What a difference a few miles makes. Two days before Christmas, parts of Vermont experienced an ice storm. Here in Northfield we got rain. The temperature hovered in the 40’s for two days. Several miles north, about 15 miles to be exact, the weather was quite different. It is one thing to see it on the news, the trees draped in thick layers of ice.
It’s another thing to actually see it yourself…
I took some time yesterday to go and look. The scenery drastically changing as I crossed over into the next county north. I couldn’t believe my eyes, even though I have been through an ice storm before. The sun was shining. The trees and plants all glistened…weighted down by frozen water.
Even the roads were still treacherous. The layer of ice not melting in the frigid temperatures.
Evidence of downed trees and even telephone wires laying on the side of the road. People without power still.
Powerful, beautiful, dangerous
I took pictures of it’s beauty. It is not something that happens often. A rare chance to capture it.
Nature at her worst…
Nature at her best.