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Ice all gone

December 27, 2008

Visual context of this image below the fold, along with some crude humor…

The ice has come and gone; today the temperature is sixty degrees f.  It’s breezy outside and spitting rain.  This kind of weather is dangerous, though, because of its position in the calendar.  Only a few days ago it was below zero outside, but the transition to sixty was gradual, over a few days.  If the jet stream were to wiggle in the right way, we could have zero-degree air colliding with humid, sixty-degree air.  It’s best to have a basement when that happens.

I’m pretty sure the same physics is involved with a stream cutting a meander through ice, as through soil or rock, only faster.  One difference though: a meander in ice tends to be only erosive, with no deposition.

This is an ice stalagmite that appears under our heater exhaust in cold weather, and which amuses my juvenile sense of humor:

I bet somebody, somewhere…

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  1. December 28, 2008 at 03:34 | #1


    I bet they have.  Let’s hope they didn’t have the same experience as one all too often does licking ice…


    ‘Scuse me while I go bleach my brain.

    Right.  Now that my mind is all sparkly clean again, that photo of the meander is just awesome.  Water finding the easiest path, very much like it does on land.  Lazy stuff, innit?

  2. December 29, 2008 at 12:14 | #2

    There’s something to be said about a man who blogs and thinks about penis’.  :gulp:

    That was pretty hilarious though…

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