December Wonderland

 IMG_1125{Ice intensifying the colors of the plants outside, look at the shades of green}

Here are additional pictures from the second round of Winter Storm Dion that deposited about five inches of snow around our area here in Northern Virginia. Federal Government offices were closed in the District of Columbia; tree damage and power outages were prevalent and schools closed so, that we could batten down for the morning to wait out the remainder of the storm with a second cup of coffee.

IMG_1130{Ice clinging to the “crepe myrtle”}

IMG_1155The concentration of the storm around 9:00 this morning, look at the ice bending the bamboo plants in the background.

IMG_2237As the sky cleared around 1:50 this afternoon, most of the neighbors were out shoveling snow and ice off the sidewalks and driveways.

IMG_1169A stylish sunset rounded out the beauty of the day, and to see the gorgeousness of these clouds, one could not imagine how cold it actually is outside.

Stay warm,
K

Icy Wonderland

IMG_1101 IMG_1097{Ice coating the trees and ground}

While the weather outside has been frightful, we in the mid-Atlantic have been experiencing our first wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and a bit of snow from Winter Storm Dion. The icy rain has caused power outages within the area, and I spent the day trying to stay ahead of the electricity possibly going out. I prepped a substantial amount of comfort foods yesterday in case I could not use the stove by roasting and then slicing a turkey breast; heating noodle soup to go in a thermos and lastly slicing cheeses to eat with crackers. For dessert there was sweet potato pie left over from Thanksgiving.

IMG_1112By battening down to keep out the frigid cold here are a few shots of storm.

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Stay warm,
K