So far, it hasn't been a bad winter in New England, where I live. One thing that troubles me about winter here (even when not severe), though, is the possibility of slipping on ice and breaking something. I try to take a daily walk regardless of the season, but slippery roads hardly make for ideal walking conditions.
There is, however, one thing I like about the ice that Old Man Winter dumps on us: its contribution to winter scenery. An example can be seen in the picture here. While it's not good for the shrub's health to have this ice on its branches, it sure does paint a pretty picture.
Photo ©2010 David Beaulieu, Landscaping Guide (licensed to About, Inc.)