Texas on Ice, Part II

For the second day in a row, we were not able to go anywhere (including work), as the ice has moved in and seemingly taken over. For another full day and night, the temperature has not exceeded the low thirties and there is nothing for miles that is not completely encased in ice. The problem is this: it is just slightly too warm for it to snow, so the precipitation comes down like semi-frozen mush and then freezes within a few moments, thoroughly coating everything with ice. Even the horses’ manes have icicles dangling from them!

Very selective ice, clinging only to the needles

Very selective ice, clinging only to the needles

The icy forest of Pipe Creek

The icy forest of Pipe Creek

Mary enjoys the unusual weather

Mary enjoys the unusual weather

Making Beauty's life more comfortable with a blanket

Making Beauty’s life more comfortable with a blanket

Half an inch of ice collects on these leaves

Half an inch of ice collects on these leaves

<i>Everything</i> has a casing of ice

Everything has a casing of ice

Every individual blade of grass trapped in ice

Every individual blade of grass trapped in ice

The ice is ten times the height of the object upon which it forms

The ice is ten times the height of the object upon which it forms

Sam and Mary in front of an icy canopy of tree tops

Sam and Mary in front of an icy canopy of tree tops

Even Dixie braved the icy outdoors

Even Dixie braved the icy outdoors

The biggest icicles of them all...

The biggest icicles of them all…

...were found on the back porch of our aunt's house

…were found on the back porch of our aunt’s house

By |2007-01-17T19:45:45+00:00January 17, 2007|Family|Comments Off on Texas on Ice, Part II

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