Guess what I found outside my window on Friday morning? Ice! Lots of it! I could hear the rain pelting throughout the night, and knew that we would have a mess in the morning. My son was thrilled. School was cancelled meaning that they got an early start on Christmas break!
*Sigh* I remember sitting on that deck and in those lawn chairs just a couple months ago! I think I can take the plant off the hanger now. The geraniums look dead indeed. I can probably bring in the tiki torches too!
My neighbor's poor pine tree doesn't look so good, weighted over with all the ice. My other neighbors directly across the lane were without power for almost two days as branches broke off of their large willow tree, taking down their power lines. Thank goodness they had a generator.
Here is a closeup of my hibiscus bush covered in ice.
There is something magical that happens though when the sun begins to shine! Just look at how my tree glows!
When the sun hits the icy trees, it looks like diamonds all lit up decorating nature. Though I hate the ice, I think this is one of the most beautiful views in nature. I wish I had a better picture because it can be simply breathtaking!
Just to give you an idea of how thick the ice is, take a look at the pic below. This is not my photo. I found it in the local newspaper under the credit name of jeffstac. Beautiful!
It has been bitter cold here with some subzero temps and single digit temps. I am almost glad to have a reason not to go out in weather like this! In the meantime, I am going to enjoy watching the sun turn my trees and riverbank into glistening jewels!