I'm home in Vermont for the holidays, so of course it's a balmy 70 degrees in DC and ice storming here. My friends from non-tundra areas of the world have never seen an ice storm before, so I went for a walk through the woods with my parents and dog Tobey to take some snaps. The governor issued a request that everyone stay at home and after 48 hours of freezing rain the world is a glistening ice rink of doom. Not too doom to hike through the mountains though, so we bundled up and hit the trail. In most places the ice is a solid 1.5" inches thick, causing giant pines to bend under the weight on their branches. I'm grateful there's no wind - if it were to kick up before we melt trees will start snapping off, bringing power lines down with them. Fingers crossed!
In the meantime, enjoy these wintery photos I took with my Fuji x100s. I'm sipping hot cocoa by the fire for the rest of the day to warm up. Happy holidays!