Ice storm aftermath

School was delayed by two hours this morning, so the boys and I took a walk to explore all the ice storm had enveloped in its crystalline grip. Things were melting quickly, but we happened upon some amazing stuff: whole sheets of molded ice slipping off leaves and individual spears of grass; entire hydrangea heads enrobed; coated branches which looked like wands the White Witch might love. It was very beautiful and Is now, fortunately, very gone.

  iced-branch wands

iced-branch wands

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  Jack managed to slip off this icy covering of a newel post cap

Jack managed to slip off this icy covering of a newel post cap

 ice-encased hydrangea blossom

ice-encased hydrangea blossom

  this leaf cover is slipping off

this leaf cover is slipping off