Cold As Ice

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We had a small ice event this week. After trekking home in slushy weather on Monday, I was awoken at 4 am Tuesday by an ice storm warning alarm on my phone. The initial predictions were a little scary for those of us who remember Ice Storm ’94. But in the end, there was barely enough freezing rain to qualify for an ice storm warning. I’m not complaining – I don’t want power outages or a tree through my roof! I wouldn’t have minded being homebound for a day or two, though. The roads remained mostly fine, except for some black ice here and there.

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It’s still really cold, so a lot of the ice is still around. I snapped these pictures yesterday evening while killing time before church.

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You can sort of see the ice on the trees in the streetlight!

In other news: this is my new camera! My old Canon Powershot SD1200 was lost/stolen at a wedding I went to in October. I was happy with that camera, so I bought an exact duplicate for cheap on eBay. Unfortunately, it was a lemon (lesson learned about buying electronics on eBay). The focus didn’t work at all on zoomed shots, and only sporadically on wide shots. After perusing reviews, I bought this Canon Powershot SX260 with Christmas money and am loving it so far. Unfortunately, I haven’t had time to sew a case for it, so I’m carrying it around in the flimsy plastic wrap from the packaging. Classy!

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8 Responses to Cold As Ice

  1. Jessica says:

    The ice looks really cool (no pun intended) on that first photo. It’s like hard candy. I want to pull it off the leaves and put it in my drink!

  2. gator618 says:

    We received that same Canon as a Christmas gift and I love it so far. I need to sit down with the CD and learn the many modes of the camera, though.

  3. bluiis says:

    I love that first picture! The ice one the leaves looks really cool.

    I’m glad you’re loving your new camera. I’ve heard multiple times that Canon is the brand for p&s cameras.

    • It seems to be! I hear good things about Nikons too, but I’m just naturally loyal to Canons. My brother uses them exclusively, for work and personal stuff, and he knows a lot more about these things than I do.

  4. steph says:

    Love Canon! I have a point and shoot and a DSLR. Wouldn’t trade them for money. ;)

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