So the winter solstice was yesterday, and what did we get to mark the occasion? An ice storm. We got off quite lucky here… only 1cm (1/2 inch) of ice, but places north and east of here dealt with up to 52 hours of freezing rain, producing sheets of ice 5 cm (2 inches thick). On the news they showed kids in ice skates playing hockey on the street! Lots of power outages, and downed trees and limbs! Early in the day, I went out and snapped a few pics as the ice started piling up!