Thursday, February 18, 2010


The two big snowstorms that are still blanketing my area have prompted a lot of nicknames—snowzilla, snowpocalypse, snowmageddon—are the ones I’ve heard most frequently. Today, I bring you ice-zilla, the monster icicle currently hanging from the roof of my cabin. It is fully half the height of the cabin, one full story of ice.

As the temperature today is supposed to inch above freezing this afternoon, this morning might be its last hurrah. That remains to be seen when I get home tonight. As long as I’m not underneath this icy spear when it falls, that’s fine with me. If it survives to grow any longer, I’ll keep you posted on that, too.


Lynne at Hasty Brook said...

We had a monster icicle too but I see it fell today.

Have you read the book "Lovely Bones"? An icicle plays a part in the story.

Carolyn H said...

Lynne: Ice-zilla had fallen by the time I got home yesterday. It's a good thing i got that photo when I did. I don't mind a little melting of this snow, that's for sure!

Carolyn H.

MojoMan said...

Icicles (and ice dams) are often a sign of heat loss from homes. You might want to evaluate your insulation, etc.

Carolyn H said...

Mojoman--Good point. But in this case ice-zilla was hanging from the edge of the cabin roof, so I think it was just snow melt and that's where it was dripping off.

Carolyn H