Mother Nature at Work

Now, if I lived somewhere where the trees looked like this:

I wouldn’t have woken up to ones that looked like this:

My yard looked so peaceful…

The ice sparkled on the trees..

But then I looked on the other side of the house…

What happened up there?

My precious River Birch trees!

The branches just snapped from the weight of the ice.

This is what the trees looked like last summer.

  (This was the only picture I could find.)

Even the other River Birch trees behind the house were bent under the weight.

At least these bounced back once the ice started to melt.

I am linking up to A Southern Daydreamer Outdoor Wednesday.

Who else had ice damage from this storm?

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6 Comments

  1. Pat
    February 2, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    Funny how we both keep going back to what things are "supposed" to look like! We are both ready for spring. I do love your river birches, at least how they are supposed to look!Pat

  2. kinga @ blueloom
    February 2, 2011 / 9:47 pm

    Hi ShelleyWe got little over a foot of snow last night, but I can see you had an ice storm. Wow, poor birch tree.Your garden looks beautiful in the summer, so I guess you are a gardener just like us. :)Lets hope spring is coming early this year! Stay warm.Kinga

  3. Val
    February 2, 2011 / 11:11 pm

    Wow….I hope you are staying warm and cozy!!

  4. Shellbelle
    February 3, 2011 / 12:42 am

    I'm sorry, please don't hate me, but you know where I live looks like the first picture in your post.Last year we had freezing temps (still nothing like yours) that damaged and destroyed most of our tropical trees and plants. Spring came and everything was still sad and brown, but by summer little sprouts of green started popping out everywhere. The limbs I cut from my 20-year-old prized plumeria before the freeze, grew strong and tall again.I'm sure your River Birch trees will reward you in the same fashion. Nature has a way of rejuvenating itself when given tender, loving care and I just know you'll be doing that.Stay warm and be safe, my Shelley friend.

  5. New Jersey Memories
    February 3, 2011 / 5:20 am

    I really am tired of the snow and ice! I'm so ready for spring!By the way, I love that rounded window! You must have a beautiful home. Just wait until spring when the flowers bloom again! The New Jersey countryside is beautiful!Thanks for visiting my blog!

  6. Anonymous
    February 4, 2011 / 12:58 pm

    That's too bad about the trees – they look so pretty in the summer photo. I want to go wherever that first photo was taken, please! 🙂 I'm so ready for the snow to be gone.Happy weekend…

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