I have thoroughly enjoying looking at all the snow pictures on FB, blogs, and flickr. They are gorgeous! My daughter who lives three hours away has about 6" in her yard. I'm a little envious, Okay, I'm a lot envious! It is white here, it could be mistaken as snow, but it's not...it's sleet! There were a few snowflakes that fell, but they were few and tiny and you had to look really hard to see them.
Ice is almost as pretty as snow until you look at the trees. Sleet doesn't stick to trees very well! Isn't this quite a contrast...fall leaves still on the trees and ice on the ground.
Another sign of fall lingering.
After capturing the big picture, I decided to zoom in for a closer look.
Look at the size of the ice around these little blades of grass. This area was under the corner of the house where it was dripping off the roof.
A little lichen and ice on a rotten limb that fell from one of our trees.
Icicles hanging in front of the headlight on my SUV creates a pretty cool abstract.
Ice is not what you want for winter precipitation, but when it falls as sleet it's not quite as bad. Sleet doesn't stick to power lines and trees, so the power usually stays on. Ours was off for about three hours, but we have a backup gas heater and had plenty of food. The roads did become quite slick, but we didn't have anywhere to go. We were inside safe and warm watching it turn white. When the sun came out for a little while today, I couldn't resist bundling up and walking around in the crunchy ice.
I'm praying that wherever you are, you're safe and warm.
Linking with Helen's Weekend Walk at A Flash Of Inspiration.