Tuesday started a nasty ice storm in Kentucky and by Wednesday many branches and trees had been lost to the weight of the ice. Roads were closed, power was lost, businesses were closed and even gas and water was effected. Early Wednesday I took some pictures of the ice damage. I had just gotten back in the house when huge snowflakes started falling. Total in Lexington as 1/2 in ice and 2 inches snow. We had 2 days off from work but sat on pins and needles wondering if power would go out. As of tonight Saturday Jan 31, 19,000 people in Fayette Co still were without power. Louisville experienced much worse damage and icing. While we returned to work Thursday and Friday, our sister office in Louisville was still without power Friday afternoon. Some residences in KY may not get power back for 2 weeks. While it made for trying times for many people, it also offered much for the photographers. Please enjoy some of the photos I took over the last 4 days. Click on each on to enlarge for better viewing.
Ice on the crepe myrtle.
Ice on broken limbs in the backyard.
Ice and snow on the Armillary.
Ice on the lantern.
Angled icicles on downed limbs of a beautiful crab apple tree.
Ice on the lines that were still connected.
Newly fallen snow.
Some of the downed limbs.
Slippery perch on icy lines.
So many beautiful crab apples.
The dancing ice eagle.
Found that after I uploaded the photos to the computer. Zoomed way in on seed pods from the crepe myrtle.