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Brenda Jan 28 2009 11:53 PM

Ice Storm
Here are some pictures of the ice storm we just had in Cape Girardeau, MO.




Brenda Jan 28 2009 11:53 PM

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Hans Jan 29 2009 02:42 AM

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As I said earlier, snow and ice pictures are always tricky but these look nice. An advantage is that, if you're lucky, you have beautiful blue skies.

Of these two sets I especially like the first and the two last ones of the second set but that's personal and not based on quality or other technical reasons.

mawra Jan 29 2009 10:45 AM

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I love the ones where green is showing through the ice.

Brenda Jan 29 2009 09:18 PM

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Hans, I like the second set best myself, but I wanted to show what the bigger picture looks like too!

The holly leaves were encased in about an inch of ice... I shook the branch a little and it rattled, sounded kind of like those wooden windchimes.

StevenB Jan 31 2009 06:01 AM

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I prefer the second set too (although I like the last picture of the first set - the buried cars tell a story). I think the close up pictures have a stronger subject. I like the contrast between the roundness of the holly leaves and the spikiness of the pine tree in those last pictures.

Brenda Jan 31 2009 09:12 PM

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Basically I put up the first set to "set the scene".

Here are some more photos; these are from the next day. There had been fog overnight, which allowed a really amazing hoarfrost to form on top of all the ice that was already there.





Brenda Jan 31 2009 09:12 PM

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edith Feb 1 2009 05:47 AM

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Oh.... wow!
Those are spectacular!

StevenB Feb 1 2009 04:27 PM

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I second that. The ice crystals look fantastic.

Brenda Feb 1 2009 06:24 PM

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Yeah - that last one looks like a cave formation of some kind!

I hadn't been planning to take any more pictures of the ice, but then I went outside and saw THAT!

jube Feb 1 2009 06:49 PM

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Pst, Brenda, send some snow my way please???

unicorntig Feb 1 2009 07:49 PM

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These pictures are so cool!! The last batch you posted looks other-worldly in nature.

Makes me wonder how those green leaves will fair after having such a heavy coat of ice on them.

Hans Feb 2 2009 02:38 AM

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Spectacular pics :nod:

Do you have this every winter or is it rare?

Brenda Feb 3 2009 12:37 PM

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Well, the holly and the pine are evergreens... some of them did fall off from the weight of the ice. A lot of sweet gum balls fell, too (that's what that spiky thing was). And many, many bits of twigs broke off - so possibly a lot of buds; but since it was still winter, hopefully the buds that remain will be all right.

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