Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Watery Wednesday - 1000th post

This is my 1,000th post. Tomorrow I am celebrating.

These icicles were hanging just outside a bedroom window this weekend. The sun was hitting them and making them sparkle. Beautiful! They are all around the house and fortunately were not over any walking path. Several times I have heard them explode as they hit the ground. The first time it happened it was startling, especially as it was around two o'clock in the morning. I became used to them but I was glad to see that they melted the following day as I feared for the critters we have hanging around the house searching for food.

Icicles

by Lenna Gonya

Glistening, gleaming sharp and clear
They form on objects overnight
Growing as the day goes by
And sparkling in the light.

Dazzling diamonds on the eaves
Pointing toward the snowy ground
Sharp and cold, they linger on
Where icy winds abound

Water drips from icy spikes
Threatening, nature’s spear
And silently they melt away
And finally disappear


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26 comments:

KaHolly said...

You got some great shots, there! Loved the poem that accompanied your photos. I have a young friend with a novel idea re: poems. Maybe you'll have a minute to check out her blog at: http://postcardpoem.blogspot.com. ~karen

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Denise, I love seeing the icicles... AND--that blue sky is amazing behind... We still haven't seen a blue sky since Jan. 31... Isn't that amazing????

Don't you wish the icicles were really diamonds?????? ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Johnny Nutcase said...

THose are some serious, serious icicles! They're so pretty though, and great photos of them. I would definitely not want to be underneath them, that's for sure. Very cool perspective on that third picture!

Martha Z said...

Great shots and the icicles are lovely. I always worry when they are over a door, will they break off just as I walk under them?

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are awesome icicles. I have seen them that big in a while.

J Bar said...

These icicles are fantastic. Great against the blue sky too.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Linnea W said...

Terrific shots...all five! I love the icy colors against that brilliant blue sky...Perhaps they'll soon be gone.

Lorac said...

First of all , congratulations on 1000 posts! The icicles are lovely, especially with the sun on them!

Evelyn Howard said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

and amazing photos!

ewok1993 said...

a thousandth post, WOW. seems unreacheable - congratulations.

Regina said...

Hello Denise. Wow congratulations on your 1000 post!
Wonderful captures!

Hootin' Anni said...

The sun being out and the blue contrast of the sky makes for beautiful photography...but, I personally like NOT having to live in such cold. LOL

My Wednesday post is OCEAN TIDE. I'd love you to visit!! Have a great day.

Roy said...

Congratulations on your 1000th post Denise and a very nice one it is.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Those are some intense icicles! Stay when when they start to melt!!

Jan
GDP

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Hi Denise,
Congratulations on your 1,000th post! Those are pretty pictures of icicles; I liked the poem too. I keep watching the icicles that hang down our bathroom window. If they ever completely cover the window, like bars, I'll take a picture.

midwesttomidlands said...

Congratulations on 1000! I love the pictures of the sun reflecting off the icicles. Happy celebrating.

diane said...

Magic shots especially with the blue sky.I never thought of them crashing to the ground....must have been scary.

Rajesh said...

Fantastic shots of icicles. Beautiful.

Carver said...

Those icicles are amazing and so well photographed.

Müge said...

Incredible and amazing ice formations! Great photos!

jabblog said...

Beautiful shots! I imagine they could do quite a lot of damage if they hit someone - so stay clear!!

Rosidah Abidin said...

Congrats on your 1000th post, Denise! It is very spectacular. But I hope that you are safe and sound with all the snow around. Have a wonderful week :).

eden said...

Beautiful shots of icicles. I haven't seen icicles personally and I enjoyed so much your photos. Love the beautiful poem that goes with it. Thanks for sharing

SandyCarlson said...

Those icicles are astounding. Congratulations on the milestone.

Ebie said...

Oh Denise, congratulations on your 1000th post! It is a milestone!

These photos are great and beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Denise, great shots of the iciles, we having been seeing some pretty long ones around here.