Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Ice storm photos

My power was restored last night. Hallelujah! I'm quite thankful it was only six days versus the eleven almost six years ago. There are still quite a few people without power, and it isn't estimated until a week or more that everyone will be back up and running. Though I was not quite as prepared for this storm as I should have been, I at least learned a few lessons from the last severe ice storm. If anyone wants tips on managing in an ice storm, let me know.

With further ado, here are some of the photos I took. Most were taken several days after the storm when the thawing out process was beginning.

I lucked out that this was the only major damage I had. There were a number of other branches that fell but this was the only one that hit and bent the fence. I attribute not having more damage due to cutting limbs and knocking ice off the branches soon after the storm hit. Other places had some huge tree limbs fall, and one client had his masthead of his house ripped off.

These next few photos are compare and contrast of the same items taken during the storm and earlier this year.

The full set can be seen here.
Full size images can be seen by clicking on them.


Kim said...

Well, the pictures are pretty (but I imagine the practicalities of a storm are no fun). Thanks for posting :) I live in CA so I romanticize snow :)

Lisa said...

Neat photos!

... what's the masthead on a house?

Anonymous said...

These are really good tiptoe, you've got a bit of a knack for photography! Thanks for sharing, i love your photo posts

Lola x

kb said...


Glad that your power is back on and that you've survived. I hope that all of the doggies are doing well too.
And, the photos are beautiful!

Kara said...

Looks like it was a pretty bad ice storm! I was in an ice storm like that when I was driving across country and got stuck in Kansas. Crazy times! I'm glad you power is back on!

Tiptoe said...

Thanks for the compliments on the photos. I enjoy photography, but don't consider myself a "photographer."

Lisa, a "masthead" is the vertical pipe-like structure which is attached to the top of the box that holds the electric meter.

Kyla said...

you are quite the photographer! I say go with it - go ahead and call yourself a photographer!

Charlynn said...

As always, your photos are amazing.

Tiptoe said...

Kyla and Charlynn, thank you. Kyla, thanks for the vote of confidence.