Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It Rained During the Night

Today we have a lot of ice. Some of our oak trees hold their leaves until Spring. One of them, a beautiful tree right by the driveway (that has sagged twice in the past week due to the heaviness of the ice) broke a good-sized limb this morning.

This is the remaining branch... arching in front of the garage. I was hoping it doesn't break, also. My husband sees the need to cut it also, because the two limbs forked above the part that grew from the trunk.
Before the above tragedy occurred, I took some lovely photos due to being inspired
by Kylie at Our Little Acre last night. She has posted some beautiful icy photographs.

This is our ice-covered anemone.

and a close-up of an encapsulated blossom seed head.
Ice-encrusted berries and branches of a Burning Bush.
It appears "shady," but it's merely overcast. :-)


Carolyn gail said...

How awful that your oak tree was hit by the ice storm. It looks as if you got it worse than we did here in Chicago. The Midwest was really slammed hard by this storm and lots of people are without heat and electricity and sadly, quite a few people lost their lives.

Shady Gardener said...

My mother-in-law's power was out for 11 hours yesterday. She lives alone in her home and, thanks to neighbors who checked in on her, fared fairly well. (She was quite relieved that someone Cared.)

We live two hours away and could not get there to help.

She has a severe case of macular degeneration, so she was feeling quite alone and helpless. She went to bed at 8:00 p.m., under many covers, and was very happy when the power was restored at 10:00 p.m.

I know many people suffered. We who were spared, can feel quite fortunate. Hopefully, we too will be able to help someone at some point in time.

Dellits said...

terrible weather but what beautiful pictures...glad you guys are ok.