Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Beauty and the Beast

This incredible spectacle you are about to see, takes place in Versoix, a town close to Geneva City, Switzerland. The water in the background is the Lema'n Lake. The beauty of the ice...
I think I'll stand while I wait for the tour bus. How about you?








Guess the scheduled tour has been cancelled. huh?

And the beast of the cold. Guess we can't complain too much can we? hugs ~lynne~



54 comments:

Betsy said...

Aren't those pictures beautiful!? I've seen similar ones of Niagra Falls...they almost look fake!

carolinajewel said...

That is incredible and amazing! I've never seen that much ice!!! No, we really can't complain!

mbkatc230 said...

Holy cow, I don't think my handy cd case would help me scrape these windows! Makes me feel silly for griping about 30 degree (it may make me feel silly, but I doubt if it will stop me lol) Great pictures! kathy

Susan said...

Wow, those are incredible pictures Lynne!

Thanks for sharing them!

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Lynne...the pictures were both wonderous yet scary-like something out of the days when the glaciers covered so much of the earth!! For the sake of those people, I hope there is a warm-up coming soon! :-)

Thanks for sharing some incredible photos. Your comments were pretty funny as well!!!

xoxo
Jane

Melissa Miller said...

Those are amazing photos! I think I would slip on that. :)

prof en retraite said...

Wow Lynne...Remind me not to book a tour of Switzerland in January!! It's beautiful to look at though...Debbie

Happy To Be said...

Oh Lynne can you beleive it so cold that its frezze's the wind like that..Oh I will stop complainging about my cold winter for sure..thanks for sharing dear friend..and Baby is still holding her hold..they are going to keep her sedatived until after next heart surgery..my heart is just breaking over this Lynne...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

salmagundi said...

Oooooh! I don't think I would like all of that ice! Snow is one thing, ice another. It is beautiful to look at, however. Sally

ksarra said...

The pictures are beautiful, I'm just glad I don't live there, that looks tooooooo cold!

Dixie's Whimsey said...

Oh my gosh! amazing... you could have posted this to Wordless Wednesday today... the subject was "Winter"... lol... you'd have won 1st place!

blissfully... Dixie

xinex said...

Beautiful ice sculptures. I have never been to Switzerland but I wouldn't want to go during the cold season. I will admire it in pictures. Hey gf, I just started a blog!...Christine

Lady Katherine said...

Wow, that's beautiful! But yet the car covered in ice. I wonder how the people live, do they have food and heat with all the ice. Amazing pictures.

Diane said...

It's so beautiful but can you imagine trying to live during the winter! ♥

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh My Goodness! This does make me feel better about the cold weather we have! BRRRR! I'm cold looking at these pictures. It is pretty though (if all I need to do is look at hte pictures). laurie

Deck The Halls-A Happy Valentines! said...

Wow..amazing pictures! Our temperatures are in the high 70's!
I can't imagine how cold that would be! I don't want to, I'm grateful for our Arizona Sun!
Great pictures, I enjoyed them!
Beuatiful Blog!
Thank you!

Kristens Creations said...

Wow! I'm cold just looking at that! Amazing pictures! Brrrrr.....

Raggedy Girl said...

Alright no more complaining about the cold. Now I have seen cold! What amazing pictures and thank you for sharing them.
Roberta Anne

Cynthia said...

Hi Lynne,
This is amazing! I'm just speechless, thanks for sharing. Cindy

onlymehere said...

Oh my gosh, I need to throw on a warm sweater or blanket just to look at these pictures! You're right, we don't have it so bad!

Wanda said...

Greetings Lynne, I am so thrilled to have you as a follower on my blog, please feel welcome and visit often. I will try to keep it interesting. You really should do the ribbon embrodiery again it is such a beautiful addition to almost anything. The ice pictures look like something out of a Sci fi movie. TTFN

Kristen said...

Those pictures are amazing!
I'm so glad I don't live there

Rose Haven said...

Now that's alot of ice!!!

Thanks for linking up to the TEA CUP GIVE-AWAY! Good luck!!!

Jan

Kathysue said...

BRRRR! but truly amazing!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Kathysue, how sweet of you to visit. I hope you're having a terrific day my friend.
hugs ~lynne~

Belinda said...

Oh my goodness, Lynne! These are definitely the kind of scenes that make me appreciate my mild southern winters! Yikes! We may not get snow here in south GA, but thank the Lord we don't get ICE either. It is beautiful though...from afar. :-)

Glenda said...

