Monday, February 19, 2007

Winter's Fragile Tendrils

Indianapolis had a blizzard last week. As a result a huge drift of snow accumulated on a friend's porch. It was about 3 1/2 feet high, when it was all said and done. As the snow began to melt from the roof, a huge formation of icicles grew down to meet the huge drift of snow, which then began to encase the surface of the drift in ice (shown in the first picture below).

The middle picture below is a picture of several of the icicles and all the drops of water falling as the icicles melt.

In the third picture below, I've taken a shot from inside her living room, to show some degree of scale of how large the formation directly outside her sliding-glass door is. The snow drift is basically flush against the door until about 2 feet off of the floor, where it then slopes up to meet the icicles.

The picture above is the official picture of the day, but I thought the 3 below were worth sharing too.

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