I’ve been getting weather alerts on my phone for the past two days. They’ve been warning me of a gigantic, horrendous, magnificent ice storm that’s going to completely cut us off from the civilized world. What we once knew, would be gone. I know I’m being a bit dramatic here because the warnings weren’t actually that bad, but the frequency I received them made me wonder if something terrible was really going to happen. If at the very least, we’d lose power for a while.
Well, the alerts have stopped. I’m not sure, but I don’t think it’s raining anymore. We survived. Watch though, we’re going to get slammed with something unexpected tonight. I’ve spoken too soon, I’m sure.
As the fellow up the road promised, you can almost skate on the icy top layer of the snow. It’s very slippery out there and if we had to drive somewhere – well, let’s just say I hope we don’t have to drive anywhere. Not until tomorrow at least. We have to go to the food store for Christmas dinner supplies. We’ve got a quiet night in.
Both Laura and I really wanted to go out there and take some nice pictures of the ice hanging from the trees. I put my big 300mm lens on and was less than thrilled with what I came back inside with. There was no sun and the ice didn’t sparkle and any which way. Needless to say, my report to Laura only depressed her. Enough to keep her indoors and away from the camera. I hate it when that happens.
I’ve already managed to delete all this afternoon’s pictures from my camera. The only two that were worth posting have already been above. Oh well. If there was one good thing about today’s clouds and rain, it’s that I got to hook up a sump pump discharge assembly in the basement. I didn’t finish it completely, but it’s almost there. Hmmm…maybe I’ll take a few pictures of that for you. Tomorrow perhaps, when there’s a break of sun. I have to go back outside to offer you the complete scene. Until then.