I think that underneath all of this, there’s a fire hydrant that’s spewing a bit of water. Not a lot… just a little. Enough to coat the nearby tree, and cause this small public sculpture.
I hauled up a hammer, and a small shovel, to get rid of the snow. I worked pretty slowly, afraid that my motions would end up tilting me or pulling me off the ladder. I’ve had a not great track history with keeping my balance on ladders, and so doing all this two stories up was… daunting.
Around midnight, Liz and I heard a pretty terrific crash from the back of the house. All over the weekend, with the temperatures rising, snow has begun melting and the crash of melting ice/snow from rooftops has echoed across the neighborhood.
“Sugar Beet Based Anti-icing Deicer Fluid”
Has this happened to anyone else before? Does anyone know why or how something like this happens? There are a lot of complicated things in this world that I don’t understand, but up until fairly recently, I kind of thought I had ice cubes (water and a low temperature) pretty much figured out. Turns out, not so much.
Chicago’s slated to get a ton of snowfall. It started in the middle of the night, and it looks like things are just continuing this AM. To celebrate, check out these images from the Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, in China. Related:Love is EverywhereSnowfall Accumulation, Logan Square – 2007Snow Day in Yorkville: Mike’s Time-lapse VideoThe Snow Gets EverywhereOn the…