Yesterday we received more than 1/4″ of ice during the latest winter storm to hit the East Coast of the United States.
While it was beautiful to see, the ice proved problematic for people and wildlife. Thankfully, our power remained on, and I was able to work throughout the day on deadlines, with a couple of breaks to carefully tread outside with the camera.
I kept the bird feeder full of seed and had many visitors, including the squirrels. I did have a pang of guilt from chasing them off the feeders in this weather, so I made amends by cleaning out one of the feeders and putting the old seed out in the yard for them.
A flock of Cardinals provided some of the only color of the day, and I enjoyed photographing them against the icy trees. One of the images, similar to the one above, I posted on Twitter was picked up by meteorologist Bryan Schuerman here and used on the NBC TV station out of Hagerstown, Maryland. Kind of fun!