During the "ice storm" we've had here in central Texas over the last few days, we've been fortunate to not have any power outages or other weather-related problems. It always amuses me when people from the north insist that we're "freaking out over nothing," etc. etc. What people forget is that a lot of us live here because this type of thing DOESN'T happen. People who live here are drawn to WARM weather and are oftentimes escaping the ice and snow of colder climates. Furthermore, I'll remind everyone that we're used to a different type of extreme... the HEAT! (We generally don't "get it" when people in Wisconsin get heat stroke when the temp up there hits 90.)
So, here are a few pictures of things that I'm NOT used to seeing: The Ligustrum that lines the fence between our yard and the neighbors is weighed down by ice.
Ice on our Continental.
The Hancock bridge over Mopac, frozen over.
Ice on the Mexican Plum.
The utility wires connecting to the house.