I am writing this late Wednesday afternoon as I fear the power will go out shortly. The freezing rain began about 6am and as of 4pm has not quit. And guess what?!? We just lost power - thank goodness we have an emergency generator!
This freezing rain is worse than that which we had last Wednesday.
(See the yellow hued male House Finch!)
I could literally watch the icicles grow.
Look how thick it is.
This Steller's Jay looks as happy as I feel...not.
I went outside about 2:30pm to knock down the ice from the feeders so the birds could access the food.
The quail hunkered down - they settled for the night about 4pm.
I did have pretty good bird action as food was hard to find other than at the feeders.
I also took a broom and attempted to knock off some of the ice from this little Japanese Maple. I am worried that we will lose some branch.
All the trees are heavily coated.
The pine needles are white.
I've kept the hummingbird feeders frost free - poor guys.
Look at our deer fence.
It's kinda' pretty.
I like the pattern of longer and shorter icicles.
Here's a Towhee.
The Douglas Fir trees are so icy they are dropping.
Big Leaf Maple tree.
We will have to see what this evening bring...yet more freezing rain or we have the possibility of snow. I don't think there is a 'good' choice. The moisture is supposed to end about 9pm Wednesday night, but as the temperatures are to stay below freezing, I'll bet there is no school tomorrow.