February 21, 2013
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.
February 18, 2013
Well, that’s one way to keep your Coke chilled! Found in the snowdrifts on the side of Central Avenue.
February 12, 2013
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.
February 11, 2013
Um. Just. You know. Icicles on a train. ‘Cos trains have overhangs. And that’s, like, totally where icicles form. (On overhangs.) (Especially if the trains aren’t moving, because they’ve been suspended due to weather or some other silly thing.)
February 5, 2013
Brrrrr! The weather’s gotten cold again.
(Which is not surprise, seeing as it’s February and all.)
(But the days are getting longer! It’ll be spring before you know it!)
January 29, 2013
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: ICE ON A SPILLWAY. Because this is a spillway, and that is ice.
(It’s a little creek near Seeley’s Pond, right on the tri-border of Berkeley Heights, Scotch Plains, and Watchung.)
January 7, 2013
Sometimes ice makes pretty patterns!
February 6, 2012
Sometimes, when you walk by a thawing puddle, the morning light catches the melting shards of ice just so, and it’s kind of cool.
January 27, 2012
Near the ruins of Seeley’s old mill, there’s a little dribble of water over what I’ve seen referred to as a ‘basalt escarpment.’ (An “escarpment,” according to Wikipedia, is a steep slope caused by erosion or faulting. I’m not sure how natural this escarpment is, since there’s a quarry of some sort just down the brook.)
In the freezing cold, it has all dribbled into ice formations, but tiny spurts of unfrozen water still spray all over the place.
I don’t know what the water source for this is. Must be a small runoff or something.
Oh who cares. It’s pretty!
December 8, 2011
At the Summit tree lighting, there were some ice sculptures off to the side. Kids couldn’t keep their hands off the ice; most of them just seemed surprised that it was so cold. (After this temperature discovery, they continued rubbing it.)