Saturday, February 20, 2010

Skywatch: Icicles

The combination melting snow and prolonged cold air temperatures have caused icicles to form in front of my house. The stems extending downward from the gutter – the subject of my SkyWatch shot – were not the most impressive part of this formation. Water dripping from the roof froze and accumulated on the bush below. The resulting series of icicles seems like an icy cascade extending from the gutter almost to the ground.

While the icicles hanging from the gutter have since fallen, the ones in the bush were still there the last time I checked.