Winter Ice Storm

This is the Macro look at the storm outside. The ice is between 1/4 and 1/2 inch thick on anything that is not on the ground. We have had 2 1/2 inches of rain fall in the last 18 hours. I hear that it is this way all the way from Oklahoma City to Minnesota.

This is the micro look. The trees are hanging their heads with at least inch long icicles and when the wind starts they will drop branches everywhere.
My niece wanted me to drive to Tulsa to pick up Mom because they don't have any electricity. There is just no way I am going anywhere with the ice coating in the drive. I told her to head south and find a warm place to be. The beach at Brownsville is my recommendation. I love them but can't get there from here.


  1. School was cancelled today, but dh had to run an errand (no construction work in this) and he said the roads weren't bad at all. We had a layer of ice on the branches, but it rained most of the day and that seemed to melt some of the ice. I wonder what it will be like tomorrow after the temperature has dropped overnight. Hopefully we will not have a solid sheet of ice to deal with! I hope your mom's power is back on soon!

  2. Anonymous10:27 AM

    Thanks for the comments on my blog. I just now read through them, and I appreciate your thoughts on teaching, sharing in some of the frustrations, yet joy of those who wish to learn. And Happy Holidays your way as well! Emily

  3. The ice is beautiful and scary all at once. We have some family traveling from MD to NV in a 26ft Uhaul pulling a trailer. We sure hope they were past all the ice by today. They could be here tomorrow or Sat.
    Nice to talk with you MUD even for a few minutes.