This ol' Georgia girl wouldn't know how to act in that kind of weather. We had an ice storm here in the early or mid seventies that shut the city down for several days.
My well off Aunt had to stay in a hotel/motel because of the loss of power in her total electric home. We actually fared better (though not as well off) because while we also lost power, we cooked and heated with gas.
We do have ice from time to time, but nothing like the earlier storm. These are truly amazing pictures, but I'm so glad to just be an onlooker.

mishebe said...

Oh my, here i complain about our weather. Zip my mouth now. Actually the pictures are kinda beautiful in a horrific way. mishelle

Barb said...

Boy, it has to be C O L D for the icicles to freeze sideways like that!! Amazing photos.

Yes, we have a lot to be thankful for.

Oh, it's "thankful thursday".
Don't forget to take time for that.
I have 5 on my blog this morning, but so many more!!

Blessings on your day my friend.

Barbara Jean

ann said...

Goodness.I can't imagine being in that much cold.I'd freeze to death.It is lovely,as long as it's 72 degrees as it is here today.wowowow.Where did you ever find this?
' I have a big hug award for you.I know you just won the mom award,which you do sooooooooo deserve...ann

Hello Mary Lou said...

I thought our weather was cold LOL.I have a new blog address. Googe ate my last one again.

Tamara Jansen said...

UNBELIEVABLE! What amazing photos......I promise to stop exclaiming about how cold it was in Florida the past few day while we visited Disney World......this tour looks FAR colder :)

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Oh my! I don't think I would go outside, until all that melted. We had an ice storm in the early 90's with massive power outages. I was fortunate and did not lose power, but had a house full of people that needed a warm place to sleep and eat. Not fun!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Glenda, how sweet of you to visit. I remember the ice in the 70's. We were without electricity for 10 days. Hubby was trucking, and away from home. My daughter and I played alot of cards, games and did alot of embroidery work. Thankfully, today we're looking at sunshine and warmth. hugs ~lynne~

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Talk about a winter wonderland...those photos are incredible!

Bo said...

Can I just say...Brrrrrr! But what's relly wonderful, is the other months of the year...they are so blessed with so much beauty!
;-) Bo

Melissa Miller said...

Are any of my comments posting on your end?
I've left you a few that I passed an award on to you.
I hope you get this one...:)

The Muse said...

I was feeling sorry for myself...but not anymore! Woooooo...shiver me timbers!

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh my goodness. I've never seen ANYTHING like that...guess I better quit whimpering about being cold, huh?

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh my goodness. I've never seen ANYTHING like that...guess I better quit whimpering about being cold, huh?

Tootsie said...

funny how something so beautiful can be so very dangerous!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Those pics were amazing. Thanks for always stopping by and visiting me, Theresa

ksarra said...

Hi Lynne, just stopping by to say hi and that I hope you are doing well. I think the pictures here are beautiful. There's sooo much beauty in our world isn't there?

Melissa Miller said...

Hello, :)
I'm glad you finally got my note about the award.
I wonder what happened to bloggers comment section? It seems it can be quite touchy sometimes.
I didn't want you to think I forgot about you.
It's so well deserved.

Have a wonderful week my friend. :)

Momovthree said...

Oh my goodness! I have never seen anything like that before. How beautiful!
~Michelle

cityfarmer said...

I'm convicted to stop complaining about the midwest....omg, girl.

BRRRRRRR

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Wow!! Can you imagine??!! Beautiful photos. I'll think twice next time I complain about the cold - hahah!

Hugs,
Kathleen

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

That's amazing Lynne! Thanks for sharing this.

Jessica said...

That's incredible....I've barely seen one tiny icicle in my lifetime. WOW!

Hope your day was a good one. :)

Big hugs from me~ J

Barb said...

hello my friend.
i just got home, and am i beat.
sure did blress my tired heart (feet and head too) =0) to have a note from you. =0)

love having you for a friend.

blessings to you as big as you give me!

bj

Gollum said...

I'll just tell you, it's pretty to look at--it's art...but I'm sure glad I'm not there. :-)

Mona said...

Earth! What an amazing place it is!
I have never seen anything quite like that! Amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us, Lynne. I had to call everyone in to look.
Mona

niartist said...

Oh can you imagine? And I thought it was bad here! I'm gonna have to print this out and keep it in my car ... lol, maybe it will "cool" my anger in the mornings.

time-worn interiors said...

What fabulous pictures! The beauty of nature! I love the picture that looks like a huge lotus flower, I guess it's a trash can? Thanks for sharing.
Theresa