The Midwest has been covered with a coat of ice for the better part of 4 days. I am aware of some serious situations where people have been without power for days. I know of one dairy farmer who is under severe duress as he needs power to run his milking operation. Simply put, his cows have to be milked or they will dry up and his farm could go out of business. Such storms cause serious hardship, no doubt, keep the Midwest in your prayers.
At the same time the coating of ice causes such distress, there are rare pictures to be taken, and you can bet my wife was out taking them. These are a few of the pictures she took just a mile from our house.