A Song of Ice and Tires, Book Two: A Crash of Things

After yesterday’s 14+ hour long ice storm, the roads across Arkansas are basically poo. They’re slick as poo, and you’re pretty much guaranteed to poo if you try to drive on them, for there shall certainly be a crash of things. Repeating, for clarity: poo. (The city of Fort Smith was closed today. Not the schools. Not the courthouse. The whole city.)

Let’s watch again, in animated form, as the roads and highways in Arkansas resolutely refuse to improve in any meaningful way. Read More

Icing

Me and Little E wandered around the house and found lots of things that had their own personal layers of ice.

Icing

Icing

Icing

There were a few shots where the camera lens had fogged over, and I thought these might be unrecoverable until I loaded them up and did some sharpening work on them. Here you can see where the snow has melted out from under the ice on the trees, leaving a hollow shell of ice precariously perched on the tree limbs.

Icing

Icing

The fogged up lens forced a soft focus/bokeh effect where none was planned.

Last report for tonight

The front yard again; any bright, colorful things you see are either freezing rain caught in the flash… or the reflection of the tree limbs and branches in the distance, which are all nicely coated with ice.

Q

And the ice is the real problem at this point; freezing rain keeps coming down, and it keep flirting with being warm enough to turn into liquid rain. The problem there is that there’s a constant biting wind outside keeping everything, including the precipitation, frozen. There’s also a coating of ice on the power lines outside which is a real cause for concern.

Q

On the freaky side, we may actually have thundersnow tonight. I’m actually looking forward to that. 😆