I'm finally getting around to posting pictures of our Christmas snow. It was a historical snow in Arkansas.
- It was the first measurable snow on Christmas Day since 1925.
- This was the most snow that has ever fallen in one day since record keeping started in the late 1880's.
- It was the first time Arkansas weathermen had to issue a blizzard warning to parts of the state.
It started as an ice storm that quickly accumulated on trees and their branches.
Then hours of snow continued to add weight to the trees causing many trees to bend and their tops touch the ground.
The pine trees were especially hard hit. We had four that fell near the edges of our property. The one below was about 95 to 100 foot tall. So sad to see these big trees topple. We also lost four of our cedar trees. They just couldn't hold the weight of the ice and snow and snapped. Trees snapped all over central Arkansas leaving thousands in the dark due to downed power lines. We were without power for three days. We were thankful that our power came back on twice for a few hours; just long enough to take a quick hot shower and warm the house back up and then it would go off again for several hours!
The day after the storm, it was bright, sunny, and freezing cold! Very little of the snow melted that first day. I didn't stay out to long to take pictures. Without heat there was no way to warm up!! It was the prettiest Winter Wonderland I have ever seen!!
I don't think I need words to describe the next few images; just enjoy the beauty of winter.
This last one is my favorite. I took this two days after the storm. The snow had begun to melt and become icy. I couldn't believe it when I found this little heart.
I really shouldn't say this, people won't like me, but I hope we get a little more snow this winter!