Just outside the window over my desk is a row of crystal spikes.
Over the past few days they have begun a sinister advance toward the thin pane of glass which protects me from death as a result of exposure to winter conditions.
The icicles have gradually morphed from ominous spears to sharp and curving claws drawing ever nearer to the place where I work.
The rounded shapes have become more menacing and blade-like...
…and are now so close they almost touch the house.
Yesterday an arctic front dropped down out of
and sent temperatures well
below zero overnight. A bitter wind
brought wind chills down so low even normally stoic Canada schools were closing their doors due
to frigid weather. Tonight it may be
Icicles have been known to kill people.
Just ask Ralphie.
If this blog becomes suspiciously silent over the next few days please send hot chocolate and tickets to a
Here's a link to a YouTube video of ice falling off a TV tower into a parking lot.