Wednesday, February 5, 2014


This is the first time I've experienced this.  And it's beautiful.  The snow from yesterday started to melt last night and in the early hours of the morning, the temperature dropped low enough to freeze the melt water again on top and around... well... everything!  I took a load of pictures, so here are some of the better ones:

The barbed wire wasn't so tough once the ice smoothed everything over.

The trees were covered with ice.  A thin layer just coating all of the branches.

The wire fences were also covered.  It was incredible to see everything just covered with ice.

It gave almost everything an eerie skeletal look - especially the trees.  The rest of the family here are used to all of this, so it wasn't as exciting for them - more of a scary thing as if all of this ice builds up to a certain extent, it can crush houses and fell trees.  I posted a picture on my Instagram account a couple of weeks ago of some pine trees on the way to town that had been quite literally bent over from the build up of ice on them.  The tops of the trees were nearly touching the ground.  Most of them had snapped in half due to the weight, but a couple were left standing...  pretty much.

I think it's great and I can't wait to see if it'll build up only a little bit more.  The Catch 22 is that I won't be able to get safely to the places I want to take pictures if it does.

It's going to be 26 degrees Fahrenheit tomorrow at noon.  For you, the Briton, that's -3 degrees.

We'll see what tomorrow brings.


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