This was the worst ice storm I've ever seen, but I suspect with global
warming we'll have worse. I still see trees with limbs snapped off from the
weight of the ice 5 years later. One unique thing about this one was that it
mostly happened during the night and the sun came out almost normally the
next morning, making for good pictures. Usually it stays cloudy for a day or
so and all the ice melts off before there's decent sun for taking pictures.
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I brought the camera when I went out to see if I was going to be able to go
to work that day and this is the first thing I saw.
Down over the top of the hill the road looked like this. Those are just
phone wires, the power lines end at our pole. But of course the power and
phone were both out so I couldn't even call work.
Lilac bush and apple trees in the front yard.
General trees to the east.
It wasn't completely sunny, here I'm under a cloud but the sun's hitting a
patch of ice-covered woods across the valley.
Looking into the apple trees.
Closeup of a branch.
Wider shot of the apple trees.
Small solar panel covered with ice, still producing power.
I had gotten out my chainsaw and made a hole big enough in the mess in the
road so a car could get through, the town cleared more when they came along,
now there are tracks.
Looking reasonably open. Notice there's no snow, this was all ice since it
was early in the winter.
Probably the best picture I got out of the storm. An almost unprecented
amount of damage but having the sun out right away made it beautiful
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