Beautiful flowers bloom, the air warms, and leaves return to the trees in spring. This year many of the trees have missing branches, broken branches with jagged edges bare of leaves, some have no branches at all. Even though the ice storm of 2013 is long over, the damage remains. This video shows the wrath of the storm and the calm afterwards.
What an amazing contrast of destruction and beauty! The thunderous sound of the ice pouring down, trees breaking apart, branches cracking and falling to the ground during the storm, followed by a surreal calm; the beauty of glistening ice covered branches sparkling in the sunlight, bending gracefully towards the ground under the weight of the heavy thick ice.