For those of you wanting to see some pictures from the recent ice storm, here you go.
This bush sorta got short and flat:
A tree branch:
Then, at noon:
Then the snow came:
If you have trouble finding the driveway… well, good thing we’ve got reflectors.
The rental generator that kept us warmish:
You can also see the whole set on flickr.
A CNN crew was apparently in Kansas briefly this week. They seemed surprised to be hit by tornadoes, and then by a 5,000-acre prairie fire.
I started smelling smoke yesterday evening, went outside to investigate. I didn’t see or hear any fire. I figured some grassland must be burning again, and checked on it every couple of hours.
Turns out it was a good 30 miles away.
The funny thing is that CNN doesn’t seem to have ever filed a report from Kansas about this; they just posted a blog story.