A Very Frozen Day

On January 7th, 2004, everything turned to ice!

We had a total of about 12 inches of snow accumulation here in Duvall from the previous two snowfalls, and all night the temperature only rose from 24-degrees to 26-degrees. The twist here is that it was raining the entire night! So the instant a raindrop landed on something, it turned to ice. The results were strikingly beautiful as well as somewhat hazardous.
Heavy snow from the day before (A Very Frozen Day)
An icy Fire Twig shrub (A Very Frozen Day)
The heavier ice broke several trees, making a mess! (A Very Frozen Day)
Heavy snow from the day before An icy Fire Twig shrub The heavier ice broke several trees, making a mess!

Looking up through a maze of ice-tubes (A Very Frozen Day)
Cascading icicles on hemlock branches (A Very Frozen Day)
Our house as seen from the ice garden (A Very Frozen Day)
Looking up through a maze of ice-tubes Cascading icicles on hemlock branches Our house as seen from the ice garden

It was a free-for-all for my dog! (A Very Frozen Day)
The ice garden (A Very Frozen Day)
Chihuly was here (A Very Frozen Day)
It was a free-for-all for my dog! The ice garden Chihuly was here

Fractures built as snow turned to ice (A Very Frozen Day)
No Escape! (A Very Frozen Day)
Magnolia buds waiting for spring (A Very Frozen Day)
Fractures built as snow turned to ice No Escape! Magnolia buds waiting for spring

Lilac buds in crystalline sphere (A Very Frozen Day)
Rosemary in ice (A Very Frozen Day)
Chilly Cedar (A Very Frozen Day)
Lilac buds in crystalline sphere Rosemary in ice Chilly Cedar

From a Pine Bush (A Very Frozen Day)
Mmmm... Cedar-cicles... (A Very Frozen Day)
By late afternoon, things were getting rather drippy (A Very Frozen Day)
From a Pine Bush Mmmm... Cedar-cicles... By late afternoon, things were getting rather drippy





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