This shot might’ve actually worked in better light, but so it goes. I’m sorry.
(Grove Park, New Providence)
A visual chronicle of suburban NJ
The snow from last week’s blizzard has been melting and freezing and melting and freezing and making all kinds of interesting shapes.
On a COMPLETELY unrelated note— while researching to see if the term “filigree” applied to glass as well as metal (‘cos ice is more glassy than metallic, right?), I though maybe “lampwork” was a better term for lacy glass… so I consulted the internet to find visual examples of lampwork that weren’t smooth glass beads, and I stumbled upon made-to-order glass microbe brooches. WHAT. Totally on my to-buy list, as soon as I figure out what microbe I’d wear.
I hate taking pictures of icicles. They’re so cliché.
That said, I anticipate posting several more icicle photos this winter, largely because I hate this one. I can do better than this, and I need to prove it to you.
That said, I’m low on photos this week, so today we’ll have to make do with what we’ve got.
So apparently there’s some giant blizzard headed towards the northeast. (Weather Channel is calling it “Nemo.”)
New England is supposed to get the brunt of it, from what I can tell, but the New York/ north Jersey area is supposed to get 6-12 inches, and everyone is panicking. (Last night, after 9PM, I waited in line to get gas for about 15 minutes. [No gas crisis, but normally at that time of night, I'd roll right up to a pump, wham bam thank you ma'am.])
Being a seasoned northeasterner who lived through Sandy and doesn’t drive much, I’ve been sort of rolling my eyes about all the hubbub. Pshaw, we’re tough, we can handle a foot of snow!
…..but I should probably make sure all my electronics are charged anyway. Just in case.
I’ll keep you guys updated if anything interesting happens. (and assuming I have power!)
After a week of above-freezing weather, it’s almost guaranteed that Seeley’s Pond is no longer frozen solid like this.
But after last week’s run of nothing above 25°F, it was sure frozen last week.
I saw some kids running on it, which blew my mind a little. Encouraged, I cautiously tested it for myself, and: yup, totally frozen, totally walkable.
Even geese were like “yeahhh, check ME out, crossin’ this pond without swimming, aw yeah.”