The Icestorm of '98

January 7 through January 9, 1998

These pictures were taken during the storm. Walking was extremely treacherous - I wondered more than once what I would break when I fell trying to keep my camera safe...ice-encased grass
drooping pine fronds
Destruction beyond words... Beauty beyond words...milkweed pods frozen in time
glittering carpetThe grass in the field turned into a minefield of breaking glass
Wildflower ice sculpture created by Mother Naturewildflower sculpture
backlit bouquetEven the smallest objects had a surreal appearance
burdened branchlets
perspective in lightOn Saturday, the sun came out and the ice began to release its hold...
hardy leaf
persistent cousins
Pictures and text by Ginny Howe


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