Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Watch Out For Icicles!

 This is a tricky time of the year to be walking up to the front door of a house.  Look up!

 

26 comments:

Cildemer said...

Great shots!
For the moment, the ice and snow have melted!
I'm fed up with winter time and hope we won't have any more!
Thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

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Have a beautiful day****

SRQ said...

Hmmm...more insulation, anyone? I really like the composition and light in that top pic. Btw, yes, we had severe weather here last night. Fortunately, it was just very windy and rainy -- no damage. SDP management summoned staff for an emergency strategy meeting on how to capture the aforementioned bad weather. That, of course, led to an animated discussion about the lack of weather gear and how to achieve management's goal prior to the start of Australian Open coverage.

Dawn said...

Incredible shots...and Beware Sign needed:)

Why do all the dangerous sites look so beautiful:)

Kate said...

Those ice dams are pretty impressive and pretty destructive at the same time. We're holding our breath about ours and hope that we get by with no damage. The sharks are charging $300 an hour to remove them.

Farmchick said...

Really beautiful houses. I love the first one.

Gunn said...

So beautiful houses! And so many beautiful details!:)

Randy said...

I love these homes but I would choose the last one. Great icicle shots!

Sharon said...

Those can be dangerous! I worked a temporary assignment in Chicago for two years in the late 90's and I remember one building where they would close the sidewalk at times because sheets of ice would come crashing down on pedestrlians below.

I have to admit, your pictures made them look very attractive.

Halcyon said...

Those are pretty big! Looking up is a good idea. :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Those roofs with all white snow are wonderful!
Charming houses!
** Re your comment about "the hospital"- Hospice de Beaune - I intend to make a special post only about it!
Thanks for your kind comments!
Léia

Lois said...

Those icicles do look a bit scary! The houses are nice. I especially like that first one.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Beautiful architecture set in the season... What a great capture! That first house is amazing with the detail... I want to see more of this one, "good friend," that you are. ;-)

Bises,
G

Mama Zen said...

Wow!

RedPat said...

Those are big icicles! I love the 1st house too - was a bit surprised to see a brick one. Nice shots.

cieldequimper said...

Oh winter wonderland. Gorgeous houses too, I love the Tudor style!

Irina said...

Soooo beautiful! I fell in love with first photo from first glance..

Susie said...

Isn't the first one the Harriet Beecher Stowe place?
(an icicle almost brained me last weekend while I was home!)

Jack said...

Good eye, Susie. It is actually the Katherine Seymour Day House, next door to the Harriet Beecher Stowe House. The two are operated together as the Stowe Foundation. (Your note about almost getting hit by an icicle gave me the idea for today's series.)

Jacob said...

So which one of these little mansions belong to thou?

And icicles are dangerous. I've known people who have been hit by them. Wait, maybe that was me. I forget.

Lovely photos, Jack. Brilliantly exposed and well composed!

Re your comment on Stone Creek: And what in the world is a "foot wedge"? I've never heard of such a thing! Wait, I think I know. Oh, Jack, I can't believe you would use one of those! My goodness. Well, when you come to Stone Creek to play, I'll be watching your very, very carefully! :-)

Regina K said...

Hospitalized by icicles. Good photo's, love the homes.

Jacob said...

Hi Jack...I know about remaining...well...you know, and I was just yanking your chain about the house!

Appreciate your nice comments. And seriously, let's play some golf sometime! I'm going out tomorrow in the a.m., but it's supposed to be pretty cool!

Youth_in_Asia said...

Nice photos! It's funny. Tonight I was helping my friend's sister remove a big icicle from her salon. It was hanging right over the walkway and would have killed anyone had it fallen on them. It's tricky this time of year!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Like stalactites!! I read you were having a major cold snap. This is the perfect illustration.

Mo said...

Brrrrr

VP said...

What a spectacular sight! I imaginethat these icicles could be very dangerous...

JM said...

These are gorgeous! I have never seen icicles, believe it or not... :-)