Monday, February 21, 2011

Snow, rain, snow, hail, rain, ice

It has been an interesting few days, weather-wise. I never understood why people would think talking about the weather was interesting until I moved to the midwest.
Last night's ice storm brought down some big tree branches and coated everything with a thick crystal layer. This is the American Cranberry - a native, but it seems nothing likes to eat its fruit.

The branches of the elm that fell across our driveway were covered with round buds. Encased in ice, they clattered like a shaman's rattle as we dragged them out of the way.