Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Iced in

Rene's home today. His work called this morning and told him they were closed today, and that he should stay home and not drive.

We've been hit by the midwest winter storm, and the place is covered in ice. I've never seen anything like it. Our time in Maine, it was so cold it wasn't raining, just snowing, so the ice wasn't as bad. In Scotland it mostly just rained and didn't freeze up like this, cause it was warmer.

But this was wild. It was raining last night, and starting to melt the snow, then overnight all the rain froze, and then it snowed a little more on top of the rain. Making for extremely dangerous driving conditions! I don't think we'd have been able to get the car out of the drive if we tried. It's super super slippy out there. Many schools and business have been closed today. Not many cars on the road. It's quiet.

Our tree out front has a bunch of branches trailing the ground, because of the weight of the ice.

I think it looks so beautiful out there though. I love the icicles. Here are some pics.

This is the girls' scooter, burried under crunchy, slippy ice.

Thick ice on top of Kaya's bicycle seat

The icy car

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