Great Arctic Death

Ice Cage
Originally uploaded by MikeOliveri.

Because the Snowy Apocalypse and the Icy Doom weren’t enough, nature had to come through with another kick in the balls: the Great Arctic Death. Two power outages, a half-inch sheath of ice, and over 24 hours of wind chills around -20F later, we’re still here.

It’s been a long time since I’ve seen this kind of ice around here, especially ice lasting more than a few hours. With all the trees bending down to kiss the roads, it almost feels like they’re trying to snare someone and drag them off the road for a snack.

I snuck out for some pictures after the initial ice storm on Friday. I thought about doing so again today to catch the ice sparkling in the sunlight, but I decided I’d rather not have my nuts shrunk all the way up to my lungs. Great Arctic Death is supposed to back off a bit tomorrow, so maybe tomorrow afternoon I can get out with the camera again.

About Mike Oliveri

Mike Oliveri is a writer, martial artist, cigar aficionado, motorcyclist, and family man, but not necessarily in that order. He is currently hard at work on the werewolf noir series The Pack for Evileye Books.

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  1. Harv says:

    Lots of snow everywhere. I just grabbed a good cigar and a flask of whiskey then went for a long walk in the snow.

  2. Mike says:

    Flask and a cigar, eh? That’s a fantastic idea.

  3. […] over two weeks, as the few times I’ve had to head out in that direction I was concerned the Great Arctic Death had left it […]

  4. Harv says:

    Now it’s raining and flooding here. I had to take tonights walk with just the flask.

    At least I’m not flooded out of my home.

  5. Harv says:

    Wife doesn’t like it when you smoke indoors? Same here. My Christmas gift cigars are begging to be lit up.

  6. Harv says:

    I may have to smoke outdoors, but I don’t have problems keeping stocked. My father is a cigar nut and makes sure my humidor is always full.