2.26.2013

ice storm

 We woke up this morning and looked out the window and we saw that our world was encased in ice. We lost power and trees and branches started crashing all around. We drank coffee with David and Ema instead of getting straight to work. Then we tried to get some work done... but it was too distracting outside to be very productive. There was no leaving the mountain, we were iced in.
 Lili was in town having a sleepover with my mom, sister, & niece the night before. We were iced in and couldn't go get her, so she got to have a second sleepover tonight. This rosy cheeked guy ate enough icicles for both him and Lili today though...
It was so magical when the full moon rose and shone through the icicle enveloped branches. Alex and I stood in the garden (it was too dangerous with all the falling branches to stand anywhere else) and watched the stars, the moon, and the sparkling trees.
 And then the power came back on. It was a magical night. 

9 comments:

Erin said...

Ice storms are one of the most beautiful and destructive things at the same time. What beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing. And happy Belated Birthday to Seo!! Wow, a 3 year old :-)

Anna Emilia said...

So beautiful!

Sunny greetings from melting snow.

Liz said...

Incredible photos! You guys seem to get ice more severely than your neighbors. We had it but that was definitely thicker! Really beautiful pics!

Just Julie. said...

Wow! Those photos are amazing!

Jenny said...

Whoa! Amazing photos. Magic is right.

chris said...

wonderful photos, especially the last two! I had a similar experience many years ago and the sights and sounds have stayed with me all this time. happy that you found similar magic in the ice event. and Seo, goodness! he's growing and changing before our eyes!

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gretchenmist . . . {belinda} said...

what an incredible place to live. so pretty but tricky to be stuck.
:)

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

oh my goodness that is AMAZING! those pictures are breathtaking, i have never experienced an ice storm, it looks beautiful and scary x