There is something amazing and magical about an ice storm. The ice magically encases every branch, leaf and wire, transferring the dull brownness of winter into a fantasy land.
These pictures were taken on Thursday (two days after Tuesday night's storm). D and I tried to catch the rays of the late afternoon sun illuminating the icy branches. The photos might give you some idea, but we couldn't quite capture the feeling of walking around and through the woods. (a future painting perhaps?) For those of you that are familiar with my paintings, you know that I am fascinated with the effects of light through branches, foliage and just about anything.
Unfortunately, the ice knocked down some power lines. These lines cross our property. Somewhere down yonder lines were down. We were without any power from 6:00 pm until after midnight on Tuesday. We made a fire, lit a bunch of candles and drank mint tea (thanks to our gas stove) and listened to classical music on a little battery operated radio. Dumb Neetzy had her laptop plugged into the wall without a surge protector. On Wednesday afternoon I tried to turn on my laptop...nothing. D finagled with it and it is now working. (That's why I keep him around. He is also tall and can reach things for me).
We did enjoy a two hour school delay on Wednesday. Wednesday night I started an abstract painting class at the Art Association. I will be working primarly with acrylics. I have been wanting to revisit acrylics for the last year or so. They are very versatile! Of course I will continue with oils, but I'm excited about my new adventure.
A snowstorm was predicted for today, but the path was diverted, leaving us a tiny dusting and more ice. I was to start a grad class today but it was cancelled due to the impending weather. The Alberta Clippers are always disappointing. I am ready for a good Nor'easter. I want to be snowed in for a few days.