REFLECTION ON ICE!

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. 🙂

NATURE RULES

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!

 
2013 ICE ON MAPLE!
2013 ICE ON MAPLE!

THANKS, DR. LOW!

The stages of September’s moon have been amazing.

Tonight’s late rise was beautiful.

Moon is low and yellow in the sky  this late September eve. I waited to catch a photo of this lunar glow.

I dedicate my photo of tonight’s moon resting in the sky to the memory of Doctor Donald Low who died a few days ago. He will be remembered for his leadership during the SARS crisis and, now, for taking up the issue of assisted death.

May he rest in peace.

2013 SEPTEMBER 25
2013 SEPTEMBER 25
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