the difficulties in what Nature has given me. Ice makes walking dangerous, trees lose their limbs often causing power outages and the cattle still need fed. But the beauty of the ice sculptures today drew my attention away from my frustrations.

For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater.

Isaiah 55:10-11

Winter is a difficult season at its best! But ranch work still needs done. When others are snuggled on the couch with a day off school, ranchers are bundling up to head outside to take care of cattle who depend on us. For more info:

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  • pegandawl

    Beautiful photographs!

  • DebbieLB

    Thanks, @pegandawl ! I was freezing my hands off--my shutter wouldn't click because my fingers must not have felt like skin!!

  • pegandawl

    Oh my goodness, I believe it, but completely with it!

  • tbyrnes

    Beautiful and thick! That ice looks intense.

  • FilippoSalvioni

    Beautiful story and pics 👏🏻

  • password_quilt

    wonderful pics und and great story❣

  • living_barefoot

    Many difficulties with all that ice but... Dome kind of magic!

  • kapowder

    Wow, what a sight!