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Crystals & Flakes: Winter '09 in Cincinnati

January 2009 brought the first major storm to Cincinnati. As damaging as it was, with extended power outages, roadway accidents, sore backs (from shoveling) and general inconvenience, Cincinnati escaped the devastation experienced in Kentucky and elsewhere.

After the swearing and hand-wringing have passed and a sense of normalcy returns to the mind and heart, it is good to reflect on the beauty that nature gave us. Yes, it is hard to see the beauty when you’re digging-out or waiting in a major traffic tie-up, but the beauty is there if we choose to look. These photographs, all taken on my street, some out my window, will let us remember and enjoy the beauty that we may have missed while living through the onslaught.
Crystals & Flakes
Crystals & Flakes
Lookin' Out My Front Door
Lookin' Out My Front Door
Can't Hardly See the neighbors
Can't Hardly See the neighbors
Trees Bending to the Breaking Point
Trees Bending to the Breaking Point
Bushes Covered
Bushes Covered
Weeping Beech Crying Under the Snow
Weeping Beech Crying Under the Snow
Top Knot Stands Tall
Top Knot Stands Tall
More Flakes, and Then ...
More Flakes, and Then ...
... the ICE!
... the ICE!
Icicles Reign Supreme ...
Icicles Reign Supreme ...
...hanging from every gutter...
...hanging from every gutter...
... and overhang.
... and overhang.
Warming Sun Arrives, But It Is Still Well Below Freezing
Warming Sun Arrives, But It Is Still Well Below Freezing
The Sun Dancing Through the Ice Covered Branches ...
The Sun Dancing Through the Ice Covered Branches ...
...Resembles Crystals in a Dream.
...Resembles Crystals in a Dream.
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Ice-Covered Branches Weave Nature's Art
Ice-Covered Branches Weave Nature's Art
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At Day's End, the Yellowing Sunset ...
At Day's End, the Yellowing Sunset ...
...Promises Tomorrow's Melt.
...Promises Tomorrow's Melt.