Monday, December 17, 2007

Shattered Shells

I could also title this blog--Ice storm Redux.
Here is the visual evidence of all the clatter last night. Even as we went to sleep, we could hear the ice crashing into the house. Nothing more broken, but most unnerving to hear!


This is a brick walkway between our sunporch and our pool, now covered with fallen ice.




Close-up of same brick walkway.


And finally, our blue-tarp covered picnic table now littered with ice shards. Looks as though someone had a mad party smashing champagne glasses all night--and sounded the same way!

While driving around this morning, running errands, we saw many trees that had lost limbs. I cannot remember such a bad ice storm in central PA.

ANNOUNCING TWO WEEK HIATUS

We are off to London--to see the Queen? Probably not, but to see our daughter. No blogs written or read until we return.

Cheers to all--Merry Christmas

Happy New Year!

13 comments:

Anvilcloud said...

Have a great trip and may all of your ice be in cube form.

dguzman said...

Wow, you got a ton of ice. We had some but it wasn't too bad.

Dangit, I didn't know you were off for The Continent; I tagged ye at me blog--let's just forget it and call it even! Tally ho, chip-chip-and cheerio!

Mary said...

Thanks for the photos. I can imagine how loud it was!

Have a safe wonderful trip to see your special Queen!

Merry Christmas to you and your family Donna. Best wish for a Happy 2008!

JeanMac said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!

mon@rch said...

have fun on your trip and we will miss you (but know you will have many things to tell us about!

possumlady said...

How something that looks so beautiful can also be so dangerous! So glad you didn't lose power. That is always my biggest fear.

Safe travels, and as they say across the pond--Happy Christmas!!

Pam said...

It all looks so much like broken glass, amazing.

Happy trails,a safe journey and a lovely visit

Mauigirl said...

Have a wonderful trip! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

RuthieJ said...

Merry Christmas Donna, and safe travels.

LauraHinNJ said...

Hope you have a great holiday!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Bon Voyage!

Tell the Queen my niece is coming to live in London and work at the Science Centre, in the New Year.

ocean and forest walks said...

Merry Christmas Donna and hope you have a wonderful time in London. Thanks for all the inspirational posts you have given to me to read and I look forward to lots more of them too!!

CaliforniaTeacherGuy said...

To London? Oh, how I envy you! I trust that every day your eyes will be opened to a new wonder in that fabulous city! When you return, you'll surely have stories to tell.

Merry Christmas!