. . . but it can be destructive too.
We had an ice storm night before last, making yesterday a combination of a winter wonderland, extensive tree damage and power outages.
The power outage started about 6 a.m. involving a large part of the city, including us.
Every home around the lake was dark, except for the Christmas tree in that one. Do you suppose it is battery powered? Or are they using a generator to keep their tree on? For whatever reason, it stood out in the darkness. (Unfortunately, I had to magnify it so much to show the tree, that it’s blurry.)
Remember this picture from a few night’s ago of the display in the neighbor’s yard?
Well, now a tree near the display is laying over on it, because of the heavy ice.
Fortunately, this little tree of ours is only a couple years old. Not big enough to have big branches to be weighed down by the ice. Young enough to still stand up straight and look pretty with it’s icy dressing! (But, I notice the lovely evergreen across the street is leaning a little with the weight of the ice on its boughs!)
I like the “abstract-ness” of these photos of a bush taken through the ice on the sun room door.
The ice on the arbor was beautiful in it’s uniformity.
I think it’s interesting that the “ripples” in the ice on the lake give the illusion of open water.
I wonder if it was seeing bushes like this that first gave people the idea of hanging silver icicles on Christmas trees. That would be my guess.
Those are water drips just above the little everygreen. At a friend’s home, water was dripping from the gutter directly onto that little bush, methodically thickening it’s icy coat.
The ice from the storm may be new, but the lake has been frozen solid for a few days now. So, the ice fisherman are doing what they love to do.
You would never get me out there in that cold to fish, but when one of them says, “Come down for a fish fry!”, I’m perfectly happy to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
Happy Saturday. And, remember, if you get lemons make lemonade, but if you get ice, fish! Right guys?