For my Saturday Snaps I thought I'd elaborate a little on the Ice storm pictures, as seen on today's Advent Calendar Picture so you can see just what it was like- The storm came through on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and froze everything in its path. Trees were down, as were electrical cables, phone lines and roads were blocked.
It was amazing to see - but also very dangerous. Luckily we weren't really affected- we were staying a little further along the valley- so at least we had power for Christmas day- Many weren't so lucky and ended up spending Christmas in local schools and community centres.
Once the storm had passed, we ventured out to see what was going on.
Heavy rain had fallen and frozen on impact on anything it touched- roads were like skating rinks, cables and power lines were lying and just hanging- and tree branches were just snapped off with the weight of the ice.
But still - it was beautiful.