We always get ice! Seldom any snow. Just ice! The freezing rain started just after dark last evening. By this morning, an estimated 1/4 to 1/2 inch of ice covered everything including, of course, the power lines. How we escaped a power outage is beyond me. There’s so much ice on the lines, you’d think the electricity would just freeze up. Big ole Lob lolly Pine trees buckled. Two just gave up and toppled over. Huge limbs littered the driveway into the farm like some tornado had ripped through. The Beach Road looks like the Polar Expressway. Our Camellia Beds had the look of frozen spinach. That’s a photograph of it above. When I got up this morning, I rolled out the portable generator and chanced a two mile drive to a gas station to pick up 5 gallons. It was slow going, never going over 20 miles an hour. Yes, I have four wheel drive. I never ever think to lay in gas the night before. Why is that? I haven’t had to use it. So far so good. Tonight, no precipitation but the deep freeze has an encore. Maybe some snow tomorrow the weather gurus say. I’ve always had a suspicion the weather people are in cahoots with the grocery stores to share in the bread and milk bounty when the nasty stuff closes in. I whine. Thank you Lord for not making us Boston. Stay warm……and safe.