Monday, February 16, 2009

Winter's Plumage


Okay, the sun has been up and shining brightly for several hours and it's STILL too danged cold to bear. When I walked out to the mailbox (okay, waddled is more like it, due to all the crap I had to layer on to keep from freezing) something sparkly caught my eye. As it always does. Ahem...I digress.
Waded through the snow to investigate and found the most intriguing formations created by frozen snowmelt, which drips off the TOP of the ice dams on the roof when the sun gets bright enough. Some of the drops accumulated on the end of a little branch; the rest collected on the top of a yew shrub below in a really unusual way.

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