Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ice storm

Yesterday’s ice storm may be worst ice storm I’ve ever had.  And one of the things that is making it so bad is that it won’t get above freezing again for about eight days.  So the ice that’s here today will be here tomorrow and the next day and for days after that.  I expect many trees will break under the weight before the ice disappears.

At the cabin I have electricity but no internet or cable access—I miss the internet far more than cable TV.  I hope the electricity remains on. I thought I was through the worst of it once the freezing rain stopped falling from the sky and the wind diminished. However, this morning my drive to work was more like negotiating a slalom course than anything.  Everywhere I went I saw trees on wires, and I held my breath everything I drove underneath. In a few places I was surprised the road was allowed to be open.  If those trees give way, so will my electricity.

The morning sunrise created a bizarre beauty among the sadly bowed trees. The forest tinkles like a crystal wind chime, a beautiful, dangerous music.


Cathy said...

That is awful!! I hate seeing tree being bend over by ice. You got it bad with the ice. Hope you don't or didn't lose power.

I didn't really get the ice, no I got a foot snow! with another 4 inches below it.

Both of us don't need any more snow too.

Countryside Tales said...

Sounds incredible, and I'm sure not great to be living amongst, but the pictures are fab. We have loads of rain in the UK at the moment- the whole island is under water, or so it feels.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

That last sentence is sheer poetry. Keep safe.

Sharkbytes said...

Wow- stay safe. Ice is the worst. That road looks like it's been warped. Cool effect, probably not so nice to drive.