On ice

Last weekend was glorious!

Sun, dancing diamonds on the iced over lake

And a sky that made the heart sing for joy!

A perfect day for an adventure…

Some brave souls drove their cars out onto the ice and started a barbecue.

“Look! They’ve got a living room on ice!” the anklebiters squealed in delight.

Others slept in the sun while skaters swished by.

Children pretended they were knights jousting on their steeds.

And some of us stood still

And took the time to drink in the beauty of the moment.

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69 responses

  1. That looks so fun! I need to get out on the snow more.

    February 7, 2011 at 16:55

  2. It really shows how cold your climate is when you can barbeque on lake ice!

    February 7, 2011 at 16:56

    • I know! They had a huge brazier of coals and the ice was melting on the surface…

      February 7, 2011 at 16:57

  3. Looks like a lovely afternoon… with the whole community out enjoying the snow and sun. The skies are lovely and blue!!! Love the last picture especially!

    February 7, 2011 at 17:15

  4. Beautiful weather for the adventure. Fantastic photos, as always. My favorite is the second one. He is so adorable.

    February 7, 2011 at 17:27

  5. Wow, so beautiful and looks like so much fun!

    February 7, 2011 at 17:38

  6. looks like a wonderful winters day! and those blue shadows, i love the blue shadows.

    February 7, 2011 at 17:57

  7. It looks so still. Awesomely beautiful. And still. Love those moments.

    February 7, 2011 at 18:03

  8. What a wonderful experience! Apparently when the Thames freezes (last time was 1963, apparently) they hold Frost Fairs – entire markets out on the river…

    February 7, 2011 at 18:07

  9. Your photographs always tempt me into trying to know Mr. Winter a bit more ;-)

    February 7, 2011 at 18:11

  10. These are absolutely delightful – winter happiness captured by your lens. As the light increases, the snow gains a completely different feel as does the environment.
    I would trade your weather for our any time – we are back to the typical southern Scandinavian winter: rain and drizzle, with foggy grey days… sigh.;)

    February 7, 2011 at 18:32

  11. nice…looks like a lot of fun was had…a living room on ice…not sure how comfortable i would be setting a fire on the ice…ha.

    February 7, 2011 at 18:35

  12. Riet

    Beautiful weather and everybody has a lot of fun.

    February 7, 2011 at 19:19

  13. Simple, wonderful pleasures.

    February 7, 2011 at 19:28

  14. I hope the BBQ was a success. I can’t imagine that though. Something new I’d like to try.

    February 7, 2011 at 19:30

  15. you spread such joy.
    thank you again.

    February 7, 2011 at 20:47

  16. I can’t believe you make ice look fun!

    February 7, 2011 at 21:22

  17. That looks like tons of fun! Great shots of a very happy day!

    February 7, 2011 at 21:32

  18. Wonderful images. I’m so glad you’re sharing that drink. ;)

    February 7, 2011 at 22:19

  19. When the sun comes out so do the people.

    February 7, 2011 at 22:28

  20. Wow! Really beautiful!

    February 7, 2011 at 22:47

  21. Blu

    Sunny snowy afternoons playing!! What a delight!

    February 7, 2011 at 23:25

  22. Gwen

    excellent, looks like awesome fun…a little cold but definitely fun. :)

    February 8, 2011 at 00:19

  23. Always so many adventures in your neck of the woods … and cold ones too!

    February 8, 2011 at 02:17

  24. Such beauty and such fun all rolled up together on a wonderful day.

    February 8, 2011 at 03:53

  25. Thank you for sharing the astounding joy and beauty. Winter transforms the world into a cushioned playground, in a way. Good to enjoy!

    February 8, 2011 at 03:57

  26. You always share such incredible joy and delight in your world and that joy overflows onto us, your delighted followers! I’m certain that you remind others — as you do me, of the beauty there is to be found everywhere in every season if you take the time to look! I always enjoy seeing the world through your eyes! Have a beautiful week!


    February 8, 2011 at 05:42

  27. Great shots.

    February 8, 2011 at 05:57

  28. such a beautiful world…!!

    February 8, 2011 at 06:39

  29. Blue and ice always look magical! love your shots! we’ll be out today to skate too! :)

    February 8, 2011 at 07:47

  30. Awesome photographs, and ABs really seem to have had fun.

    February 8, 2011 at 08:10

  31. I too would have stopped by to take in the beauty. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures.

    February 8, 2011 at 08:27

  32. Truly a beautiful day!!

    February 8, 2011 at 10:57

  33. Looks like a fun day, wonderful photos.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:20

  34. It sounds like a blast!

    February 8, 2011 at 12:59

  35. Thanks for making me smile! Your words are as beautiful as the photographs…
    and thank you allowing me to see something new.
    Anything new is exciting for me, you see. A living room on ice with BBQ included? LOVE IT! The sleeping child: PRICELESS!
    Have a wonderful day!

