Dec 23, freezing rain, followed by snow and ice, power outages sometime for a week, Christmas plans unhinged, and ice still heavy on the trees more than a week later.
The storm begins; the deer can still get through the snow.The pine branches are still upright, with a new sheenAnd then, they start to droopYou can see the freezing rainLeaves get coatedBoughs, and whole tree trunks start to bendThe next day, the ice thickensForsythiaThings start to get etherealCedar branchesThe birch bends to the ground