When you live in Oregon where you get plenty of rain, it just means that if it gets to 30-32 degrees while it is raining, you get ice on everything. So, we woke up to a winter wonderland that did NOT include snow. It is strange that the roads themselves didn't get bad, so it wasn't bad to walk or drive since the ground itself was still warm. However, because the ground was already saturated with rain, the ice on the trees made them heavy. A lot of branches broke off, some falling on houses and into the streets, and some trees fell, pulling up the root balls - just too heavy with ice. The above-ground telephone lines had icicles hanging, making them look like they had fringe.
I took some pictures Thursday and Friday. The sun came out Friday and started melting some of it. When the sun hit the trees and bushes it looked like liquid silver - so pretty! The pictures just can't do it justice - you just need to imagine liquid silver.