Ice storm came with the start of winter. And what an ice storm it was! Thousands of people lost hydro power and were without heat and water for several days. Fortunately, the amazing hydro workers are dealing with the last of these outages.

In this community, there was a lot of damage to trees but only a small number of people lost power.

The maple tree in our back yard was covered with ice for a week until it received a light snowfall.

Then, the weather turned milder for two days. That resulted in a shower of ice from trees onto the ground, people and streets.

The weather certainly is not a force to be taken for granted. Indeed, many plans were changed, cancelled or rescheduled due to the dangers of traveling in an ice storm.  Here, a family gathering was cancelled for that reason, inspiring a poem dedicated to my sister who coordinated the plans. 🙂


thirty-one invites

lunch celebration on hold

ice storm prevails.

© Patricia A. McGoldrick 

In future, when the Weather Network people advise us to stock up on supplies as a storm advances, their words will not be ignored.

This is a finish for 2013. Hope the next year is good to all. Thanks again for stopping by my blog.

Best in 2014!


Author: Patricia McGoldrick

Poet Writer Reviewer Environment, Nature, Agriculture, People, and History are favorite topics to write about. Upcycling materials into handmade books is a fun challenge!

2 thoughts on “REFLECTION ON ICE!”

  1. Love your poem. I think ice on the trees is so pretty, but I don’t like everything that comes with it. I understand canceled plans–everything this week has been canceled so far! And then trying to reschedule. UGH! Stay warm and dry. 🙂


    1. Thanks, Margo! I like the additional info on spelling. What are the odds that two Margos would share such a similar name? Actually, not a stats major so it might not be so uncommon.
      Today the sun is shining and the rest of the week is looking more hopeful.
      Best with all the rescheduling. Toronto’s airport is a nightmare of rescheduling for many people.
      Take care. 🙂


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