"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

Hello Friends!

Friends, Romans, countrymen...y'all. Foodies, gardeners, artists and collectors - let's gather together to share and possibly learn a thing or two in the mix.

Donna Baker

Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Iceman Cometh

Looks like the geese are stuck in the center of the pond. They have kept a circle of water clear of ice, but would not walk on the ice to come for food. The wild ducks walked around on the icy surface of the pond without fear, but my geese are really chickens.

I counted 31 deer this morning, waiting for me to feed them corn. They wait for me in the morning and evening. I cannot fail them. The little yearlings just stare. My son says I am mother nature, but I am much kinder; I think I have to try and save the world. Up on our rooftop, it sounds like the deer are jumping around with all the ice melting and falling off.

Looks like fun? Not for me and the other states that are suffering from an ice storm. This is one of our Aristocrat Pear trees. Luckily, we received about 3/4 of an inch of ice and thankfully, did not lose our electricity. Last ice storm, it was out for 8 days. No heat, no TV or internet, the list is too long to write here. It is a nightmare, not to mention the millions of trees and branches that were down. To all those suffering with outages, I feel your pain.


  1. Wow, your pics are so pretty, but I'm sure my friend in Kentucky isn't thinking so without power. Thanks for your sweet comments. I always enjoy these and you've made my day!! Hope you are having a great day, Theresa

  2. Beautiful photos.
    I love those deer.

  3. Hola Donna:
    My language is spanish. I will add option to traslate :)
    Thanks for your nice comment in my blog.
    My parents have a bistró in the south of my country.
    I live in Santiago and here is summer.
    My husband made the marmalade, but he bought cherries in the market because i have a litle courtyard to have more trees.
    I don´t know speak or write in other language but i can read in english :)
    Thanks for follow my blog like that feel that world is very small.

  4. Hi Donna, I've nominated you for an award!

  5. Donna what beautiful picures of the deer and ducks, I wish I could feed everything...lol
    Your a lady after my own heart, isn't Mother Nature wonderful !
    Stay warm and dry....


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