A Farewell To Ice

The temperature actually rose to 45 degrees this afternoon. We even had a heavy rain around noon, which included lightning and thunder twice.

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Buffy and I just got in from a celebratory walk around the backyard. I talked kindly to the ice, paid homage to it because there had to be a reason for it. I just didn’t know what.

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The ice stared back at me in several pictures.

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Ice only remained in the north side of the house, barn, trees and our shrub border.

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Some ice sheets remained above the ground and leaves.

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This ice “spirit” didn’t look too happy to be melting.

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It looked to me like every tiny “circle” had originally be a ball of sleet. The storm that resulted in this was from hours of sleeting and occasional freezing rain.

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Water was under the melting ice and pooled on the top too.

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I had the impression that the ice melting from the top released teeny air bubbles from what had been sleet pellets,

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where they congregated in groups.

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Maybe this one was excited to melt and be off to the next rain, ice or snow event.

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The head of an ice snake was all the ice that remained in the puddle by the side door.

The clouds cleared by suppertime. The wind lessened. The sun disappeared behind a pale darkening  sunset.

… two weeks to the day after the sleet/freezing rain storm.

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14 responses to this post.

  1. It has been a rough winter here in the east coast, and some days we have a lot of ice formations because of the extreme cold temperatures, but some other days we have just snow, which is nice too. Thank you for sharing your pictures!

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  2. Lovely series of icy scenes, but glad to see it melt away. Of course, now, all the talk here is about flooding.

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    • Thanks. We’re to have strong storms Thursday. The ground’s frozen and muddy enough for me to make a mess when I come in. We’re not in an area that would get that kind of flood. This is a winter that will go in the record books. Wonder what’s next?

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  3. Posted by Therese on February 18, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Kathy, I don’t know which I like better, your words or your photos! But…wow…what a combination!

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  4. I like seeing ice formations too. We had more snow today. I hope we’ll get a taste of that warm weather soon.

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  5. The melting ice gives way to some really neat treasures. Love the smiling ice, most happy indeed!

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