The Ice Storm Storm has been somewhat . . . all-encompassing. . . this week. It's thrown all of us off-kilter. When your world is encased in a 1/2" coating of ice, everything changes.
Trees bend and break and fall down because of the sheer weight of the ice.
Services come to a halt.
Power goes out. (We were extremely lucky this go-round. We did not lose our power. Internet? Yep. But we had heat!)
Driving is treacherous; walking is treacherous.
This ice storm was a little unusual -- because it was immediately followed by snow and plunging temperatures. So the ice that accumulated on Sunday. . .
is still there today. Nothing has melted yet.
Most folks have power again. Streets are driveable. Businesses are open.
On the plus side, it's stunningly beautiful. . . everywhere you look. It's like a world created by Dale Chihuly -- and especially at night, when the light shines on the icy trees.
It's really impressive. . . to live in a world of glass.
The worst thing? Check out this forecast . . .
a "wintry mix" for tonight. And fog. Followed by snow. Make it stop!