ice storm pics

These are a few pictures I took 2 years back of an ice storm that hit the Raleigh-Durham area of NC. It took out power for the area for a couple of days in some areas and over a week in others. I was without power for 6 days but it wasn't all that bad for me because they got power back at work on the second day and I mostly stayed there that week.

I'm posting these in sympathy for my parents that have just endured the same sort of thing in SC. They have their power on now but much of the area was without power for 3-7 days. Just before Christmas, it was. The stores must have been going crazy! More than half of them weren't able to be open during that critical week.

A tree down on some cars in the parking lot of the apartment complex I was living in at that time.











The Old Well at UNC. A landmark of sorts.














A bench with ice I really liked the way the ice looked on the trees in the background.

Comments

MissMeliss said…
Ice storms are beautiful when viewed from the warmth of home via computer, don't you think? :)

Lovely images. Hope your parents are okay.
Lisa said…
Beautiful pictures, but that sure is scary weather! I'd rather have a foot or two of snow than even a little bit of that ice. (I turfed it pretty good in my own driveway the other day. It hurt my tush AND my pride!)

HAPPY NEW YEAR! :-)
I completely feel for your parents - we seem to end up with the worst ice storms in Missouri here where I live, and we get them pretty much every year. But the pictures are beautiful, especially of the bench. Isn't it amazing how something so destructive can be so beautiful??
Plumkrazzee said…
Bummer!! But it IS pretty. Michele sent me back, shall I karaoke some Barry Manilow for you?!
Beanhead said…
So glad I live in Florida!

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Juggling Mother said…
The trees behind the bench are indeed beautiful.

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Lisa said…
Mornin', utenzi. Here via Michele today!

I always look forward to your wonderful pictures. I hope your parents have thawed out by now!
craziequeen said…
Hi utenzi - your post reminded me of when we had a powercut here a few years back, and it hit the supermarket (no tills or anything!). Staff were given calculators and manual credit card rollers, and produce prices were estimated.
That was a fun shopping trip. Never repeated though, they have an independent generator now :-)

Happy New Year, my dear!

cq
btw - new memory on my blog [wink]
panthergirl said…
Ice storms are so beautiful!!!!! Everything looks like glass. As long as you don't have to drive in it....

Right now, it's HAILING here in NY!

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margalit said…
Did you go to UNC? Such a beautiful campus and Chapel Hill is a great outpost of civilization in a very odd state. I lived in APEX, the peak of good living, for a couple of years. Gag me.

Michele sent me.
Michelle said…
Fabulous photos David. Infact, i'd love the middle one framed :)

Happy New Year to yourself and Renee :o)
David said…
Happy new year
Kathy said…
Wonderful pictures! The ice is so beautiful, and so dangerous. I think of the Carolinas as being south and not subject to ice and snow, but of course they are hit each year by this sort of thing. Here via Michele!
puremood said…
I don't like going thru ice storms but they make for good photos!

Happy New Year!
eph2810 said…
Yikes - quite some damages, but the pictures are still pretty. Haven't seen ice like that since moving 14 years ago to the Desert.
Have a blessed 2006!
No_Newz said…
I hope things are clearing up and the folks are a-okay. The bench photo is awesome!
Happy New Year!
Lois Lane
P.S. I have some plasma in my TV and platelets in my radio. Can you help? Nice spam ya got there. ;)
kenju said…
Utenzi, thanks for the visit and the wishes for happy new year; I say it right back to you, my friend!
craziequeen said…
tis the New Year now - Hope you had a peaceful one....

btw - not only have I visited Stephanie - I've blogrolled her..and her me...

Thank you for my new friend, Utenzi :-)

cq
Claire said…
Happy New Year Utenzi! Great photo's I love to look at photo's like this but prefer to stay as far away from ice and snow as possible!
JustSue said…
Gorgeous pics! Thank you for sharing them with us!

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Karen said…
Wow, isn't nature just amazing?! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

Michele sent me...
Jean-Luc Picard said…
Great new pics there!

Have a great New Year, Michele sent me.
It's amazing how things that are so dangerous can be so beautiful at the same time.

Here via Michele's to wish you a happy new year.
Lish said…
Beautiful pics as usual, Utenzi.
Michelle said…
Dave, i love that last photo it really is stunning. Why are we back in December last year btw?

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