Friday, December 12, 2008

Ice Storm!

Weather was terrible today. I got a call at 5:15 this morning from our 1/2nd grade teacher saying that trees had gone down in her yard (one fell on the house and took out her electricity). Another teacher called later to say he'd been on the road for awhile and had not moved more than a foot. He didn't come to school either. These two live north of us where it was more icy than the "just" rain we were having.

My parents, on the other hand, started losing power at 11 last night and didn't get it back until 1 this afternoon. Luckily, they have a fireplace and camp stoves and lanterns to see them through. My sister in central MA lost electricity and still doesn't have it. One of her colleagues had a tree go down on her house. No one got hurt, but it's going to be a mess to clean up.

On the other hand, even though it is destructive, the ice is quite beautiful. The pictures here were taken in my parents' back, front, and back yard. Rather magical looking wouldn't you say?


Ruth said...

Beautiful, but terrifying for me. I dread ice storms because I am afraid of falling on ice. And losing control of a car...give me a foot of snow any day. Keep safe!

Heidi said...

I heard about that storm...we have a similar one hovering over us right now. Sloppy mess.

Beth said...

Oh goodness, a terrible beauty as they say. We were spared in western Maine--just snow but I know that people are suffering and shivering in York and Cumberland Counties.