Sunday, 29 December 2013

Our Little Yellow School and The Ice Storm

What a start to the Christmas holidays this year!  School ended on December 19 with our big holiday party. On Saturday night, December 21, an ice storm knocked out power to much of our corner of the world. Our little yellow school was no exception.  It lost power on Saturday night and did not regain power until the early hours of Tuesday morning, approximately 2 1/2 days later. Power to the building fluctuated over the days that followed and has now stabilized. Everything at school is fine.  The only casualties were our classroom fish.  

Here are some pictures taken at the school on Sunday morning. It was so beautiful and peaceful.  The pictures do not do it justice.

This is the back of our school near the main entrance.  Can you see all the icicles?

Here is a close up of the icicles.  They were so lovely!
Here is another picture of the icicles.

Here is the little house in the playground closest to the school.  Behind it is the forest.

We were very worried about the multitude of trees on our property.  Fortunately, our trees had been trimmed this summer so they were in great shape to withstand the storm. They all survived with minimal damage.

Although it isn't pretty to look at right now, this tree provides one of our playgrounds with wonderful shade.

Here is a view of some branches with a few of our pines in the background.
Our towering pines remained tall and strong.

The pines were covered with ice.

This is as close as I could get to our second playground.  The bent maple tree has since sprung back.

The parking lot would have made a fantastic skating rink!  It is about the same size as a rink too.

We hope that our students and their families did not suffer too much through the storm.  We look forward to seeing you all in the new year!