Ice Storm Cometh…and Taketh

The day after the Super Bowl, the Mid-Atlantic and Northwest States were hammered with a wintry snow.


The following week, we in Pennsylvania were hit with an ice storm that left us without power for four days. I heard the creaking of wood, so I jumped out of bed to watch the first branch break from the tree that sits in our yard. The long branch lies in the walkway to our front door. After breakfast without any power, I looked out the front living room window. The second branch had snapped and now lies in our neighbors walkway to their front door. (We live in carriage-type homes). The next several days, we had more snow. The birds came back to their broken tree.

Without television, internet, or computer availability, I took our son sledding at the golf course across the street. He came down the 5th hole so fast that he used his foot to stop from going into the street. He stopped; but his boot came off. I think Matthew was scared going so fast, but he wouldn’t admit it to me.

The snow is melting with our current 54 degrees of heat wave. We expect an inch of snow tonight and more snow on Tuesday.


11 thoughts on “Ice Storm Cometh…and Taketh

  1. Well Hello,
    I happen to see your name & you took a “Peek” at my blog. Thanks for stopping by. I really do feel for you all, as this winter has been brutal for you. I’m in Arizona via So. Oregon so my hubby can go through Meat-Cutters School for Safeway, It has been in the low 80’s here. Great for my depression though! I look forward to watching your writing journey to publishing! My 1st book is out and feelings when you get that 1st book in your hands is FABULOUS!
    Much Success & Blessings!,
    Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon 🙂


    • More snow is predicted for tonight! Another 12 inches, possibly. Last winter it was so dreary and damp…now, that was depressing. At least today, there is sun. I’m going for a walk soon. I need to check out your book. Congratulations!


      • I hear you! Get that walk in soon!…LOL. I hope you do get my book, as I’d love to know your Opinion 🙂
        I guess having all 5 star reviews isn’t to bad? 🙂 I just try to help others through my book and blogs. My next TWO books will be out soon. *Cat*


    • No, no warm weather. Only gusty winds and 1/2 inch of snow on the ground. If George Washington and his troops could survive it here in Valley Forge without fresh coffee and heat, I suppose I can.

      Have a good day!


    • Thank you, Andy, for enjoying the pictures. Sadly, the tree has been removed, along with the snow. However, I did notice that a new Holly Bush has sprouted where the tree once was. Have a good day! Ellen


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