Tuesday, January 17, 2017

It's Crackling Outside!

Yes, we had several hours of freezing rain, coating all the trees and the rest of the world out there with a thin layer of ice.  It's dangerous on the roads and sidewalks, but it's pretty at the same time.

Our poor broken easvestrough was a line of icicles. 

The birch trees with their fine twigs (and some catkins waiting for spring), seem to show the ice best.

This is what I'd call a harmless ice storm, though I'm sure a few branches are down.  The ice did not accumulate heavily and the temperature is rising.  It will all probably be gone in two days.

Have you ever heard the ice crackle?  You can easily recognize an ice storm if you stick your head out the door in the morning, even if you keep your eyes closed, because you can hear it!  There's a bit of wind distortion in this, but turn up the volume and see if you can hear the crackling ice.


12 comments:

  1. I have heard the ice crackling. It's spooky at times.

    That weather is supposedly heading our way, but it hasn't shown up yet.

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  2. Glad it was an uneventful ice storm. They can be simply awful. Your pictures are sure pretty. :-)

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  3. Gorgeous shots! Been a while since things have been ice covered around here.

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  4. It looks so beautiful but can be so destructive. Great photos!

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  5. Oh, my yes. And split trees in our yard too many times.

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  6. Looks very very cold, we will never get ice or snow here - it's simply not cold enough.

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  7. Looks soo pretty though . Lovely photos . I thought after the freezing rain we had the other day it would look like this but nope to mild . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day
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  8. Looks so pretty but so cold as well. soon be springtime.

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  9. Ice makes for beautiful photos but can cause so much damage. Glad to hear it is warming up.

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  10. Yes, freezing rain is pretty to look at, but a pain to live with. The Columbia River Gorge just had an ice storm yesterday and the freeway through there is shut down. Luckily, our city escaped most of the ice.

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  11. An ice storm is beautiful but certainly isn't nice when you're out and about.

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