Saturday, December 26, 2009

Freezing rain

Boxing Day dawned with freezing rain hitting the window. This was the view out the front where you can see glittering ice sheathing the tree branches (on the right side of photo).

The freezing rain was coming from the northwest, so the windows on the back of the house were coated in ice, as you can see from this photo.

There were a lot of little icicles on the eavestroughs.

Our poor little sugar maple is bent over with the burden of the ice. This reminded us of the ice storm back in 1998 that completely bent birch trees over, where the trees were bent double and the tops of the branches were touching the ground.

This photo was taken just after 9pm, when the freezing rain had turned to snow. It sounded like the freezing rain was still falling, but that was just the sound of the ice creaking on the trees as they moved in the wind.

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