After our holiday thaw, winter returned with a vengeance in a weather system that gave us snow, freezing rain, and a plummeting of temperatures. The way freezing rain interacts with trees and bushes is beautiful, albeit destructive.
These two shots are at the north side of the Bank Street Bridge, where bushes and trees rise up alongside the bridge. In such cases, it's best to leave the branches alone, weighted down with ice though they are. They'll bounce back when the ice shakes loose, but trying to remove the ice will just break branches.