Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Icicles along the River Almond




I promised yesterday that I would post photos of the amazing icicles along the River Almond, so here they are! Click on the top photo to get a closer look at the icicles across the river.
Things are actually thawing now so these icicles probably won't last much longer, though more snow is forecast for the coming weeks.
I've got a short story up at the Clarity of Night Silhouette competition, you can read it here. While you're over there you may want to read some of the other entries as well, there are some excellent pieces.....

18 comments:

Stine in Ontario said...

These icicles are extremely beautiful Good for you for catching them before they become a mere memory.

Gerald (Ackworth born) said...

o those icicles look long and sharp - ours have gone now.

Kari of Writing Up A Storm said...

Magnificent icicles ~ winter's sharp-glass fringe. And I read your story, too: very poetic and Poe-etic, too, or Poe-esque. I love your style, the way you let one word be a whole sentence. Lovely. xo Kari

Thomma Lyn said...

My goodness, again you and I are on a similar wavelength on our blogs! What a hoot.

I love the icicles. It's been tremendously cold in East TN the last couple of weeks, and yesterday, I saw an icicle that had to have been almost three feet long (should have taken a picture of it)!

Jasmine said...

Impressive icicles, quite Narnia like.

Titus said...

Quite simply, wow!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

Those are gorgeous! We are just getting wet here, but hoping for a good mushroom season as a result.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Ice! Nice! There!

Martin H. said...

Fantastic photographs of the icicles. Straight out of Narnia!

Gena @ thinking aloud said...

River Almond - now there's an interesting name!? Love the icicles, gosh how cold is it over there!?!?!?!
Gena @ thinking aloud
South Africa

Lucy said...

Fabulous icicles. I too am delighted by the name 'Almond' for a river. I often think if I had a little girl, or even a cat perhaps, in France, I would have to call her 'Amandine', because it would be like calling someone 'Marzipan'.

Thanks for the reply on the bramblings, I thought perhaps as they are the north European equivalent of the chaffinch, they might be more prevalent in Scotland.

Cathy said...

Great icicles you have up there. We have a smaller version down here. Our snow is hanging on for dear life but we are predicted a thaw after the weekend.

I enjoyed your story. You have a real talent for writing.

happilyretired said...

What an amazing sight ... never seen anything like it before.
Hugs and blessings,

catvibe said...

Hi there Juliet! I finally got here. I'm so thrilled to see you are a fellow Scot! Although, my family left the homeland in the 1800s. :-) I've been to Scotland only twice however. It is such a beautiful country. My aunt lives their now, in Ayrshire.

But I digress, I am awed by these icicles.

I'm so glad to meet you! I hope we will have a long bloggy friendship.

catvibe said...

Ps, adding you to my sidebar. :-)

Marvin said...

Beautiful icicle photos. The small waterfall near our house (but not visible from our house) sported some large icicles and ice flows during the recent deep freeze. Hearing them crash down into the creek bed during the thaw was bittersweet.

Julie said...

These pictures are beautiful! I also love your story at Clarity of Night, Juliet. The images are fantastic, and the buildup of tension makes for wonderful writing.

Selma said...

Incredible. Just like a fantasy world!