The front edge of a huge winter storm that was forecast to produce blizzard conditions in St. Louis came through today and coated everything in ice. As a grower of plants that don't necessarily enjoy being weighed down and stressed to the breaking point I'm not particularly fond of ice in general.
I do love looking at it though, especially up close.
As I write this in the evening, we hadn't gotten the snow that was expected, which could have been 15" or more. Instead we got sleet all day long. I'm not sure how I feel about the snow missing us... somewhat disappointed as I love deep snow, but somewhat relieved too.
At least I'm sure of how I feel about looking at this ice on my plants: I love it!