|The little cascade behind our home is totally frozen.|
|A close-up of the Frozen Cascade behind our home|
|The Mealworm Feeder... The Bluebirds were able 'somehow' to get into the feeder to eat--but it wasn't easy!|
|Lots of Ice on one of our Redbud Trees|
|Poor Rhododendron Bush; Looks SO cold!|
|There were Icicles like this ALL around the house.|
|Close up of one of our icy branches|
|Our 'resident' Mockingbird stayed at the feeder for a long long time. I guess --besides eating---he had a little protection under the dome.|
That night, we also sat by a warm fire and ate a big bowl of home-made CHILI for dinner.... How's that for my first post from this crazy week, dealing with this weather???? Guess it could have been MUCH worse though--so we are thankful.
The good news for us is that we truly were lucky---compared to many others in Tennessee (and other areas). Tennessee was under a state of emergency with lots of trees down, power lines down and power out for many, etc.... SO, even though we were lucky, to tell you the truth, this was NOT FUN.
ALL of these pictures were taken on Sunday and Monday (Feb. 15 and 16, 2015)...The top two were taken on Sunday --before the storm, when I was outside. WELL--this is only PART ONE of our "Weather Week to Remember".... I will share more pictures and posts upcoming... We have had a week of Ice, Sleet, Freezing Rain, Snow (yes, we finally got some snow on Wednesday), a tiny bit of sunshine, AND frigid temperatures all week....
AND--the forecasters are predicting another ICE STORM possibility on Friday/Saturday for US... That will be Storm Number Three just this week. I hope they are WRONG about the ICE....
Hope you are all okay wherever you are. As bad as this has been for Tennessee, there are areas around our country/world that are having MUCH WORSE weather than we are having. Prayers and thoughts for ALL.