Our house seems to grow a decent crop of icicles just about every winter. This season, however, seems to be an extraordinarily good one for the propagation of giant icy spears. We've seen one, at a neighboring house, that reached from the second floor roofline to the ground. At our own place an icicle has formed a complete column between the icebound eves trough and the garage roof below; at least it is now self-supporting and hopefully placing no more strain on the gutter system! We've been lucky in that large, potentially deadly ice hasn't formed above our entryway as it did at a neighbor's; they actually had a crew come in and knock down the dangerous stalactites! Snow? I guess we've been fairly lucky there, too. While it has snowed just about every day for ever so long, it seems to drop only a few inches of fluff daily. We are able to keep our walk clear with a snow plow-shaped shovel using it to push the snow away instead of having to lift and pile it in ever-growing heaps.
looks cold but beautiful. hope it is warm inside. 🙂
Besides the icicles, the fine-needled evergreen trees have been the prettiest sights lately — their delicate brush fingers hold a light dusting of snow giving the trees a frosty appearance. Fortunately the temperature is holding in the mid- to upper-20s (F) so we're feeling fairly snug in our house. Much colder weather and the electric heat pump has to struggle to warm the place.
The icicles are so lovely – a frozen waterfall.
The photos look positively exotic. It's 70 degrees over here; we might get some rain over the weekend.
Oh – if you lived near me I would be training my camera on your house like I do on my across-the-alley neighbours. They have an amazing "fall" of ice on the back of their house. Your roof and walk is very pretty.
I saw the image you posted on your Vox blog! Made no comment but that's one huge collection of ice! Our icing is thickening tonight –freezing rain– so tomorrow should bring interesting sidewalk acrobatics and possibly interesting and beautiful sights all around. — JG