Sunday, December 29, 2013

Scenes from the Sandbox After the Ice Storm

 

ice storm collage

Last week we had a two days of freezing rain.  All the trees and shrubs were covered in ice.  The branches were so heavy that many snapped off or were hanging on the ground.  Branches from the trees behind us came crashing down in our yard and the neighbours.

Many people lost power from ice on power lines or just from broken branches.  Some people are still with out power today and some will not have power for some days to come.  We were spared in this area. 

I am joining Mary for Mosaic Monday.  Hope you are keeping snug and warm.

 

2014

22 comments:

Lorrie said...

That was some storm. Pictures were all over our news broadcasts. So glad you didn't lose power. It would be difficult in this cold weather.

Ice is beautiful, but deadly.

ellen b. said...

Great images from the ice storm. I do hope everyone gets their power back soon. A very Happy New Year to you and yours...

eileeninmd said...

I feel for the other without their power, but I am glad you were spared. The frosty images are beautiful, lovely captures!

Wishing you all the best in 2014, Happy New Year to you and your family!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I have to admit, it was pretty seeing everything covered in glistening ice. We too were lucky not to lose our power.
Wishing you a fabulous new year Val.
Judith

podso said...

Those ice storms can be terrible but they do provide beauty for the eye and camera and you have captured some gorgeous scenes. Hope things are back to normal quickly. Happy New Year!

The French Hutch said...

I’m sorry so many lost power with such cold temperatures and all that ice! I’m happy to hear you didn’t loose power. I sure hope no one was injured or had any property damage with the falling trees.

Wishing you a wonderful and Happy New Year!
Emily
The French Hutch

Dawna Motz said...

Beautiful pictures,,,the ice is so pretty but can sure cause alot of damage! Hope all will be back to normal soon.

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello dear Valerie
It's a magical mosaic!
We have seen the devastation on our television screens and pray for all those effected especially the ones without power and warmth.

Wishing you health, JOY and happiness for 2014.

HUGS
Shane

My name is Riet said...

Oh my goodness that must have been zo cold ann dangerous on the streets.
I wish you all THE happiness you van get. in THE new year
Riet

EG CameraGirl said...

The ice was indeed pretty to photograph...up here north of the city where there was much less damage. We were lucky!

Ida said...

Yikes, Freezing rain is not fun. Your photos though are very pretty. - Happy New Year!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

The ice storm created havoc for so many people, yet it also created wonderful opportunities for those of us that love to take photos.

Vee said...

The storm sure makes for some beautiful pictures for your collage. Ice is so beautiful and so miserable all at the same time.

Happy New Year to you!

Lee@A Guide to Northeastern Gardening said...

You have a winter wonderland there...beautiful collage. Best wishes for a Happy New Year 2014!

Lisa Gordon said...

Ugh! No fun, for sure, but it sure made for some really beautiful photographs.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year!

Bluebell Woods said...

beautiful pictures, snow and ice give such wonderful opportunities for pictures.
Janice

Henrietta Hassinen said...

I'm working on television news here in Finland so I saw lots of video feed from that ice storm. Your world looked really beautiful but I know all the harm it caused.
I wish you a wonderful year 2014!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Oh wow, so, so beautiful...magical. Happy New Year~

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I hope power was restored to those that lost it! It has been unusually cold in so many regions this early winter.

Happy and healthy 2014 to you and your family!

Jill Harrison said...

gorgeous snowy images - I love them this time of year seen from over here in Australia.
Stay warm and have a wonderful year ahead. Thanks for stopping by my blog on Monday!

A Garden of Threads said...

These are beautiful images Val. Glad it is over now if the cold would leave things would be perfect:) for winter.

Shirley said...

It's a good thing the aftermath is lovely to look at so one can find the good in the storm. Happy 2014 to you.