Tulsa had all the hysteria w/o any of the weather...
Snow is at least pretty. Ice has no redeeming qualities. Our poor, poor trees.
If you're not a Winter Person, (of course you aren't, you live in Midland. Also, Winter People are not Sane People.) do not make the mistake that I did and move one block away from a Great Lake. I love my building, and the city is gorgeous, but you know what's not gorgeous? 4 to 5 months of dirty slush, ice, snow, road salt, and the bitter lake-effect wind and precipitation that's so brisk that it makes your bones ache. Oh, and the terrible, terrible gloomy-ness. My condolences to the trees :(
Sad for the trees, but at least when ice melts it's moisture for the poor parched land.
Brent, my bones ache for you. Here's wishing you many respites!
Yep, it will provide a little water for everything, but the trees in our yard were getting plenty; now they may be too damaged to survive.
Not sure if this is wise or not, but when we get a bit of ice I try to go around and tape the branches lightly. Sometimes they will let go of the ice.
As I write this the wind is whistling around the house and I hear thunder in the distance. Hope it is the last of the rain and wind and cold for a while. The effect is beautiful until the ice becomes too heavy and the limbs break. Then it is just sad because another lovely tree has been lost. Hope they all pull through.
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