The Beauty of Ice Storms

January 17, 2009 / 7 Comments

ice storm The Beauty of Ice Storms

Back in the ’70s (yeah, I am an old goat) there was a tornado that went through Cincinnati, where I was living at the time. I was listening to the warnings on the radio as I drove a delivery truck for a flower store. I happened to look in the rear view mirror and saw a giant twister. Thankfully, it was about 10 miles away. But, I couldn’t help but get out of my truck and just stand there enthralled, watching it come my way. Beautiful. It was at the height of the Cold War. Russia was saying “Our nukes can destroy the world more times than yours can.” America answered back “Destroying the Earth a few times is enough.” Neither country had the power to stop the tornado.

Storms have a beauty about them. Yeah, there’s often destruction. But there is still beauty. How about these pix after an Ice Storm in China?


  • Alex

    Wow, this is amazing! We get ice storms where I live, but it’s nothing compared to this…

  • http://kinghyrum.blogspot.com/ Hyrum

    That is sooo cool. I wish we had ice storms in the Seattle Cascadia area.

  • http://43vents.com stormwatch

    Nice pics. Plenty of ice-storms in Indiana too.

  • Poppies

    Quality photography. Ohio gets pounded with the solidified water.

  • James

    Yes, watermelons

  • http://www.glen.co.nz Glen Webber – NZ Birder

    What an amazing selection of pictures.
    Nature never stops impressing me.

    Cheers,
    Glen.

  • http://greentravelreviews.com Zana@GreenTravelReviews

    Wow this is really neat. Would have never imagined an ice storm could create such beautiful images.