Posts tagged ‘winter’

February 22, 2013

Frozen volleyball

A frozen volleyball omg

This shot might’ve actually worked in better light, but so it goes. I’m sorry.

(Grove Park, New Providence)

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February 21, 2013


Ice is nice.

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

Have a cold one

Frozen Coca-Cola

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

Sometimes trains run (sometimes they don’t)

Waitin' for the trains to start running again, doot doo doo

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 8, 2013

Braced for snow

Lady sitting in the snow, la de da

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!)


(By the way, this lady is the cousin of this kid, who lives behind the Library of the Chathams, and she was photographed over two years ago, so no, Nemo hasn’t saddled us with that much snow YET.)

February 5, 2013

Falling ice

Not ideal for swimming, probably.

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!)

February 2, 2013

Smidgen of snow

Just a wee bit of snow.

Ha, more snow tonight. Not much yet, which is good for those of us who drive. (Not so good for those of us who build snowmen.)

February 1, 2013

Frozen pond

Seeley's Pond frozen solid

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.

F*** yeah geese

Even geese were like “yeahhh, check ME out, crossin’ this pond without swimming, aw yeah.”

January 29, 2013

Ice on a spillway

Ice ice ice ice ice ice ice.

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.)

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