Monday, December 17, 2007

After the Ice Storm

Van in the blocked driveway

I had no sooner posted yesterday morning's "wintery mix" photos than the wintery mix on the power lines took us off the grid. Although we heat with wood and cook with gas, other modern conveniences (such as running water) require electricity, so by the time power came on this afternoon, we were quite pleased. Here's what we found on our way out to the hard road. The trees of Pocahontas County did not fare better than the power lines. If you look closely, you'll see our van in the middle.

The pear tree by the house still had this much ice coating at 3 p.m. today.

Pear tree twigs encased in ice


Dave said...

Hoo boy, you really got it. We were lucky again this time (though I'm wary of saying that too loud).

Marvin said...

I'm glad (but surprised) you were able to get power restored as fast as it was. That's a lot of ice damage. Poor trees.

Reya Mellicker said...

Wow it's so gorgeous!!

Hey I've got a couple of pics to send you. Will you send me an email address? Mine is

You MUST have these images!