Friday, December 12, 2008

Ice storm

Well, we had the ice storm but kept power and even satellite internet and TV, so woohoo! My friends a mile on each side of me are without power, though, so we're offering our showers, heat, and light. Here are a few shots from today. Excuse the lack of white balance consistency.

Back yard. Ice storms are tough on white birch trees:
Street view:
You can see how thick the ice was. It warmed up quickly today, though, and you can see where it has started to melt and will fall off the branch soon:
As it warmed up shards of ice would come falling down from the trees, sounding like breaking glass:

11 comments:

pat said...

Oh, thanks for these!! I know it is miserable, but I love what an ice storm does. Is there any wind--everything sounds like wind chimes. I REALLY like the shot of the ice shards. Glad you have heat and power; I was wondering!!

Michelle said...

woah, that's some storm! I really like how you got the ice slipping off the branches.

Tori said...

wow.... what a storm! I love that last shot... very cool!

Lauren said...

Wow, these are incredible. It always amazes me what Mother Nature can do. That last shot is really cool....I like all the little pieces.

Shannon said...

Oh wow! Ice storms are so weird! That last shot is very cool!
Thanks for sharing.

--sme said...

Not so neat to live with/clean up after, but VERY neat to photograph. These came out GREAT!

Tracy said...

Becki-glad to see you are all safe and sound-the pictures are amazing stuff!!! We got ice up here in Caribou too but not near as bad as this-heck our kids still went to school yesterday-they were bummed but hey one less day to make up in the spring.

Gypsy Girl said...

Wow I thought of you when I was watching the news glad you are all okay and still have electric. Everywhere I have been and traveled and seen I have never seen an ice storm now of course you know when I do see one it will make history right.

Joanne said...

Wow, reminds me of our ice storm last year. Great shots here!

Amy said...

I've never been in an ice storm, sounds like they could be pretty scary! I love that last shot, it's so cool!

Bobbi said...

Oh wow Becky, this makes for beautiful pictures but I can't say I'm jealous...well maybe of your cheaper than mine beard ;)