It's cold out there, but the wind makes it feel ten times worse. I don't hate the wind though, it actually helped protect one of my trees. (more about that later).
I will start you with photos from last evening. The above shot was taken last evening. I love that birdhouse but birds never go in, even when I stick food in it. Was my Aunts and I don't think she ever got the birds to fancy it either.
|Aunt Nancy's feeder pleases the birds|
|Home Sweet Home|
Last night when the ice started our round two, I was so pleased it was coming down in pellets. Therefore rolling off and accumulating on the ground like snow. It was travelable. And not clinging to my already loaded trees. Our fear was if just a couple degrees warmer, it would turn to rain, therefore becoming thicker ice and more dangerous.
Later last night, around 10ish, it did turn to more of a wet sleet. Not good.
We awoke around 1:30 to the worse sounds. I thought the roof was being shredded. It turned out the wind was slamming some branches into the roof, shattering ice from the roof & tree, and rolling down the roof.
|Our bedroom window & the tree that was slamming the roof|
|chunks of ice from the roof & trees|
|Backyard, see all the ice chunks around it?|
|Can you tell it's windy? Poor Bandit|
To my friends across the US that has been affected by this nasty wave of bad weather...stay warm & safe!
Everyone else, be glad you are not here!