Ice Everywhere Is Beautiful But Sad

I have to tell you that I love me an ice storm, but only within reason. By “within reason,” I mean a very thin coating of ice on everything, followed by a quick thaw.

What we’ve gotten around here the past few times we had an ice storm is not within reason. We’ve had a thick coating of ice on everything, followed by weeks of sub-freezing temperatures.

The power lines are sagging. The trees are bending under the weight; limbs are breaking and falling. Not only does that do the trees no good at all, the limbs could fall on the power lines. Or, come to that, my poor little head.

So: ice is beautiful, but sad.

ice on bushice weighs down branches

This is our beautiful river birch. 🙁

ice on our beautiful birchIf you look closely at that picture, you can see the tiny icicles hanging from the clothesline.

Oh, dear, oh, dear.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What is your main character’s attitude toward ice?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Ice Everywhere Is Beautiful But Sad

  1. Jane

    February 6, 2014 at 11:04am

    I’m reminded of an “In Loving Color” sketch where they spoofed the video for Vanilla Ice’s only hit: Ice, Ice, Baby. Or something like that.

    Thursday recommend: Yak Traks
    These are available everywhere via the internets. They are the best remedy for Ice-olation. You pop these onto the bottoms of your boots, and away you go. In a good way. Not the falling on your a$$ way. They might be Yak Trax. you know. Spelling.

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      Marian Allen

      February 6, 2014 at 11:33am

      Yes, the Yak Trax are GREAT! And I think of Vanilla Ice every icy morning. lol

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