This week the WordPress photo challenge is One. We had an ice storm Saturday night and I decided to take advantage of the sadly beautiful devastation in my own backyard to show you my interpretation. You can click on any photo to see more detail.
Many of our trees are hanging in low curves over the bird feeder. Sunday the birds tried hanging out on ice covered twigs only a few feet from my window while waiting their turn at the feeder. I thought this solitary finch was perfect for the concept of one.
I thought about stopping there, but I had a plan, even before the ice storm, to hang a single holiday ornament on a tree in the yard. I thought I’d wait until after the storm and pick a snow or ice covered spruce. But Sunday morning I couldn’t resist using the ice on our toppled birch tree as a foil against the red.
The ice is beautiful, but my heart aches for the loss of our lovely birch trees. They’ve all been damaged, most will have to be cut down this spring. I’ll have these images as memories of how beauty can be so damaging.