Ice Ice Baby

You know the feeling when the weather guy has made the wrong prediction with the weather and you secretly mock him? OK, I’m sure that I’m not the only one who does this! Anyway, when he says that we were supposed to get a terrible winter storm or very severe weather and when it doesn’t happen you are: 1. Very relieved that he’s wrong 2. Can’t believe he can get paid to be wrong but are secretly smiling inside!

But when they get it right? Well that’s when I turn into the person who thinks why can’t they be wrong more often? Kinda a two edged sword don’t you think? So as you can guess we did get the winter storm that they had predicted last night and for our area it was mostly rain, then sleet, then more rain and then some thick ice pellets on the top. Yup, they called this one right. You can always tell that it’s not going to be a fun drive to work when the front door is literally frozen shut. So after Daryl busted the ice out of the way to get the door open, my drive actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I only ended up looking southeast once when I should have been looking south, but all in all not too bad.

But these ice storms take such a terrible toll on trees and ours were literally covered with a layer of ice that is still on them tonight. If they can’t get rid of the ice off of the branches, it’ll literally kill the trees. But at least we didn’t loose any major tree damage from broken branches that we can tell yet. There was a lot of reports of trees that were having to be cut down in the area because of the damage the ice caused to them. That just literally makes my belly hurt.

So here is a picture of our pine trees in our front yard. DSC_0353And if you’re wondering if they are supposed to be on the ground? Well the answer is no. The ice is so heavy that they are usually about 5 or 6 feet above it.

This is our apple tree. I’m not sure how this is going to impact the spring blossoms. DSC_0359and our little red oak tree. DSC_0361

Finally here is a the picture of the day. DSC_0358The only one who really uses this bird bath is the cats and dogs and I’m guessing they found another drinking fountain for the day.

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