Thursday, January 07, 2010

The weirdness of snow

I woke up to this on Wednesday and it's still hanging there from my porch roof. Does anyone have an explanation for this snow curtain?? I can't understand why it doesn't just fall off.

Then yesterday, in between the snow showers, we were hit with a couple episodes of freezing drizzle. And now you know about my poor deck-keeping skills.
If I don't see some sun soon, I'm going to shrivel up and die.

22 comments:

  1. Those are some UNBELIEVEABLE pictures!!!

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  2. Snow curtain, frozen spider webs...your porch is a science wonder!

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  3. Hmmm, I can't say about the snow curtain... but for goodness sake don't stand under it! We have had lots of nice sunny days here in Virginia, so being inside is okay... but cold as can be outside. Winter is too much.

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  4. Weird and wonderful photos!!

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  5. I know you're cold, but your photos are beautiful! The snow curtain is amazing. We're supposed to get a little snow today - haven't had any yet this winter. Fingers crossed even though I realize the rest of the country is tired of winter.

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  6. We had some like that hanging off of our roof a few weekends ago - I think it was helped along by the way the wind was blowing. It might take longer to melt of fall off due to the addition of the freezing drizzle on top. LOVE the frozen webs - very cool!

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  7. Cool pics.

    The reason that the snow doesn't fall like that is that it has a direct relation to the snow on top. Snow, like water, will keep together it's molecules unless an outside force pushes it. So until it starts to melt and loose it's relation to the other molecules, or wind or some other force breaks that relation. The snow "molecules" will stick together. Hope that makes some sense. :)

    Living in Canada I have seen this a lot.

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  8. you could stitch that frozen web and make a beaded spider. Hey, now doesn't that blow snow off your roof. Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing. I will tell you though, where I am in Ontario, we have just about had enough snow to cover the grass on our property, but as soon as the dogs get out it is all pushed around anyway. One day we will get it like you have. ONE DAY.
    Enjoy your beautiful nature &
    Be always in stitches.

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  9. Wow, that's so cool! The pictures are great and shows me you live in a lovely area!

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  10. I'm really taken by that frozen spider web! Very interesting. If we had similar weather, I'm afraid to think how many of those would be lurking under my deck and eaves. :)

    We've had a gray week here, tho without the snow you've had. Still the depressive effect is the same. Yuck.

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  11. Great pictures and I just love those spider webs. Hope you get the sun soon.

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  12. Wow, Lee, you've got a good bit of snow! I don't know what makes the snow curtain, but it's so pretty! The frozen spiderweb fascinates me; I've seen them dew on them, sparkling in the sun, but I don't think I've ever seen one with ice. There is more snow on the way for us and probably for you; anywhere from 3 to 12 inches, depending on which forecast you want to believe. I hate winter in PA; I can stand the cold but I hate the gray.

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  13. I thought that was an awning or something blowing in the wind. Amazing!

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  14. Wow! Such cool pictures! We are getting hit hard with snow today. You have much more than we do. I have to make sure DH sees these pictures.

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  15. The pictures are really beautiful - although it's snow and frozen things that you show, LOL. Don't you think of spring sometimes?

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  16. Great pictures - the cobwebs aren't dust, but decor!

    We have snow too, but nothing like as bad - although more is forecast for the weekend! The trouble with the UK though is we're just not set up for it so the country grinds to a halt

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  17. Cool pictures!! LOL at the last on!

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  18. Mother nature at her most creative I guess. And I'm with you on the sunshine. We finally got two days in a row this weekend but they were absolutely freezing so you didn't want to spend much time outside. longing from spring.....

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  19. What wonderful pics! Love the ice web and I've never seen snow hang like that before too!

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  20. LOL - love the frozen cobwebs! I'm with you. That snow curtain is certainly mysterious - looks cool!

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  21. Happy New Year Lee!
    Wow-I'll have to show Sean, my resident natural phenomenon expert. To me it looks like it got blown that way and froze-or you had some freezing rain after it blew. Cool!

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