This post is about ........Ice Drips..........otherwise known as icicles. When I was a kid, I LOVED them.....I remember a great big one that ran from the roof to the ground - It had to be about 5-6" in diameter or more, and was probably about 14 feet long.....and that was just one of them. It was certainly impressive and I loved watching it grow bigger and bigger..........and then it joined with the other icicles, forming huge ice pillars. It was wonderful to my childish way of thinking.
So, this year, when we had growing icicles and my kids were thrilled with them....so was I. They kept growing and they gave me the opportunity to take some really fun pictures of droplets. My kids also excitedly took pictures and admired them.
Love taking pictures of the droplets.....but the waiting was hard.......as was letting the cold air in the house.....brrrrr. I ended up with LOTS and LOTS of pictures.....with no drops. However, I also took many with drops. Having to wait and work hard for the pictures made them all the more special.
So many pretty icicles - in the sun, in the shade, dripping, not dripping, and more and more. The ice kept accumulating until our doorbell was totally encased in ice.....that was interesting, but didn't seem like a great thing. We still weren't too bothered, though...... After all, those icicles are quite pretty.
The poor doorbell..........after the ice melted off, we discovered that the light has burned out in it, so that needs to be fixed.
It is amazing to see the drops up close as they detach from the icicle.
I love the jewel-like look of the drops in certain light.
Like I said, those icicles were so pretty and we enjoyed seeing them change and grow longer and longer. We even used them for science....we like to learn and there is much we can learn from these.
So we chipped them off and removed the ice- there was so much....it had frozen about 5-6" above the gutters. It was a lot of work and my guys and dad worked hard on it.......but they cleared it all.
We were glad to have protected out house...........at the same time that we were sad to see the icicles leave.
The kids stuck some of the icicles into the snow on the bench and railing, which looked a bit odd, but was also pretty in the sunlight.
I was also glad to have taken so many pictures before we had to remove the icicles. There is great beauty in the simple things of this earth........God's creation continues to amaze me.
I'm glad we can enjoy such marvels..........
In pondering this whole situation, I realize that my view as a child was only of the fun - what a limited view......My view as an adult has to take other things into consideration, like how much repairs from the damage of those pretty icicles might cost.
I still plan to enjoy icicles, but a part of me will also cringe if they are on our house since I now know the danger they present to a house.
I wonder how many other things I am seeing in a partial way....not having all of the facts. I am reminded to be careful in my Christian walk and not make quick and uninformed opinions. Instead, I want to base my opinions on facts....on the truths in the Bible.
God's Word is the one absolute and I want to pattern my life after it. To do so, I need to know His Word and not just rely on things I have always thought or believed.
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