Friday, December 12, 2008

Ice Storm

Although we had a good icing we were spared the damage that is now disrupting lives to our east. Over 100,000 people are without power other parts of NY State and New England. I know all too well what it's like to endure an ice storm. I was living on generator power for 15 days, while my husband was in Korea on duty and Morgan was 3 months old. It was a challenge but now a story to look back on and see that with the help of loved ones and good spirit most of life's adversities can be overcome.
This sundog was smiling down on me as I was thankful to be in my warm home.

15 comments:

Mary said...

Brrr.....glad you are safe and with power! Great sky shot and sundog!

Tina said...

Eve,
I can sympathize a little with your "adventure"...still scary tho, with a 3 mo old..my hubby used to travel quite a bit internationally and I had several adventures at the house, flooding basements, no water, no electric, with 3 little ones...and they all would happen when he was out of the country!! Of course you could always opt to have a 3-guinea night to keep warm. lol..Clicked on your last pic..beautiful, very serene looking but the pastels you captured are beautiful!

Shellmo said...

I'm glad you have your power and that you are snug & warm! The last photo was so beautiful - showed the vastness and the coldness of where you are at. Maybe you can grab one of those guineas to cuddle too!

The Birdlady said...

Stay snug!

Roy said...

Keep warm Evie

Carolynn said...

That looks might chilly there. We're on snow watch today. Whoever said Attitude is Everything was right on the money. How do your guineas manage in this weather?

Eve said...

Thanks all! Just to let you know the Guineas have not stepped out of the coop in 3 days! I bought them some alphafa cubes to play with...hope they like them.

I talked to my cousin in Maine (I featured her home and gardens in September)she has no power and her beautiful white hydrangea may or may not have survived the storm. They are sharing their generator with family but are warm with their wood furnace. Good luck Julie, get some rug hooking done, pat the "kids" and stay warm. Hope it's all fixed soon.

Wrensong Farm said...

We've been thru the ice storm adventures with a generator too. No fun.

My guineas love picking out the alfalfa leaves out of the sheep hay so they probably will have a good time. :)

Please stay warm and safe!!

Bird Girl said...

Yes, it would be awful to be without power! We have a generator - but wow...there are many that don't have this kind of help and I hope they have as you say...many relatives and friends to help!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

I read a bit ago that over a million people are without power across New York and New England - that's unbelievable.
Hope things warm up quickly for those folks.
Glad you're toasty, Eve.

Jenny said...

I love that last photo too, reminds me somewhat of a Turner painting (not that I have much knowledge of fine art)!
I think you should invite the Guineas in for a hugathon, now that would make an interesting post! (-:
Keep safe and warm Evie.

Steve B said...

Glad you faired well in the storm. We didn't get ice storms in Colorado, so it has been a long time since I've been in one. We missed it here on Cape Ann, but a just 20 miles away, they got downed trees and power lines. I used to love to go photograph the ice. It is the beauty after the disaster. Tomorrow will be spectcular with the cold temperature and the clear skys. I do wish the line workers and the people without power, (my mom included) well.

Stacey Huston said...

Eve, stay warm and safe. We are expecting a storm here starting late tonight/ tomorrow. Calling for -20, but could be as low as -60 with wind chill.. Don't plan on leaving my toasty fire for a while unless I absolutly HAVE to.. lol.. Love your new header picture, the birds even look like they have on winter cloths.. great shot.

Mary said...

Eve,I tagged you in my blog for a meme on "the 5 greatest joys I find in nature". If you don't wish to do it, that's fine :-)

Eve said...

Thanks everyone. Well stay warm too. It's that time of year. Good luck Stacey...and stay inside!! I've lived through temps like that quite a bit. It's bitter and biting. "Snappy cold" is my new term for that!
Something the people in the NE will learn after all this is there is a LOT of stuff up that comes down in an ice storm. Every house will have a house sized pile of limbs in their yard. The sound of snapping trees lives in my memory...the absolute quiet rocked by what sounds like gunshots. Then the sounds of generators through the night. It really brings you down to being thankful for the little things in life. My thoughts and prayers go out to the people who are living through the ice storm of 2008.