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Norfolk family creates frozen “winter wonderland” in front yard

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Posted at 7:05 PM, Jan 07, 2014
and last updated 2014-01-07 19:05:57-05

Norfolk, Va. (WTKR) - Sometimes, a picture doesn't always tell the whole story.

On Tuesday morning, as much of Hampton Roads woke up to frigid temperatures, several NewsChannel 3 viewers sent in photos of an ice-covered Norfolk home.

The photos showed a tree in the front yard covered in icicles, the yard coated in ice and even ice on the windows.

Many of those who drove by thought a water pipe had burst.

Turns out, that wasn't quite the case as NewsChannel 3's Todd Corillo discovered when he spoke to Tiffany Forrester who lives at the home in Norfolk's Bell Farm neighborhood.

"We have a 2-year-old and my husband said 'It's going to be so cold and it's a shame it's not going to snow or anything'" Forrester explained. "He said 'You know I could run sprinklers and make icicles.' I think he overdid it."

The resulting 'winter wonderland' had folks stopping to take pictures and was quite the treat for the Forrester's daughter.

"She looked outside and went ooh! and of course she wanted to go outside immediately so we bundled her up and brought her outside," Forrester said.

As for the attention the yard brought, well Forrester completely understood.

"It's a little intense," she said laughing. "We're the only people in the neighborhood with a front yard like this!"