|Icy Trees --after the 1st storm on 2/16 (Lots of trees and limbs down --but luckily, not in our yard)|
SO--Mama Nature gave me a little snow ---and much, much more... First, she gave us an ICE STORM (2/16)... If you missed that blog post, click HERE.
The ONE good thing to come out of a week like we had is that we got LOTS of gorgeous photos... I'll share more of them today and in more upcoming posts.
Hope you enjoy some of the pictures I took the day AFTER our ice storm (2/17/15). Be sure to click on the pictures for enlargements.
|One of our Holly Bushes covered with ICE|
|Looking out in our front yard --toward the street; As you can tell, we got a LOT of ice, some sleet and a little snow. VERY SLICK outside!|
|Our poor LARGE Rhododendron Bush; It is really struggling. Luckily our deck rail and bird bath are helping to hold the icy Rhody... Hope the branches don't break. I love this big bush and it is filled with BUDS... Now I wonder what will happen to it!|
|Here's another close-up of some of our ICY trees. The one on the right is our Pink Dogwood....The others are in the empty lot across the street.|
|A close-up of one of our Holly Bushes filled with ICE|
|Looking out our driveway the morning of 2/17; That is TOTAL ice under a layer of sleet and a tiny bit of snow... Pretty---but very very slick;|
Remember also that along with this ice/sleet/freezing rain/snow, we had extremely frigid temperatures ALL WEEK. We were below zero (F) a couple of days --and one day the HIGH temperature was only about 10 degrees... From Monday, Feb. 16, until Saturday, Feb. 21----we were below freezing the ENTIRE time. SO---any ICE or SNOW we got all week just stayed with us the entire week... NOTHING melted --even when the sun came out... Crazy!!!!!
SO---what comes next??? You will just have to wait and see what happened the next day--on Wednesday, 2/18!!!!! AND then---there's MUCH more....We had a whopper of a storm on Saturday. This one took our power out for 50 hours... What a WEEK. More pictures to come! You just won't believe it!!!!!