Another Winter Ice Storm

This winter is certainly keeping us on our toes. We had several very warm days - 70 degrees -  and now this! Needless to say, everything everywhere was cancelled. The last ice storm caught us all by surprise. Cars slid off the road into ditches. Children were trapped for hours on buses or at school. Routes that normal only took 20 minutes took people hours upon hours to travel. A friend said that her 30-minute commute took her 8 hours and her unlucky husband 12. And he had three small children with him.

So, this time, everyone erred  on the side of caution. It's just not worth the risk.

The upside is that there's always beauty to be found for those who are looking for it. I thought it was amazing to walk outside and see every branch, rock, and blade of grass encased in ice. Stunning!

[caption id="attachment_3382" align="aligncenter" width="200"] Barberry[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3384" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Charred Log[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3386" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Queen Anne's Lace[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3392" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Mushrooms on log[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3395" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Rosebush[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3398" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Thistle[/caption]


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