Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Ice Storm

I was expecting to wake up to a frosty morning so it was a pleasant surprise to see that it was raining. The pleasantries ended quickly. Cold air crept in and it kept raining. The rain turned to freezing rain and stayed that way all day long. There were spits of snow and quick barrages of sleet, but the freezing rain continued.

The ice kept building up.

And falling down in outbursts of strong winds.

Loud jarring noises on the roof top increased in frequency. How long will it be before the power goes out?

It hasn't yet. The freezing rain subsided. The fog rolled in.

I stand on the front porch and listen to the forest crashing down around me. I watched several big branches fall. The ice encrusted tree tops clatter ominously in the lightest wind. The loud jarring noises on the roof top continue.

It is unnerving. And pretty.

And I have a headache from all this.

How much carnage will there be?  How much lumber will I have to pick up?

At least the power is still on. Bulbarella and I are warm and fine.

While I stand on the front porch and listen to the forest crashing down around me.


beverly said...

Power is the critical element; all else can be fixed in time! We had a heavy wet snow smash our daffs and in 36 hours they were all back up again. Hope for a warming trend!

Barry said...

Mother Nature's pruning techniques really are ham-handed. Those tomato cages look like triple halos, though!

Lola said...

So glad you & mom are warm & ok. Yes, power is critical during this strange weather. Mother Nature can be cruel sometimes.

Christopher C. NC said...

Bev daffodils bend fine, but when the stems break it's all over. Thank god the power stayed on. The ice is annoying enough all by itself.

Barry mother nature is having a pruning frenzy and now I am worried about what will be crushed by falling limbs.

Lola every time I step outside I hear breaking and crashing sounds. I'll probably spend the first nice weekend cleaning up.

Dianne said...

I am sorry that you got the brunt of this storm. Luckily, we only got rain and more rain. But, I am focusing my energy on the weekend.

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Lola said...

Hope you & Mom are ok.

chuck b. said...

Your tomato cages are downright Christmas-y!