Well, the first winter storm of the season has come and gone. Icepocalypse has done its worst, and at the time of this writing, it’s been a bit underwhelming. It was wet and icy day out there to be sure, but we didn’t lose power or suffer much inconvenience.
This pic was from first thing this morning– bit of icy rain/slush over the night covering everything in a thin layer of ice.
At one point in the mid-afternoon, the ice pellets actually began to accumulate a little bit.
Icicles– nothing terribly impressive, but I think they’re the first icicles I’ve seen since last winter.
Even at the height of the “storm,” it was mostly just wet and gray out there.
I don’t think these solar panels are going to be providing much power on this particular afternoon.
I liked this combination of colors– green lamb’s-ear, hanging on as long as it can, reddish leaves dropped from the tree overhead, and a sprinkling of icy white.
Later in the afternoon, it actually warmed up a bit, and whatever ice had accumulated earlier pretty much just turned into cold mud. The rain/ice picked up again this evening, but it doesn’t look like we’re in for anything serious; it’s just going to be really muddy and unpleasant outside over the next few days.