This week Winter has shown Lancaster that it is still in full swing. We had snow early in the week and then mid-week we were hit with an ice storm. The ice fascinates me…as long as I am safely at home with no where to go. I was fortunate to be at home on a work delay the morning of the ice, so I captured a few pictures of the ice blanketing our landscape.
The crape myrtle looked so sad from a distance. But, up close it was so pretty.
Fortunately, as soon as the ice melted, it bounced right back to its normal shape. Below is our burning bush.
Our trees faired pretty well, and I think it was because they are still young without big, heavy branches.
The little cypress bushes amazed me when I looked at them up close.
The branches are normally so wispy, but the ice encapsulated them.
Like I said, we were very fortunate without any damage, but I know there are many people in our area dealing with downed trees. Some people still don’t have power. I feel badly that they have suffered so much from the storm. We lost power for a few hours, but that was it.
How has Winter been treating you?
I remember Pennsylvania winters! (But I’ll be honest…I don’t miss them!)
Yes, they aren’t much fun. I’d happily live somewhere that never really has winter.