Winter came with a vengeance last week. My power went off during the night and came back on at noon. My internet was down until late in the evening. It started with sleet all day and then most of the night, turning to snow all the next day. The trees were covered with ice and soon the weight caused limbs to break. A cedar that lives just across the fence of my back yard collapsed from the top. I now have a damaged fence. It required a chain saw to clear the limbs off my fence and storage building. I now have a pile of limbs in my back yard that will have to wait for a thaw to be moved.
It has been a few days and the temperature has not risen above freezing. The roads finally cleared enough that I felt safe driving so I made a trip to the store. It is beautiful out there. The trees and shrubs are still covered with ice and the ground is still covered with snow. The sun was brilliant in a clear sky. A million diamonds flashed among the limbs of the trees.
I tried to capture it on film but was not successful. The diamonds just would not show up. I will just have to carry that scene in my mind. Maybe I can capture it on canvas.
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