Tuesday, April 9, 2013

An Icicle Kind of Morning...

 It's freezing this morning... literally.

 This is what happens when the temp is 22°F 
and the city turns on the irrigation water for the season.

 Isn't it magical?

 Best viewed by tiptoeing out onto the grass...

 But be sure to wear your shoes...
cuz it's a little frosty out there.

Sweet kudos to my daughter 
who discovered this marvel as she drove to school 
early this morning.

And a badge of honor to me  
for braving the cold to take the pics. 
So glad I had my shoes on.  

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  1. Wow! That's amazing! And, verrrry cold to have made such long icicles. Thanks for braving the cold to share. Stay warm!

  2. The Gardening ShoeApril 9, 2013 at 3:28 PM

    Woah! I have never seen anything as extreme as that! It doesn't look real! Thank you for sharing this - it is an image I will never forget.

  3. Yes, I can imagine your delight at the blogging opportunity! A beautiful capture ;)

  4. Oh my that is some seriously thick ice there. I would have thought there was some big damage breaking some of the limbs off with the weight of it.

  5. Donna@Gardens Eye ViewApril 10, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    Wow I am shocked they would have irrigation on this early...we have so much rain right now and are flooded.

  6. Huh. That's wild. One of my friends said she has natural icicles in her trees. This time of year is crazy, isn't it?

  7. We thought it was amazing, too. Not only for the icicles, but also because the ground is already quite wet from the rain.

  8. It always feels warm and good when you can make someones day. So glad you dropped by!

  9. Honestly I only took the pics because my daughter wanted to post them on her instagram. And then I realized... they may just make a good post. :)

  10. Beautiful, but I hope the tree isn't damaged.

  11. The trees survived. All is well. Today is Spring, but what will tomorrow bring? Crazy weather.

  12. Jen @ Muddy Boot DreamsApril 15, 2013 at 7:10 AM

    Oh, ummmm wow. Well someone should have checked the temperatures and not just the calendar...what's with people. That poor tree, it's probably a goner.

    Great shots, hope you warmed up by now.


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