Sunday, 10 January 2010

Icicles





If this weather continues much longer, there is a risk our house will become an icicle-cage. We'll wake up, try to get out, only to find ourselves imprisoned behind a wall of ice bars!

Not that I'm competitive or anything, but I've had a look round the village and I think that if there were a competition here for the best icicles, we would win it. If I find better ones, I'll photograph them, too.

25 comments:

tony said...

i Hope The Postman Dont Come A-Knocking..he might get stabbed!

Titus said...

Impressive! And somewhat terrifying.

Dominic Rivron said...

tony:...and then the icicles thaw and nobody knows how he came to be there, on the doorstep...

Titus: Terrifying on a practical level, too. No-one wants their gutter to fall off. Fortunately it's an old-fashioned, metal gutter, securely mounted into the wall (famous last words).

ArtSparker said...

Makes me shiver just looking at it. Impressive!

Niamh B said...

That's mad, and yes, scary too - wear a helmet when near the house, will you? just for our peace of mind.

Totalfeckineejit said...

It is the perfect murder weapon isn't it.Disappears without a trace.You could also put a block of ice on a car accelerator to drive someone over a cliff.Mwahha ha haha !!

John Hayes said...

Those are some impressive icicles--enjoyed the look at your house!

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Be careful when it thaws. They tend to fall.

Rachel Fenton said...

TFE stole my idea...um...he he he...

SarahJane said...

icicle envy!

Poet in Residence said...

I once read a story in which an icicle was used as a murder weapon. But would it work? Could you really spear someone's heart with an icicle?

Golden West said...

Those look dangerous! Great photos, by the way.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Could maybe pierce the top of the head and wham - icicle melts, no murder weapon. Have they gone yet? Is this on the North or the South side of the house?

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everybody. On the subject of the lethal use of icicles, I always thought larger marrows would make better weapons. Do the deed with the marrow, then eat the evidence. Easier to obtain and less difficult to handle than icicles. I've a feeling Angela Carter wrote a short story about this...

the watercats said...

lol... I'll bet health and safety do gooders will be onto you soon!

Dominic Rivron said...

No chance, now. It's thawing. 90% of them fell off yesterday.

Poet in Residence said...

There was a story by Roald Dahl (I think) about a woman who killed her husband by clobbering him with a frozen leg of lamb which she then cooked in the oven and served it to the two policemen who came to investigate the incident. The policemen agreed that it tasted delicious. In fact it was so delicious that they ate it all.

Dominic Rivron said...

Since I don't eat meat I think I'll stick to the marrow!

Sorlil said...

The first pic is a house out of a fairytale!

Poet in Residence said...

Dominic, may I through your comments box draw attention to 'Haiti - a Simple Aid and Rescue Plan' my blogpost of today?
Thanks in anticipation,
Gwilym
ps- I also asked others including yr ma!

Celeste Bergin said...

gadzooks! It looks SO COLD!...I do love the addition of the snowfall. BRRR!

Poetikat said...

That means your eavestroughs are clogged. We get those here, but so far nothing's had a chance to build up like yours.
Do you have a blow torch in case the worst-case scenario is realized?

It's all very "Narnia" isn't it?

A Cuban In London said...

You're absolutely right. Those icicles look dangerous, but oh, so beautiful.

Greetings from London.

swiss said...

doind some fiddling and came across the following that i thought you might find of interest

http://www.leebyron.com/what/lastfm/
http://www.turbulence.org/Works/song/gallery/gallery.html

Dominic Rivron said...

Thanks for these comments, everyone, and thanks, swiss for the links. The turbulence.org one is particularly interesting!