“Baby it’s Cold Outside” and I’ve Got the Frost on My Windows to Prove it

We tend to talk a lot about the weather here in Minnesota and yesterday was no exception.  It was downright frigid!  I saw one local weather news headline that called us Minn-Arctica.  That’s exaggerating a bit, but it made a point, the temperatures here yesterday were the lowest they have been in two years.

Here in the Twin Cities, I woke up to minus 11 degrees and farther north they had morning wind chills of minus FIFTY.  Yikes!  But we are hardy folk and take it all in stride.  😉

But as much as we like to discuss the weather in Minnesota, I’m not here to give you a weather report, I want to share some photos that I snapped yesterday of the frosty ice crystals that I discovered having a lovely little winter party on my bedroom windows.

On these first couple of photos, the sun wasn’t quite up yet and I was so tickled with the way the lighting of the sky set off the frost so beautifully.

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But I also love the spiked edges on this one, they remind me of pine.DSCF0281b

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Then my stupid batteries died so I went to put them in the charger and snatched my daughter’s camera out of her room while she was sleeping.  The sun had risen a bit more by then so it was shining brightly into my windows for these next few.  I wasn’t as pleased with how these turned out, but they are still very pretty and I do love the way the light catches.

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Of course, I realize that having this frost on my windows indicates poor insulation, but it sure is pretty to look at and there’s only a slight breeze coming in.  😉  Plus it’s always nice to look at the bright side of things ~ if it’s gonna be so dang cold outside, we may as well enjoy what beauty of it we can find, right?

And if all else fails… we can always go lay on the floor of the bathroom in front of the heating vent.  Wha?

Look what I found when I walked into the bathroom the other day.  My silly cat!  She may be keeping warm, but this doesn’t look very comfortable to me…DSCN6703

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Well, try and stay warm people!

And be sure to watch for the beauty that is most certainly all around you if you only look, even when it’s freezing cold.  😉

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14 responses to ““Baby it’s Cold Outside” and I’ve Got the Frost on My Windows to Prove it

  1. It is flipping cold out! I just got in and it’s -20 here. (I think that is -4 in the States) We have a drafty old house too and get frost on some windows. For some reason your frost looks much prettier though. 🙂
    They really are beautiful photos. Don’t you just love it when the trees get covered in ice? What a sight to see! Through the window; of course, from a heated home or vehicle.
    I’m just going to spend the rest of the day inside. Take care. 🙂

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    • Wow -20 there ey?! Nice! 😉 Thanks so much, I am very happy the way the photos turned out. Yes, I do love the way it looks when the trees are all covered in hoarfrost, sooo pretty! Haha but of course… through the window from a heated place . 😉 Hope you enjoyed your day inside.

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  2. These pictures are stunning Jewels, I think the third one down is my favourite.x

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    • Thanks so much Chris, I’m really glad you like them. The third one down is the same cluster of frost as the first one (my favorite), only in different lighting with a different camera. Great minds think alike.x 🙂

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  3. Truly beautiful pictures my dear friend. I can say as I blame your kitty for finding the best place to stay warm. Here we have been running I the 20’s at night and in the 60’s during the day. Wish you were here. 🙂

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    • Thanks Mindi! 🙂 Baby is so funny the way she is laying there half on the scale like that. I can think of a few choice remarks about wishing the scale read half of what it does when I’m on it myself. But I’m not going there right now. 😉 Oooh 60’s during the day already in January?! That’s practically summer! But 20’s at night is pretty nippy. I wish I was there too, my friend, I really do. ♥

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  4. Great pics. Poor kitty. 😉

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  5. Awesome photos, thank you for sharing Could be worse, it is forty below, air temperature, in Fairbanks Alaska.

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  6. I live in Minneapolis and I found you on the toemail blog. Boy, we could have warm toes forever in a warmer climate. But we live here. We’re nuts! And Minnesota nice.

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    • Hi Sharon, 🙂 I just heard that a warm-up is on the the way for us! Still not gonna be warm enough to let our toes come out of their fuzzy socks for quite some time though. 😉 I’m glad you found me, thanks so much for stopping by and for your comment!

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  7. Ooo…that kitty cat looks so warm right now! Thanks for posting those pictures, Julie. They remind me of what a great place Minnesota is, especially in the winter 🙂

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    • Haha yeah she’s such a little silly laying there like that in front of the vent, it does have very nice warm air coming out of it. Minnesota is a great place, even in the dead of winter. It snowed today and it was so pretty. 🙂 Although, I have to admit I am feeling a bit anxious for spring…

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