Aaaand………it’s over. We lucked out and dodged the bullet of devastating ice and snow…..We got a glaze of ice and about 4″ of snow, so all that preparation, anticipation, excitement and sometimes downright hysteria, led to a sigh of relief mixed with a little bit of a let-down. Other places have been declared emergency zones, however, so it was bad for them, and I’m sorry for their hardship.
The good news…my trees are happy with the moisture and none of them are cracking up, so that’s cool! It’ll be awhile before we can get down off of our hill, but that’s ok, the electricity is still on so it’s all good. Frankly, if it hadn’t been for not having a shower for 10 days during that last ice storm, I thoroughly enjoyed the silence and the lack of artificial light (other than candles and a lantern). It’s amazing how quiet and calm everything is when there’s no electricity. I liked it! Here are some photos of my yard after this storm.
February 1, 2011 Northwest Arkansas
Not overly impressive in bad storm terms, but enough to shut this town down for the rest of the week probably, or at least until Thursday. We’re an odd bunch here, and we look forward to being snowbound. lol! I love my quirky town!
If it wasn’t going to be so brutally cold for the next five days, I’d get out in the studio and paint, but all I have out there is one of those portable radiator heaters. It can raise the temperature about 20, maybe 30 degrees, but when it’s, you know, 10 frickin’ degrees, that’s not really enough!