We have had colder weather and we have had more ice in the past. But although the lakes and most of the ponds were still too warm to freeze this go ‘round, it got plenty cold enough for most of us.
And because of Facebook and the like, I can still show a bunch of ice on TV and not have to go get out in it myself.
Kristy Clark sent us this shot of Wright's Mill in Madison. This is literally what it looks like when the machinery is frozen up.
And although one of the treats of eating home-grown Mississippi catfish is it is never frozen, King Cat at the Catfish Museum in Belzoni, got a little frosty. Thanks to Steve Anderson for this shot.
Jennifer Fiorilli was taken with the frozen fountain in a yard on Jackson Street in Ridgeland. As was Christy Morse with the same treatment the icy blast gave the town fountain in Hazlehurst.
Joan Sanders shows you how they get ice water in Vicksburg. And my friend Sal Durkin forwarded these shots Ben Hillyer snapped of the fountain in the park behind St. Mary's Basilica in Natchez. Winter hits. Water stops in its tracks.
However, I'm not totally a fireplace potato in the cold weather. I did manage to get some ice that coated the trees before they shut off the fountains in front of Thalia Mara Hall in Jackson.
This reminded me of what the whole north half of the state looked like back in 1994 in the ice storm. Whole towns went weeks without electricity. But the ice sure was pretty. And anywhere water got out of bounds it was likely to stay there.
This poor tree my daughter told me about is pretty well anchored in place for the duration of the cold at the boat ramp at the southeast corner of the reservoir. And any water that splashed on the underside of the pier is still there.
The horse that is a part of the elaborate fountain at the Renaissance, in Ridgeland, became a unicorn for a while due to the ice. And this yard fountain in Mill Creek shows that the owners know you have to keep the water flowing to keep the pipes from freezing. Because ice on the outside of the fountain is a treat. Ice inside the pipes is a pain.
But on my way in to edit up all of these ice pictures this caught my eye in our flower bed. Those little green shoots sprouting up? No matter what else winter gives us, in six weeks, these will be daffodils.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:19 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:19:17 GMT
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.Family members went by to check on a mother and son and found both of themMore >>
Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing says his office is working a death pending case, involving two bodies found Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:24:15 GMT
We're trying to get more information now on a body found in Jackson this morning. We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North, near Beasley Road andMore >>
We have few details available, but JPD confirms a man was found dead around 5 am at I-55 North and Beasley Road.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:39:00 GMT
MDOT is reporting a large accident at I-55 N before MS 463 in Madison. Skycopter traffic reports that the incident could be 2 separate accidents involving up to 9 cars. All lanes are blocked and theMore >>
All lanes are back open and traffic is flowing smoothly.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:18:35 GMT
We're in the beginning of Fall Harvest season and some Holmes County farmers are already experiencing set backs. A number of thefts targeting farmers have been reported in Holmes County. Sheriff WillieMore >>
Sheriff Willie March says his department has received four reports of stolen farm equipment. Some of the stolen tractors are valued at up to $55,000 dollars.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:23:56 GMT
Fire fighters are on the scene of a massive house fire burning in West Jackson. It started before 4:00am on Patann Street near Boling Street. That's near Medgar Evers Blvd. Flames have completely engulfedMore >>
Flames completely engulfed the home. It's not clear what sparked the flames, but the house was vacant at the time of the fire so there were no injuries.
Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:11:21 GMT
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. Hannah Elizabeth Graham sent her friends a text message around 1:20 a.m. on Saturday,More >>
An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety.More >>
Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:42:19 GMT
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there. "It's justMore >>
Relief is on the way for motorists in Brandon who travel through the Highway 80 and Interstate 20 intersection. Planned construction will improve a high accident area at the on ramp there.More >>
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