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.