Monday, February 16, 2015

Icy Jewels



We missed the snow this week - earlier forecasters were saying that we could get as much as 2-5 inches. However, as it often happens, the snow line went much farther north so we missed out. We are getting cold rain and sleet and everything is wet. It is going to get very cold tonight and black ice will be a problem in the morning. There is also concern about the ice on trees. I would much have preferred the snow!


I did get a change to get a few shots of the beautiful ice in the garden today.







Text and photos by Phillip Oliver, Dirt Therapy

8 comments:

  1. I hope you didn't have to get out in it. As pretty as it is it is dangerous. Our area got the snow. It is lovely but cold.

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  2. Pines, pines are the worst in an ice storm. Just looking at your photos I can hear a pine limb cracking and crashing. I'm glad I agreed to move farther south. Stay safe, and warm.

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  3. So beautiful but so dangerous! Everything in Limestone Co covered in ice today. Hurry spring!

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  4. Wow that pictures are superb! You are right though, snow would have been better for plants than ice.

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  5. It all looks wonderful ... but very cold! We had a very Springlike day here in the uk, sunny and still and about 9 degrees. makes me feel that the end is in sight!!

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  6. I remember the ice storms from when I lived in Alabama and Tennessee. Beautiful but so destructive to the trees.

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  7. Ice covered plants are always so lovely, but I am glad it is your garden and not mine.

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  8. Gorgeous photos, Phillip! I hope you didn't lose any plants to that ice. We were supposed to get that same kind of weather last night and today but it's either delayed or not going to happen. I'm relieved actually. It'll give me some time to get out there and refill the bird feeders!

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