The phone awoke me this morning.
I had set my alarm for later than usual, so I was not up yet
when the all-call went out through our school district.
The superintendent did not try a two-hour delay; instead,
he went straight to " N . . . L . . . . schools are closed today."
We had known it was coming since last week,
but last night the storm had been down-graded by some weather reporters.
Their downgrade was in relation to inches in snow,
but that was not the danger; it was ice, ice,
and more ice raining down on us non-stop.
So instead of what I had planned for this topic,
I chose to highlight our icy landscape.
Mind you, I took photos
from inside the house!
The birds were a bit frantic this morning,
because the deer had eaten a bunch of corn and seed
the night before.
Their anxiety seemed to have lessened considerably
after Mike refilled the feeders.
The photo below is a close-up of the bush featured in the first photo.
I did walk two steps out on the front stoop.
This was taken after a snow storm.
This same bird (or a close relative--Ha!) is shown after our ice storm.
(My camera was set on a more sensitive dial.)
I like this little guy who somewhat sheltered in that bush
The bird feeders exhibit the ice well, don't you think?!
Last, here is a set of handy 'tools' to enhance our vision.
My husband leaves a pair of his reading glasses
throughout the house - literally every room that he's in at some point.
The above is on the stool by where he sits in the living room.
For more corner views on vision,
hop on over to Francesca's place.