Posts Tagged ‘magnolia tree’

Ice and Sleet

Ice severely curtailed my activities. Even walking in the yard was a challenge.

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Temperatures remained in the teens.

Apparently, enough ice formed in the cup-shaped leaf’, that it then held the weight of additional freezing rain and sleet.

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The crystalline designs fascinated me.

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Ice covered the leaves in the magnolia tree. Then the weight of it bent the trunks of the young tree,

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resulting in sideways positioned icicles.

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Ice remained on leaves of one side of the magnolia tree and was off on the other side. Many of the leaves without ice had turned brown.

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The driveway and short hill down to the highway show little sign of melting.

So, here I stay.

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