17 January 2007

nope, not yet

power at home, that is. i always say, if there were railroad tracks nearby, our neighborhood would be "on the wrong side" of 'em. the west side is old and poor, and we just don't rate on the city's services list. so we do for ourselves. pfui! i just now see i saved these darn pictures as black and white. well, they weren't much more than that, anyway. this is what it looks like at our house:the twig itself is on the "0" of the ruler, and if you biggify the picture, you can see the southern edge of the ice is on the 1".

good thing i hadn't left any laundry outside!

you can see how long the tree struggled to keep its branches upright by the length of the sideways icicles--and the drip trails that formed after the tree had surrendered.

9 comments:

Gemini said...

Ohs Momma says that happens in Portland more than any place. You alls not supposed to get that kind of stuff! Stay warm guys!

The Tower Hill Mob said...

If you leave the bent trees alone they will generally recover on their own.We still see bent trees from our last big storm like that.
Try not to cut unless branches are actually broken. It takes a while, but nature heals itself. We were told this by Maine's Conservation gurus...
stay warm!

Munchkin, Missy and Monte said...

Nice pictures, I remember the trees looking like that during our 2000 ice storm. Keep warm.

Fat Eric said...

Crikey.

That's furry furry furry COLD!!!

Please keep snuggling together and I hope your power comes back soon. We have not got cold here but it is WET! My mum went tree-planting with her class today and they got soaked and eve nthough they had their wellies and waterproofs on they came back with mud up to their thighs (higher in the case of some children). Very very very muddy. My mum says she is glad she at least had waterproof trousers to try to keep some of her underneath layers dry.

Derby said...

That is a lot of ice. Stay warm and hopefully the power will be back to everyone soon.

The icy tree pictures are purrty, but you get beauty that causes problems.

Cecilia & The 2Bs said...

Wow, Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. It is very cold! Hope you get your power back soon.

Daisy said...

Oh my goodness, those are beautiful photos. The last photo of the trees with ice is great. I likes them in B&W best - very artistic.

Pablo said...

That is so pretty! But I'll stay dowb here in my summer sunbeam, thanks.

Pablo said...

Down here. Sorry. Paw slipped on the keyboard...