7.5 x 11
We rarely see snow in Georgia, but we do see ice! Some years, it overwhelms the systems we have in place....I know that Northerners laugh at us when we shut everything down for what seems to them, a few flurries....but the truth is, there's never really snow, just ice. Our water and heating systems freeze because our building and infrastructure codes only place them a few inches underground, rather than several feet like our neighbors to the north. The accumulating ice rips down power lines and roof structures that were never designed to carry the load. There are also no response vehicles equipped to clear roads or manage accumulating freezing rain.....and forget about snow tires or chains. The only ice we're used to is in our tea!
We're just not equipped to help ourselves, so things can go badly.
But as long as we're home safely with plenty of food, we just sit near our fireplaces, huddled in our quilts with our candles burning......and just let the sleet have it's way, knowing we'll wake up to a crystallized, sparkling wonderland. I secretly love it when we have a shutdown from ice. Time stops when the ice is falling. It's pure magic.
Painting only; unframed