The year 2013 decided to go out with bang and not a whimper, as we got hit by a devastating ice storm last weekend. Much of the city lost power, and ours was out for two days. We are fortunate enough to have wonderful friends who invited us to stay with them until our power was restored. I know that not everyone in the city was so lucky.
In the aftermath, we lost three of our fish, and most of the contents of our refrigerator, but right now we are feeling very lucky to be back in our warm home, with a newly refilled fridge. Here are some photographs taken after the storm.
Ice-covered bushes and pine tree near our house
A row of trees in the nearby park
Ice built up on metalwork on a railing
Rose of Sharon, encased in ice
Now, in the bright sunlight, the ice-covered trees look like they are made of crystal. It is stunningly beautiful. Photographs don’t begin to capture how amazing it is.