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Iced Pecans

Iced Pecans

Still held fast to their formative limbs, pecans dangle encased in ice after a bout of freezing rain. Normally 15-20 feet or more above ground, the branches sagged severely from the weight of the ice, bringing them down at or below eye level. In this case, they didn't snap, and within a few days after the ice melted, resumed essentially their former positions. Thousands of other limbs and even some whole trees in the area couldn't handle the strain, however, and collapsed.

Norman, OK (10 Dec 7), looking SE