home hath frozen over. february 4, twenty eleven

Home Sweet Home – Harlingen, TX.

For those that don’t know, Harlingen is in South Texas (map). Only 30 minutes, if that, from the Mexican border. And it usually stays pretty warm here, generally 70+ degrees. In fact, when the temperature drops below 50 degrees, many people freak out, bundle up like they live in Alaska, and prepare for blizzard-like weather.

Much like the rest of Texas, Harlingen has been experiencing “winter-like” conditions. Temperatures have been below 35 degrees for the last couple of days, and we even got “snow” on Thursday. Yes, I use the term “snow” loosely because it was only a few flurries here and there; but to many residents here that have never seen snow, it may as well have been 10+ inches.

This morning, with threats of icy rain and below-freezing temps the night before, I woke up to see what looked like a scene out of some b-rated Christmas cartoon….everything, I mean EVERYTHING, was caked in a nice layer of ice. Not wasting much time, I threw on a sweatshirt, some gloves, and grabbed my camera.

Now, if I was still in Lubbock, this weather really wouldn’t be much to get excited over; but down here, it’s once-in-a-lifetime type weather (for most people at least).

So here are a few of the shots I took, enjoy:

"playing with shallow DOF; the ice is a combination of what was on the ground, and what had fallen from the trees"



Images shot w/ Canon 5DMK2, lenses – 35 1.4L & 70-200 2.8L IS lens W/ 20mm extension tube.

Edited with Adobe Lightroom 2.7.


    • Lenire
    • February 4th, 2011

    Excellent shots!

  1. Excellent shot. Stay warm down there.

  2. Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been feeling a little uninspired recently, and this definitely helped! Hope everything’s going great down there in South Texas.

      • robertpeinert
      • February 5th, 2011

      Glad I could help!

  3. Glad to see you post som photos again!

    I especially like the two shots with the palm tree. A frozen palm tree, now that’s a contrast.

    • Carm
    • February 6th, 2011

    The last one is my very favorite!

    • Katherynn
    • April 18th, 2011

    wow! great photos! Crazy to see ice down there! Love the close-up shots!

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