Iced! Huge Winter Storm Hits Midwest

St. Louis has been thoroughly iced these past few days. Starting with a huge winter storm that rolled in Wednesday night (which began with rain, then changed to freezing rain, sleet, and finally snow), everything in St. Louis that was exposed to the elements began to freeze. Trees and power lines did not interact too well... and over 500,000 customers were without power at the height of the power outages. Thankfully, there are very few reports of medical problems resulting from the storm so far.

Taking advantage of the beautiful ice God gave us, I decided to snap some pictures - here are a few of my favorites:

Frozen Leaf 
This leaf has no chance of surviving.

The seminarians took advantage of the ice/snow mix.

Note: This tree does not normally bend like that.

Pine Needles - Frozen
Everything was encased in a thick coat of ice.