    February 8, 2011 at 13:56

  36. What a fun thing to do! “Dancing diamond on iced lake” “living room on the ice” ….. I love your words as well as beautiful picutres. I like the color of white and blue, iced snow in the sunlight and that in the shadow.

    February 8, 2011 at 14:10

  37. Glorious times to be had in the bright sun.

    February 8, 2011 at 14:33

  38. Like Hilary said, I am glad you shared your drink. :)

    February 8, 2011 at 14:51

  39. What a treasure trove of images featuring the finest times winter living has to offer when it comes to adventures and appreciation of the great outdoors!

    February 8, 2011 at 14:57

  40. It’s so exciting. Wonderful shots.

    February 8, 2011 at 15:58

  41. Beautiful images. The kids are having great fun.

    February 8, 2011 at 16:32

  42. I have fond memories of driving on ice when I was a kid living in Finland! :-)

    February 8, 2011 at 17:19

  43. It looks as if everyone is having great fun on the lake. Thanks for sharing the joy with us.

    February 8, 2011 at 18:21

  44. Amy

    Looks like a fabulous day Fi!! And yeah- aren’t people crazy driving heavy machinery out on the ice? They drive tractors out on the ice here- NUTS!!! I am squealing with the delight when the ice holds me, let alone a tractor!!! hahahaha!!!

    February 8, 2011 at 18:29

  45. Heeehehe!!! I loved the ‘livin’ room’ on ice! Your pictures always take my breath away!

    God bless ya sweetie and have an incredible day!!!

    February 8, 2011 at 18:34

  46. so beautiful, my weekend was only storm
    we had 4 days storm in the Netherlands
    wonderful series

    February 8, 2011 at 20:42

  47. such fun!


    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral



    February 8, 2011 at 22:57

  48. lilalia

    You can almost hear the laughter and feel the silliness of the children. Wonderful images. As always, you capture the beauty of your surroundings.

    February 8, 2011 at 22:57

  49. Clive

    A barbie on the ice!! I love it!!

    February 9, 2011 at 00:27

  50. Vast and wonderful place!
    Shimmering snow field is amazingly beautiful.
    I love all of them!
    Thank you for sharin.!

    February 9, 2011 at 02:59

  51. Vast and wonderful place!
    Shimmering snow field is amazingly beautiful.
    I love all of them!
    Thank you for sharing!

    February 9, 2011 at 02:59

  52. I wouldn’t mind trading places with the kid in the second photo. How relaxing must that be, swooshing along in the cool air with the warm sun on your face?

    February 9, 2011 at 04:17

  53. You take real quality photos Fi. Lovely – Dave

    February 9, 2011 at 05:44

  54. So beautiful winter photos, especially the last one!

    February 9, 2011 at 06:21

  55. You’ve got a microcosm of your town right in front of you on the ice, Fi. I love the girls’ bright hats against the white and blue of the ice and snow.

    February 9, 2011 at 07:01

  56. I love this line:
    “Sun, dancing diamonds on the iced over lake”

    February 9, 2011 at 13:57

  57. I Love The Combination of White and Blue Color ~
    gives the impression of the mysterious but fun.

    February 9, 2011 at 14:17

  58. Just beautiful! Everyone is out on the ice having fun here as well. I loved your photos.

    February 9, 2011 at 14:36

  59. Winter can be absolutely beautiful, like in your pictures, but it can also be a beast, making you wish for spring!

    February 9, 2011 at 18:49

  60. Glorious shots! Way to embrace WINTER!!!!!

    Thank you for visiting My World !

    February 10, 2011 at 00:48

  61. Looks like nice weather there..perfect to be out and about..we are way below zero again tonight and got only to +1F today..and it is windy..I enjoyed the sled photo..I wish I could find a large one and find some big guy to pull me around on the snow whilst I looked at clouds and had a nap:)

    February 10, 2011 at 01:49

  62. It looks like everyone was having a lot of fun! I really like the “riding their steeds” photo — so cute!

    February 10, 2011 at 04:41

  63. Not in a million years would I dare get out on the ice like that but I’d love to go for a ride on the blue sled ;-)
    Gorgeous pics, as always. xo jj

    February 10, 2011 at 06:20

  64. Fascinating post. Thanks for this.

    All the best, Boonie

    February 10, 2011 at 09:02

  65. What a lovely glimpse of your world! A different one from any I’ve ever lived in and one that looks like incredible fun!

    February 11, 2011 at 04:36

  66. Awesome shots on ICE! Love it :)

    February 12, 2011 at 11:17

  67. Your world looks like a lot of fun!

    February 12, 2011 at 23:38

  68. Wonderful winterpictures and landscape. Looks like they having a great time there:-)
    Wish you a happy week!

    February 13, 2011 at 20:31

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