The beginning of the ice storm. Trees across the way are already heavily coated.
More freezing rain is falling. The world is looking like a set from a sci-fi movie, all glass and diamonds.
It's pouring rain in earnest now, but still not warm enough to melt the ice.
This tree limb is from the tree beside the house. It is an old silver maple which would take two and a bit people to reach around it. This branch is about a foot in diameter. It missed taking out our roof by just a few inches!
A start on the firewood for next year.
And through it all the crocuses kept blooming.
The power was out for only 30 hours. The generator kept the basement from flooding. Lots of branches and limbs to be chopped and moved. The lilacs came down from the ice as well, so there will be no blooms this year. Other than that, all is well.