Monday, February 17, 2014

Ice Drips....

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 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 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.
One thing we started to learn; however, was that icicles are not really a very good thing for a house. The ice can back up and go under the shingles and go inside of the roof...  That can damage drywall, paint, carpet, wood and more....this is NOT a good thing.  Hmmmm.

So we chipped them off and removed the ice- there was so 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 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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  1. I loved icicles as a child also. They are so beautiful! Your pictures look awesome. Especially the ones with droplets! Thank you for sharing this. I live in a climate way too hot for any icicles and I'm so glad I got to see them this year with you :)

  2. We are enjoying them..............AND enjoying the thought of spring.....just around the corner!!! Thank you for visiting. :)

  3. I can't believe that you captured the droplets and so closely!! Kudos to you, SPECTACULAR SHOTS!!


    1. Thank took a lot of work, but I was so thankful to get them.....So glad to share them with others. :) Thank you for visiting.

  4. So pretty! I have always loved icicles!

    1. Thank too.......and I enjoy finding glimpses of beauty in such places. :) Thank you for visiting.

  5. Amazing photography Deb, and I enjoyed your captions and story. We have been having what feels like summer weather, so it's nice to see winter captured so beautifully.

    1. Thank you, Renee........We have enjoyed winter, but are pretty ready for spring. :)

  6. Hello Joy,

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  7. We miss the ice drips. We've had no ice, no snow.

    1. Wow... I figured everyone was hit, at least some, with ice or snow this year since even Floriday got snow.

  8. Those are great photos! Have you shared them on Flickr? I think you would get a lot of interest there.

    1. No, I haven't, but I will check in to it... thank you for the idea. :)

  9. Beautiful pictures! I love how you captured the motion literally frozen into the icicles!

  10. Your images are stunning and show off the beauty in all of God's handiwork :) I am so glad you shared you shared this with ROI. Hugs and blessings!

    1. Thank you... God is certainly a creative God and I love how it shows up even in little things like this. :)

  11. Happy WW and thank you for linking up and sharing with the OMHG WW link up! I hope you have a wonderful rest of the week! xx Ashleigh @SimplyWright

    1. You're welcome.... thank you for visiting. :)

  12. Beautiful images! thanks for linking up to TuesTalk!

  13. Wow, so pretty! My favourite is the second to last one :)

    - Linking over from Weekend Blog Party

  14. Stunning photos! Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. Hope you can make it again this week.

  15. love the ice drips, thanks for sharing them on Fabulous Friday