Did someone say Spring? I was hoping for tulips and daffodils but instead we had a winter storm that brought lots of ice. It was a Colorado Low that hit us. First we received snow, then freezing rain, then ice pellets, then rain, then freezing rain...you get the point (and boy did those ice pellets hurt). The road coming home yesterday was a little bit nasty so it was really nice to be home safe and sound, you really enjoy home on those nasty days. Thousands of people (100,000+ I last heard) have lost their electricity due to downed wires and tree limbs. Our power flickered in the night but so far we've been good. I'm so thankful for that.
As I walked around my property today to take photos, I thought it would have been better to do it on ice skates lol! We first received the snow and then the freezing rain. I basically slid along as I went as the surface was solid, it was like a skating rink.
This is a close up of a bush. I wish I had a really good camera to really capture the ice formation on the branches.
The winds must have been gusting when this poor pine tree was hit with the freezing rain. All the needles are pointing in one direction.
The piece of culvert at the bottom of the picture was left here by previous owners, it's used for storing the boat that was left in the pond when we purchased the property. OOPS!!! The boat is still in the pond. I love rusty metal things so it works for me. I'm surprised we haven't had a wild animal residing in there as it would make a good shelter.
This is a mini marsh near the back of our property. I call it The Frog Pond. Although we have the bull frogs in the large pond, this is where the Peepers hang out in the Spring. I'm looking forward to hearing them.
With all the snow and ice we received, I was surprised to see some melting snow. This marshy area drains into the large pond in the Spring. Eventually, there will be a division between the ponds, just more grass to cut lol!!
The main pond. The ice and snow had finally melted but it looks like we have a fine layer of ice back on it. Temperatures are supposed to start warming up again tomorrow so it shouldn't last long.
I'm hoping this tree limb is only touching the water due to the weight of the ice. Otherwise, I'm sending my hubby in because I have no idea how we'll get to it. (Pssst...he doesn't know this yet).
We did have 3 Common Merganser Ducks in the pond this week.
The formation of ice on the pond is interesting, I'm assuming the wind created the design.
Another fence post - oh how I love them!
The ice on our cedar bush.
I love how each blade of grass is also covered in ice.
Even the bird feeder is completely covered with ice. The sun finally came out and you can see a few little spots of the ice glistening.
This is the side of the house, I thought these mini icicles were cute.
As I was writing this post, we could hear the ice sliding off of our metal roof. My hubby was outside and he said as the ice hit the ground, it sounded like glass shattering.
Thank you to everyone for dropping by. I hope each and everyone of you has a blessed Easter.