Ice ice baby

Encased

We’ve had some fairly unusual weather lately. One morning, everything was encased in a layer of ice. These poor azaleas never knew what hit them.
Same with the camellias:

Then the next day, the sun came out and everything melted.

Drip…

drip…

Melting

drip.

This morning we have a little bit of snow. I’m dreaming of Hawaii. What about you?

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19 Responses to Ice ice baby

  1. jacquelincangro says:

    I am soooo dreaming of Hawaii! Or anywhere warm really. We just got 6 inches of snow overnight. The 4th snowstorm of the season! It’s beautiful when the snow hangs in the crooks of the tree limbs and the wrought iron fences, but…
    Wishing for spring…

  2. Caroline says:

    We had a few really warm days and the bushes got so confused, some started blossoming. Yesterday it snowed now the poor little flower are freezing… I was in Martinique once… Yes!

  3. You got snow? I got nothing, which is sad because I was really looking forward to a delay this morning.

  4. Lady Jennie says:

    Did it kill the plants? And is the cold going to kill mine that are prematurely poking through?

    • No, those azaleas are still alive. I can’t believe they can survive ice and winds like we’re having, but they do every year. I think this is as far north as they can make it, though. Keep your fingers crossed for those new shoots.

  5. 36x37 says:

    Now that everything has melted, are the flowers ok?

    This post makes me think of what I saw during a trip to your neck of the woods this week. There was a dusting of snow–just an inch or two–but the trees were encased in ice. It was breathtaking. I’ve only seen such a scene a handful of times, and it always takes my breath away.

    • Yes, the azaleas should be fine. They are tough little shrubs! It’s hard to believe such delicate flowers can withstand winters like this. Ice can be very beautiful, but walking on it is a nightmare. It was really tough walking the dog earlier this week.

  6. S.P. says:

    Dear P&P
    Thank you SO much for voting for me on “The Homies”! I appreciate your support 🙂

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    I feel almost (but not quite) guilty to share that our weather has been spectacular this last week and predicted to continue into the weekend. New buds are appearing on my willows as the last leaves are still clinging to other branches. Poor things don’t know which end is up!

  7. I’ll take the snow over freezing rain anytime. It’s 6:30 am and the temp is up to a balmy -13 C (10 F) and everything is covered in a beautiful clean white blanket of fresh snow. I hope the azalea’s and camellia’s survive … were the camellia’s about to bloom … in January?

    • Cheryl, I have no idea. This camellia seems to always have buds on it, but not many blooms. I think it’s very confused. 🙂 I had gorgeous camellias in California that bloomed all winter long.
      Yes, I would rather deal with snow than ice. It was really tough walking the dog before the ice melted!

  8. Kame says:

    Wow…I love that first picture. You would never see that kind of ice here in our country

  9. mindymilburn says:

    Great mind! I must have been channeling you yesterday lol

    I LOVE the first one, it is fantastic!

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