They call it a ‘glitter storm’ in Newfoundland but here it’s just a dreaded ice storm! At first it was so pretty but we knew if it lasted too long it meant trouble and trouble we have…
…first you hear the unmistakable crackling sound and then with a thunderous crash, laden with their burden of ice the branches start to fall. It’s a sad sound and a dangerous one too as you hope it’s not the big shade tree that towers over your house in summer…and for some it is.
The roads are blocked and then the work crews turn up to clear them until another tree falls.
The power has been out now for many of us for soon to be 36 hours – I write this knowing I can’t post until we have electricity again but it helps pass the time. A power outage, which might have been just a nuisance in less frigid conditions becomes a worry, especially for the elderly, as we watch the thermometer in our homes drop.
A calm has descended but then that ominous crackle and another giant is wounded.