Tree in Our Back Yard, Looks Like Glass

@kobesbuddy (53039)
East Tawas, Michigan
April 15, 2018 8:42pm CST
We have been getting freezing rain for two days now, in Northeastern Michigan. Tonight, I went out in our back yard and noticed that our maple tree is coated with ice. This makes it look as if it's made out of crystal! The picture I took isn't very clear, first of all because I have a cheap camera, second of all it's dark outside, and last but not least, I'm a terrible photographer:) LOL Anyway, I tried to get a photo that would show this tree's glass-like covering, it fascinated me!
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Apr
Yes it is like the ones I watch in movies. Magical.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
It resembles glass, from the rain freezing on its bark.
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@mlgen1037 (29634)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy that is true, Kharla. It looks like it will break anytime.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@mlgen1037 And this morning, it warmed up and this tree looks totally different:)
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
16 Apr
Ice storms are never fun!
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
We've had two if them, in three days! :(
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy stay safe.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@allen0187 Thank you, Allen:) I will stay safe
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@Ithink (10501)
• United States
16 Apr
I don't like ice storms, makes everything so slippery.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
You are right, I slipped outdoors a couple days ago and almost fell down:(
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@Ithink (10501)
• United States
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy Ohhh hope you didn't twist anything.. this weather is ridiculous!
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@Ithink The only thing I twisted was the choke collar around Kobe's neck! LOL He wanted to go fast and almost made me fall:(
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@rheicel (7328)
• Philippines
16 Apr
You're not alone being a terrible photographer but practice makes perfect.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
I really don't enjoy photography, very much.
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@rheicel (7328)
• Philippines
17 Apr
@kobesbuddy Maybe if you buy DSLR camera you might enjoy photography.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
@rheicel I'm not interested in photography.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
16 Apr
It is covered with ice, I hope the trees have not been damaged by the ice storm.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Most of them are very durable, yet their dry limbs do break and fall to the ground.
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@LadyDuck (171600)
• Switzerland
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy It's a shame when the temperature drops so much.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@LadyDuck In the springtime, anything can happen with our weather.
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@aureliah (17990)
• Kenya
16 Apr
In fact it looks like its not really. Its a beautiful photo
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Thanks, it took my eye, as I walked out into our back yard.
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@aureliah (17990)
• Kenya
25 Apr
@kobesbuddy Its unique
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Apr
@aureliah I've never taken the time, to admire a tree covered with ice
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@ivanituut (1927)
16 Apr
Nice shot my friend
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Thanks, it does look like it's made out of crystal:)
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@ivanituut (1927)
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy good take more of it
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@ivanituut Maybe I will tomorrow, in the daylight:)
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@just4him (124505)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
I can tell it's covered in ice.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
It was actually beautiful, when the light shined on it:)
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@just4him (124505)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy I'm sure it was.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@just4him It's hard to take a clear photo, at night.
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@Courtlynn (55720)
• United States
16 Apr
It may be dark, but i can see it.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
The entire tree illuminates, when the light shines on it:)
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@Courtlynn (55720)
• United States
16 Apr
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@Courtlynn It amazed me, how it shined at night:)
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@Kandae11 (40402)
16 Apr
Wow! -Its that cold where you are.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
We get very cold weather, during the winter months.
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@Kandae11 (40402)
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy I thought spring had arrived.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
@Kandae11 Yes, it did and then two winter storms buried us in ice!
@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 Apr
Yes, it looks like glass because the ice coated it.. I can imagine how cold weather you have.. Stay safe always ma'am .
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Thank you, Jessa:) Yes, it did get pretty cold last night!
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@Jessabuma (33168)
• Baguio, Philippines
16 Apr
@kobesbuddy you're welcome ma'am ..
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
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@spiderdust (6899)
• San Jose, California
29 Apr
I can still see some of the glassiness in the photo. It must have been amazing in person!
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
29 Apr
Yes, the entire tree looked like it was made out of crystal:)
• New Baltimore, Michigan
19 Apr
That's awesome, like a huge Christmas ornament.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
19 Apr
Yes, and this Christmas ornament, could possibly tip the entire house over:)
@vandana7 (66896)
• India
17 Apr
You said it...you are a terrible photographer..evil grin. Kidding..you know me...I have to tease. I hope things improve. At our end we can't complain much. Mornings are pleasant with fan above. And things only start to get bad around 14 to 15 hours in the afternoon. Normally, March and April come with blistering heat, May can leave you tired of that heat. June 10th comes the respite. There have been hot spells this April too no doubt. But rains have arrived unusually to cool the place. So all is well.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Apr
You wrestle with the extreme heat where you live and we battle with the extreme cold weather:(
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• United States
16 Apr
Your picture certainly is good enough to show how the tree is glistening with th ice crystals. Very pretty but are you as tired of winter as I am?
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Yes, I'd love to see something green and I'm not referring to a St. Patrick's Day clover!
@sw8sincere (5026)
• Philippines
16 Apr
It was a nice shot. I can see that you have captured it nicely in a way that I could simply imagine how cold it is in your place now. Anyway, please take care my friend.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Thank you:) It's not really all that cold, at this time. Below 32-degrees Fahrenheit, that's all it takes to create ice on things, outdoors.
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@JohnRoberts (61418)
• Los Angeles, California
16 Apr
I have never seen anything like that.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
The water runs down the trees, then it freezes like a giant popsicle :)
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@JudyEv (130708)
• Bunbury, Australia
16 Apr
That's a bit different. Photographers often laugh together. Some will say to a photographer something like 'Wow, that's a great shot. You must have a really good camera'. I say it to Vince all the time now just to tease him.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
The ones that make me smile, are the photos of a human ear, or a single eye! If I had a really good camera, it wouldn't improve my picture-taking abilities, one iota LOL
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@caopaopao (12377)
• China
16 Apr
I never experienced freezing rain. From the picture I can see clearly that the tree is coated with ice. You are a good photographer.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
Thanks, I've never had a good camera, but this one works O.K.
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@andriaperry (56677)
• United States
16 Apr
It does look like glass.
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@kobesbuddy (53039)
• East Tawas, Michigan
16 Apr
We had two solid days of freezing rain, which leaves everything outdoors, with a glossy coating:)