Sunday, February 22, 2015

Ice Storm 2015

Hi, Everyone~
We've finally finished with the ice storm, and temps are back to normal. 
We're so thankful that we were only without power for 18 hours...several areas were out much longer. The good thing was that, in our area, roads had been warm enough, that they didn't freeze and people could get out to check on things.

We didn't have any major damage...just broken tree limbs, and the top of a pine tree took out our cable lines. 
No, internet, tv or phone, for four days, was a huge annoyance.   
I really missed "visiting" all of you. :(

Here are some pics of our frozen yard~

Nandina bush and Crepe Myrtles~

View from our deck~ broken tree in the center is my favorite dogwood tree. :(
The magnolia to it's left is bent almost in half, and the big shrub (Florida Anise) to the right, is normally about 10 ft tall. I think both of those will be OK.

Leyland Cypress and Crepe Myrtles~ 

There were some beautiful views...when the sun finally came out~

The pinkish-red area of the trees is ice reflecting the sunset. Unfortunately, the pics don't show how beautiful it really was.

So pretty..."fire and ice".

After the ice storm, temps dropped to 12 degrees for two nights.
Thursday, I checked on the early Lenten roses. They were still in bud, and frozen solid. 
I thought they were lost, but this morning, I found they had thawed, and two blossoms were open, so I had to bring them in.  

I know so many of you up north are dealing with much worse snow and ice, and I hope you get warm weather...soon. 
Sending warm thoughts your way, and I hope you have a great week.
xo Babs

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