Sunday, December 22, 2013

ICE ICE BABY PART 2

Hop aboard the ice train :-)
The bushy asparagus left for next year all frozen.
Just a house I passed going into town.  See all the trees around it.










Damage to some of our trees.

More trees damaged on the property.






We ventured out today to go to church, and then the feed store for our critters.  Amazingly enough, the roads were totally clear.  The only thing you see now is damage……plenty of tree damage with ice all over the branches.
How is it where you’re at?

28 comments:

  1. Snowing here, with 3" to 6" expected. No ice (thank God!); stay safe, Sandy.

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    1. Rev. Paul,

      I would love to trade you. I prefer snow over ice any day.
      We will be safe especially when having to cut back trees after the ice melts.

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  2. 80 degrees and storm moving in. Weatherman says conditions are good for tornadoes. It's going to be a long evening

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    1. Mamma Bear,

      Tornadoes, OMG......be very careful and safe my friend.
      Praying you don't get tornadoes.

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  3. So beautiful but so much trouble. We had ice under our snow but not this much. Thank goodness!

    Reminds me of our ice storm a few years ago. I'm still talking about that one. No power for a long while but at least we had water and heat.

    Glad you and your family stayed safe.

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    1. Gail,

      Yes, the ice is beautiful especially when it glistens in the sun.
      Over 1 inch here of ice.
      Thank God you had water and heat.
      Thanks Gail, I'm happy we all are safe.

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  4. Wow, we used to get ice like that a few times in the winter in Memphis...beautiful and a mess in other ways...but always so magical to look at. I just got through reading your back canning archives...wow, watermelon jelly looked so delicious, and all the other canning projects you did..I'm very impressed!

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    1. Robbyn,

      It's really beautiful, especially when the sun hits it and it glistens or shines line diamonds.

      Thank you, I'm working on canning meats this time around. I've done chicken and it came out really good. Next will be beef, and maybe pork. I have all kinds of bones to do some more broth.

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  5. At least the roads were clear .. that is a good thing. So pretty . . .but what damage! We've got snow and it's so pretty.

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    1. Mrs. Mac,

      Yes the roads were clear on the second day. It's very pretty, the ice looks like beautiful diamonds. There is all kinds of damage here.

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  6. Oh my gosh Sandy. It all looks so cold & beautiful at the same time. Please stay safe! Merry Christmas to you & yours!

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    1. DFW,

      It's really cold, temperature 17 degrees and beautiful at the same time.
      We will be safe. Have a Merry Christmas!!!

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  7. The photos tell it all. So beautiful but so very heavy.

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    1. Michaele,

      I love the pictures of the ice on the trees glistening. The ice is extremely heavy and dangerous.

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  8. You look way worse than us! Reminds me of that awful one we had a few years ago. Stay safe; I hope you don't loose power.

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    1. Glenda,

      Thank you, we will stay safe and warm. Temperatures dropping to 17 degrees. We haven't lost power yet, everyone around us did though. You be safe and warm yourself :-)

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  9. Oh my! I'm so glad you're safe. Ice is the worst kind of weather event but it certainly does make for a fantastic photo op.

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    1. Leigh,

      Ice is beautiful if you don't need to be out in it.
      I love when it glistens with the sun shining on it.

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  10. You all got a lot more ice than we did...Ours was gone by the next afternoon...Now we are just left with cold temps...I think it was back in '06 maybe earlier we got a massive ice storm something like 3 inches of ice... and were without power for 3 weeks...that was the beginning of our 'prepping' lifestyle...Hope things melt soon for y'all...stay safe!

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    1. HL,

      We received about 1 solid inch on everything, and it's not melted. What's funny the roads are clear. That is there clear until this ice melts off of the trees and cars. I don't foresee the ice melting until this weekend. Temperatures remain low.

      I remember the '06 storm!!

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  11. WOW! Your photos are amazing! Such beauty in an ice storm, but so much damage as well! Stay safe! We are finally warming up some here. It's been in the mid 40's the last few days after weeks of below zero temps and highs in the teens! The 40's feel rather balmy!

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    1. DesertHen,

      Thank you! I'm happy to hear you're going to be warming up in your location. We will start warming up soon, I can only hope.

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  12. While all the ice looks pretty and even artistic, it can sure be damaging. Hope you made it through alright. We had some pretty deep freezes here, but it has warmed up again into the 30-40s. I enjoyed all of your pictures!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Susie,

      We made it through with some minor issues regarding trees.
      Stay warm and safe, enjoy your holidays.
      Blessings,
      Sandy

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  13. Great pictures Sandy! It never ceases to amaze me how something so beautiful can be so dangerous. Stay safe and hope you have a very Merry Christmas! Hugs! Gammy/Tammy

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  14. Gammy Tammy,

    Thank you so very much. It's very dangerous, today large chuck are hitting everything. One must always watch before walking outside.
    Have a Merry Christmas too my friend.
    Hugs,
    Sandy

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