Yup. It's spring on the prairie.
I'm not too worried about most of the natives we have, and the ice doesn't seem heavy enough to cause much branch damage, even to the non-natives, but I doubt we'll have much of a Callery pear crop this fall. The cedar waxwings will miss the berries.
On the plus side, as I hurriedly walked about, trying to keep my camera dry, one item I saw made me extremely happy. Do you notice anything special in the photo below?
I haven't seen that much water in the draw for probably 2 years. This is certainly a major silver lining to this cloud of an ice storm.