Silent Sunday – Icicles

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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81 Responses to Silent Sunday – Icicles

  1. Interesting how segmented they look—like vertebrae or stalagmites? Stalactites.

  2. shoreacres says:

    Several of the tips remind me of ballet dancers en pointe.

  3. Always a source of fascination!

  4. Gorgeous Eliza! We have no icicles left, only some lonely snow pile here and there.

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  6. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Little ice sculptures. Beautiful

  7. Alice says:

    You, Eliza, know how to take gorgeous photos of anything the winter offers. I see a side view of someone on their tippy-toes….

  8. We got to experience icicles this year.

  9. Always fun to study icicles to see how they are stacked up, upside down! 🙂

  10. tippysmom2 says:

    These pictures reminded me of my childhood. Every winter we would have icicles that looked just like that hanging off of our roof. We loved to break them off and eat them. Weird how it tasted better than just ice. LOL

  11. Adele Brand says:

    Icicles! 8c and sunny here today, although next weekend looks cold. I hope spring finds you soon, although those are lovely photos.

  12. So pretty, nature’s sculpture!

  13. Cathy says:

    Wonderful. I hope this signifies the onset of a thaw after your freezing spell. 😃

  14. naturebackin says:

    Those textured formations are very interesting and beautiful. Do they even generate any sound when the wind blows? I can fancifully imagine a sort of tinkling wind chime effect 🙂

  15. Whenever I see icicles like these it puts me in mind of those lateral thinking puzzles where the murder weapon was an icicle that melted away! Nice photos again, Eliza

  16. Ever since we had the roof redone and proper ice protection against dams we don’t get icicles like these any more. I remember them from childhood when folks didn’t insulate the attics and some where I lived in the Syracuse area got to be quite long. We ate them like winter popsicles. 🙂

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I didn’t know you were a NYer. 🙂 My nephew married a girl from Syracuse in the winter (no less) and I saw some of those huge icicles. These only form in front of the sunspace where the roof gutter drains and never get big. Better insulation has reduced those leaky roofs, thankfully.

      • Born in Schenectady, and lived in Amsterdam and Syracuse before moving to Springfield at age 9. Insulation is good…unless one likes thin glass and frost patterns which our multi-pane glass doesn’t allow. 😦

  17. Kris P says:

    Magical. Here, the closest we get to that effect are dangling holiday lights.

  18. This is interchangeable with what we witnessed in Austin the week before last.

  19. ghsmith76 says:

    When do we get some Spring Flowers?

  20. Prior... says:

    they have such an artsy vibe ❄️❄️❄️❄️😊

  21. Amazing that you can capture this.

  22. maryjane678 says:

    Oh Eliza, you are still in the grip of winter aren’t you? Will things start to warm up soon?
    MJ

    • Eliza Waters says:

      We still have about a foot of snow on the ground, but most days are above freezing, so melting has begun. We can still get big snowstorms, even blizzards, in March and into April. Normal New England weather, ha! Btw, my sister was very envious of your photo sitting in the sun, with your kitty on the table. We always look forward to those first warm days when we can sit in the sun!

  23. Isha Garg says:

    Gosh. They’re so beautiful!

  24. Jane Lurie says:

    Stunning, Eliza. They look like carrots. 🙂 Interesting how they are segmented.

  25. Joanne says:

    Beautiful. You have found so many interesting ice pattern and shapes to share this winter, thank you. 🙂

  26. I like you icicles! We’ve got some mighty big ones. No one has gutters here because the huge icebergs that slide off the shady side of the house would rip them right off!

  27. I miss those, but then again, I don’t. They are so interesting to look upon though. Great photo!!!

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Gary! It has been cold and windy here this week. Luckily, the sun gets warmer every day with good solar gain inside. Enjoy your weekend… probably in the 60s there, right?

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