ice storm!

Told ya it wouldn’t last–freezing rain has been pattering down since late last night.  It is hauntingly, deceptively beautiful, and very dangerous.  There are folks driving in this stuff.    See the new shininess?!

I'M not walking out to the compost bin, thank you very much!


and, I'm not walking that-a-way either!


that's more than the 1/10" of ice predicted!

 

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. littlemiao
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 14:07:38

    scary stuff! Stay safe and warm.

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    • lahgitana
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 14:23:20

      it is scary… my corkscrew willow’s branches are bent over almost to the ground with the ice that has gathered even since I took the pics. >:-{

      Reply

  2. heretherebespiders
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 14:12:17

    Yikes… Hope it doesn’t partially thaw and freeze again, that is super dangerous…

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  3. Kathryn McCullough
    Jan 19, 2012 @ 15:07:52

    Hope your power doesn’t go out, Laurel. We had an icestorm in Lexington a while back that took out our power for 6 days. Then we moved to Haiti and found out what it was really like to do without. Only in Haiti it wasn’t COLD!

    Stay safe and warm, my friend!

    Hugs,
    Kathy

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    • lahgitana
      Jan 19, 2012 @ 15:14:44

      Me, too, hope our power doesn’t go out like so many 10s of 1000s around the region right now.

      Our sole source of heat is a woodstove and the Big Mister just came inside with a huge load of wood so that should be good till tomorrow. As for the rest of life without power, we have propane lights and cooking devices if we really care.

      One of the funny strips does a piece about a woman who goes to Haiti–“Stone Soup.” Do you know it? http://news.yahoo.com/comics/stone-soup-slideshow/.

      hugs to you–I bet winter finds you soon!

      Reply

  4. sweetdaysundertheoaks
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 05:22:12

    Ice is no fun! Take care!

    Reply

  5. Dorcas
    Jan 20, 2012 @ 11:24:57

    Beautiful!

    Reply

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