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Pensacola Ice Storm

Timing is everything. I had wait to get these photos until enough ice had formed to make it interesting, but before I lost what little light we had with the clouds, rain, sleet and now freezing rain.

If you are the praying kind, I ask your prayers for the homeless, those without heat, those who still have to make it home (so far the roads are OK but the bridges may start icing soon) and for these poor helpless birds seeking shelter on a night which will show them no pity.







Screen shot 2014-01-28 at 5.57.28 PM

January 28, 2014 - Posted by | Birds, ExPat Life, Florida, Gardens, Living Conditions, Pensacola, Safety, Wildlife


  1. Such good shots, tricky timing. I’ve never seen icicles on trees. Must be cold!!

    Comment by 'CC' Richards, Daytripper Sippers | January 28, 2014 | Reply

    • 23°F this morning. It is SO cold. Fortunately my husband filled all the bird feeders this morning – we have three, plus suet and one of those seed/suet bells – and we had the most amazing number of birds this morning. I had to take out hot water to melt the waters we set out – they were all solid ice, as were the huge tubs of water we use to water our gardens. This is even cold for Seattle!

      Comment by intlxpatr | January 29, 2014 | Reply

      • I just worked it out, that’s -5 degrees in our money (Celsius). brrr. Since we moved we don’t get quite that cold now, but Canberra often does in winter. Bet the birdies loved the warm water! CC

        Comment by 'CC' Richards, Daytripper Sippers | January 29, 2014

      • They loved it for about 20 minutes, and then – it all froze again. Tomorrow morning will be even colder, maybe 19°F (colder, more degrees below 15°C) but then it is expected to rise rapidly until noon, when it will reach 43°F or so – it will seem balmy!

        Comment by intlxpatr | January 29, 2014

  2. Now the price of orange juice will spike , becuase of the frost / freeze of the South and Florida in particular

    Comment by daggero | January 31, 2014 | Reply

    • You know, I am not so sure that is true. The ice storm was slanted – it hit Pensacola hard, but slanted up through Atlanta and much of the South escaped the hard freeze, including, I believe, the orange groves. Remember Pensacola is almost Alabama, we are far out here in the west. 🙂

      Comment by intlxpatr | February 1, 2014 | Reply

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