Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I is for Ice Storm

It's hard to imagine the effect of an ice storm unless you have had the pleasure of living through one. I have endured about four of them over the past 10 years. This was a little one that allowed me to walk around my small town and capture the solitude and sereneness that an inch coating will bring.

Everything is shut down. I-75 was closed and people where taken to shelters and waited it out. Electricity went out and everything came to a stand still. It was kind of cool!

Until afterwards when some areas were not up and running for close to a month. Could you imagine living without electric for a month? No radio, no coffee pot, no heat?

My parents went for a week! I, on the other hand, lived in a very new subdivision that had all its "connections" under ground! I was living large that week. That was storm # 2.

Anyway, I have lots of photo's but this one was taken in the graveyard and I would enhance it, but my Photoshop crashed with my hard drive and I can not find the disc, so what you see is what you get anymore!

I is for ice storm and may I never see another in my lifetime!


Roger Owen Green said...

yuck. We've had them in upstate NY and it's a pain; gotta be worse when you're not used to them
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

chubskulit said...

The harsh weather took a toll on us too, we all got sick.

Invent and Create is my ABC, please come and see.

Jane and Chris said...

Roll on Spring!
Jane x

helenmac said...

I am with you -- ban ice storms!
My blog was filled with shots of ice for over a week; we still have ice on the northern slopes. Boohiss! Great photo, though!
HelenMac, ABC Wednesday Team

Jingle said...

it has to be over soon.
try to look at spring images online, stay indoor more.

awesome take on i.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Having lived in CA all my life, I cannot imagine an ice storm. I know I would not like it, spoiled that I am. I like your photo a lot. Very chilling.

Anonymous said...

I believe we are all ready for the ice and snow to be gone. Having lived through ice storms and this year's blizzard, I can say that while it's pretty to watch...it's a PIA if you have to be out in it!

Meryl Jaffe, PhD said...

Neat photo. Ice storms are really scary when driving through them ugh.


Rosy said...

Ah yes those old time memories of rugging it out through an ice storm, not just one but I myself have had the pleasures of going through at least two of them when I used to live in VA...at least I was prepare with my trusty wood stove, couldn't live without it back then.

Enjoy your post for the letter I.