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December 12, 2005

Ice Storm

We had an ice storm last night! And we also ran out of propane. What a lovely confluence of events. I could show you pictures of the Scalzi family shivering, but instead I'll just show you pictures of the ice storm instead.

Posted by john at December 12, 2005 08:55 AM

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John H | December 12, 2005 09:43 AM

Yikes! Time to gather round the space heater...

Kevin Q | December 12, 2005 10:04 AM

Man, ice storms are my favorite part of winter. I like the way the world looks encased in glass. Hopefully we'll get one of those in this half of the state before too long.


Wan Zafran | December 12, 2005 11:01 AM

I've never touched nor seen real snow. I wonder what it's like.

Though I'm not too avid about freezing to death just yet.

Nance | December 12, 2005 11:22 AM

Ice storms are wonderful until you hear the sound of loud cracking from your lovely tree line, and the house goes dark, and your space heater whirs down to silence, and then you know you are well and truly screwed.

Damn wires.

Jim Winter | December 12, 2005 11:52 AM

Hope the propane truck could get through. A lot of those look like night pictures. Long exposure again? I like the bluish tint the darker ones have. Makes it look colder. Well, feel colder, anyway.

Dave Munger | December 12, 2005 12:16 PM

Neat pictures. Your trees seem to be taking it better than ours did the last time we had a major ice storm: two trees were completely buckled over until their tips touched the ground, and the top half of our sweetgum snapped off completely.

Ted Lemon | December 12, 2005 12:39 PM

Nice. We never get snow or ice here. :'(

Cassie | December 12, 2005 12:50 PM

I'm with Krissy. Clothes lines rule.

Night Dog | December 12, 2005 01:03 PM

Beautiful shots, especially of the trees. Reminds me some of Eliot Porter's photos.

And clotheslines absolutely do rule.

John Scalzi | December 12, 2005 01:12 PM

Dave Munger:

"Your trees seem to be taking it better than ours did the last time we had a major ice storm"

Well, I wouldn't call what we had has last night a major ice storm -- the ice is in the form of fluffy crystals, not actual ice encasing branches and such.

Steve Chambers | December 12, 2005 02:50 PM

I JUST (Thurs) moved from New Jersey to Austin TX to get away from Winter

I never liked Winter, I always wanted to do this and these wonderful pictures are a great reminder of how much I really hate, cold, ice, snow and cold. Oh and did I say cold?

Bless you John for your timely reminder! In Austin it is sunny and 70 and my windows are open. Heaven indeed.

Jim Winter | December 12, 2005 03:16 PM

"I JUST (Thurs) moved from New Jersey to Austin TX to get away from Winter

I never liked Winter"

Hey! What did I ever do to you?

JonathanMoeller | December 12, 2005 06:15 PM

Geek test:

When you hear the term "ice storm", do you immediately think:

1.) Type of winter precipitation, beginning as snow, melting during descent, and freezing upon impact. Commonly causes treacherous road conditions.


2.) Level 4 evocation spell, dealing 2d8 points of damage per round.

Alas, I thought of the second definition first.

mythago | December 13, 2005 12:46 AM

Man, I feel your pain. It was foggy and at least fifty degrees Fahrenheit out here today.

La Gringa | December 13, 2005 01:06 AM

Your photos are just stunning, John!

By the way, can you shoot me a quick email? I have a couple of questions for you.



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