Friday, December 12, 2008

Ice coat

The weather started out nasty yesterday and we were warned that it was going to get much, much worse.

Even the meteorologist babe from The Weather Channel claimed she was worried for the Albany, NY area.

When we lost power at about 1:00 this morning I knew it must be pretty bad outside, so I put down my crochet hook and yarn and headed off to bed.

I got up first thing this morning, bundled up (which, for those of you who know me, "bundling up" means a scarf), grabbed the dog and my camera and headed outside.
Now, let me ask you...have you ever seen the movie The Ice Storm? And that horrible ending where poor Elijah Wood bites it? That's what it felt like out there this morning. It was totally silent except for the creaking of the trees all around me and the power lines overhead. Trees were split in half, lines were down, and more were heading that way right while I stood there. I took as many pictures as I could before I felt like it wasn't safe anymore and headed back indoors. It sure is pretty, but wow, I felt like I was risking my life. And Olive's too.
Speaking of risking your's snowing hard out there now, so if you live in this area and haven't been outside yet, please don't go...even if you don't have power. The roads were fine this morning, but now the snow is covering up the icy spots and I'm sitting in the shop window watching cars sliding every which way. Not good. Please be careful.

It sure is pretty, though.


Jaimee said...

Be careful out there...maybe you should even back away from that shop window should one of those cars decided to slide your way!

Like you said, though, it sure is perty!

Kate said...

Thanks, Jaimee!

Everything is starting to melt now, but only for a brief time because temps are dropping down to 14 degrees this evening. Not looking forward to the drive home.

nicole. said...

Oh MY Goodness! I can't believe it! You photos are so beautiful, though. I love rain, snow and ice, as long as I don't have to drive in it. Get home safely!

Kate said...

Me too. I'm freaking out a little bit here. I thought about not opening the shop today but figured I'd be a big girl and make my way in. THEN I found out that channel 9 news broadcasted a segment this morning telling people that Troy was a nightmare and NOT to come into town today. There are very few of us open today.

Good Girls Studio said...

Soo pretty! ..umm a little worried about you driving around in that though! Did you build a snowman/iceman yet ? :)

JesSwitaj said...

Wow, these pictures are amazing! Almost wish I could have been there. And The Ice Storm was a GREAT movie! I really want to watch that again.