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Natures Art

My roommate let me know that while I was traveling the sun decided to shine. So, now that I’m back it’s cloudy and overcast. I decided to find a quiet table at one of my favorite coffee shops where the mood for writing seems to be present more often. But when I arrived, I find they are closed on Sundays. Their sign says, “Closed Sundays to be with family.” I like that. So, I moved down the street and parked my gluteus maximus at a table in one of the larger chain coffee establishments. I just want to write something.

With the sun out the last few days, and the temperatures in the mid to upper 30’s, we are gladly seeing the snow melt. As nature warms up the snow and the melting begins, it forms crystalline icicles. They were everywhere along my drive. The eaves and overhangs of buildings, trees, lampposts were all becoming works of art. Each icicle is taking on its own life by creating its own distinct shape and form.


Written by Monte Stevens

February 22, 2010 at 12:01 am

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  1. Wow that is wonderful. Seeing the winter ice I almost feel guilty about the flowers coming up and the yard needing to be mowed. I’ll get over it though. Hope spring arrives for you all soon as well.

    Ray Ketcham

    February 22, 2010 at 2:43 am

    • Flowers are coming up? I was just thinking about that yesterday, it won’t be long. Bring’em on!

      Monte Stevens

      February 22, 2010 at 8:19 am

  2. Beautiful icicles for sure. I’m a little jealous about Ray’s flowers but I’m not looking forward to the start of mowing yard again! 😉


    February 22, 2010 at 8:47 am

    • Since I started living in my condo about 8 years ago, I’ve not shoveled snow or mowed in any yards. Don’t miss it at all! 🙂

      Monte Stevens

      February 22, 2010 at 9:07 am

  3. I love seeing these… they remind me of growing up in upstate New York. We used to break them off and lick them (not for very long – too cold). We didn’t know about acid rain or whatever ‘stuff’ may have come off the roof as the snow melted. hahaha… the innocence of youth.


    February 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    • Same here. That’s probably another reason I’m a little strange.

      Monte Stevens

      February 22, 2010 at 5:24 pm

  4. Hey Earl I hate mowing also so I don’t water the yard, yeah like that helps here.

    Ray Ketcham

    February 23, 2010 at 1:26 am

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