For something so natural and so totally random, the details in icicles always fascinate me. These were the icicles we discovered hanging on the side of Niagara Falls as we walked the tunnels underneath. They looked as cold as we felt.
Details is this week’s word from Nancy Merrill and her A Photo a Week Challenge.
When I read Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack had chosen Below as her travel themed challenge word for this week, given how cold I’m feeling right now, this image came immediately to mind.
We were standing under the falls at Niagara when I took this photo. Technically it was spring since it was March, but the icicles were still hanging long and strong as the water continued to drop over the falls, creating the mist that formed these and many other unique ice formations.
When it comes to icicles, any icicles, I have to admit I’m a sucker for them.
So when the snow began melting off rooftops, I was in absolute heaven looking at the many and varied icicles that were forming here, there, and everywhere!
Some were longer than my legs (not that THAT is any great challenge) whilst others were all twisted and tangled little things. It’s interesting to note that after our snowstorm, many of the icicles tasted like smoke.
It got to the point the children were actually a tad wary of taking an icicle because of this, asking about the return of the natural flavoured icicles and… “mum, how much longer?”
AKA, a waterfall, lol!:)
I was so absorbed with the river on Saturday, it wasn’t until I was back in the car after one of my stops, looking to see what traffic was coming behind me that I noticed this directly across from.
What is it about icicles that make them so darn appealing?
Whether they are in black and white or simply in muted colors – frozen waterfalls are always beautiful.
To think I almost missed this, funny how fate steps in at just the right time on occasion. Other times you are left wondering… “mum, how much longer?”
and failing miserably!
I was endeavoring to capture my icicles with Mount Elizabeth in the background but even though I succeeded with the icicles, I’m not sure what Liz is doing in the background…
I do wonder why though some houses have so many more icicles than I do. There’s no denying I have icicle envy as I rather like being able to open the back-door, snap off an icicle then add it to my glass of Bailey’s!
But with the sun still beating down, and the forecast for more sun for the next few days, I’m not liking my chances of my icicles staying… “mum, how much longer?”