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Date: 1/20/12 3:28 PM

I managed to take a few icy nature photos during an ice storm yesterday. At the time I shot these it was literally raining ice. I rarely see that and it is odd. Like micro-hail.

There was also the constant crack, sizzling sounds and what sounded like fireworks the entire time as frozen branches and ice were falling and power lines occasionally going out.

Most of us in the NW are doing OK and checking on each other and helping e/o out. This thread is in no way intended to show disrespect to those who have suffered loss or injury during this winter event. Merely my attempt to find beauty in the chaos:-)

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Date: 1/20/12 3:56 PM

Hi Neighbor! Those are beautiful photos! It was an unusual sight to see the ice coming down like that. Earlier I had knocked the snow of off several trees and bushes here to prevent them from breaking and now they are encased in ice.

I did post a photo of one of my lavender plants on page 1109 of the stash sewalong thread. I'm not as good a photographer as you, but it was so different from the normal winter I couldn't resist .

Hope you are doing OK..the valley here is filled with the smell of woodsmoke. Apparently all the houses on the hill are out of power...so far so good here.
Take care...

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Date: 1/20/12 4:32 PM

Thanks, we are doing OK... The power was out and we had to try to find groceries yesterday. There was a prediction that it may be some time before power was restored. Most of the stores were shut down. I really thought Costco would have its backup generators going - but no...
It should all get better from here - but let's just say I am behind in my sewing now:-)
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OK - I will check out your photo - thanks:-)
Take care too - it should get warmer now and the cleanup can begin.
Terri

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Date: 1/20/12 6:25 PM


As I type. yahoo has us here in Dallas at a warm and toasty 77 degrees..

I am not bragging. as I miss winter.. miss the excuse to stay curled up under snuggies on the couch.. instead of getting a jump start on my spring yard chores..

Beautiful pics.. stunning..

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Date: 1/20/12 6:52 PM

Those are gorgeous. We are unfortunately quite familiar with "raining ice" in the Northeastern part of the continent, but we don't have many shrubs and trees here with such dramatic coloring. So your photos are quite a treasure.

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Date: 1/20/12 6:55 PM

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I miss winter

Well OK, but freezing rain/ "raining ice" is something nobody would miss. It's so dangerous.

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Date: 1/20/12 7:18 PM


But Joan.. this is the South.. we would be lucky for it to last two hours.. much less two days. After that its history. Come on down and visit when you get tired of the cold. When can I expect you ?

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Date: 1/20/12 8:00 PM

I used to live in Decatur, TX. Not far from DFW. Some of the cooooldest experiences of my LIFE were there. Talk about extremes!

Ohhh and poorpigling - you can brag alllll you want because while I am definitely jealous of your temperatures right now (and have to hear about it endlessly from family who live there....)

WE don't have SCORPIONS. So there. :-)

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Date: 1/20/12 10:16 PM

It sounds beautiful where you live. There are a few things here with dramatic coloring at this time of year particularly. We have a lot of blueberries too - the tall kind. So, yellow branches much of the time and then to bright red for the cold months. The only reliable color is evergreen. The trees stay dark green and the laurel hedges stay green year round.

Areas with deciduous trees have an amazing beauty in the winter. I would love to visit the NE sometime.

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Date: 1/21/12 1:02 AM

beautiful photos!!

We have had snow and then rain for days and days. Tonight is so wet that we have flood warnings (I live in the high desert). It will be around 30 tonight so all this will get frozen...I don't believe I'll be driving anywhere in the morning.

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