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Old 02-14-2014, 04:40 PM   #1071
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As you know, I've mentioned that we have a glass sunroom of the back of our house once or twice. Things get interesting in the winter when it snows and then the sun comes out. The snowpack on the glass roof will start to slide, forming a canopy of snow hanging off the edge until we hear a big "whump!" of snow break off. This goes on until the roof is clear. The snow we got yesterday was wet and heavy, plus we had freezing rain mixed in. Today we have a sheet of ice curving off the roof and towards our windows! It's thin enough that it shouldn't be a danger to the glass, but it's really something to look at. These pictures really don't do it justice, but here's a go at them. The first one shows my view through the ceiling - the snow was so wet and heavy it molded itself to the shape of the siding. You can see the clapboard embossed into the packed snow. The second picture shows what that curtain of ice looks like when looking straight at it from the inside. The last image is one I snapped with the sliding door open, aiming down the tunnel formed by the curved ice, with the sunroom the structure on the left side of the image. I think we'll knock the ice off the edge of the roof when the dripping stops.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #1072
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That curved ice is pretty cool. I've never seen anything like that from melting.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:46 PM   #1073
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As you know, I've mentioned that we have a glass sunroom of the back of our house once or twice. Things get interesting in the winter when it snows and then the sun comes out. The snowpack on the glass roof will start to slide, forming a canopy of snow hanging off the edge until we hear a big "whump!" of snow break off. This goes on until the roof is clear. The snow we got yesterday was wet and heavy, plus we had freezing rain mixed in. Today we have a sheet of ice curving off the roof and towards our windows! It's thin enough that it shouldn't be a danger to the glass, but it's really something to look at. These pictures really don't do it justice, but here's a go at them. The first one shows my view through the ceiling - the snow was so wet and heavy it molded itself to the shape of the siding. You can see the clapboard embossed into the packed snow. The second picture shows what that curtain of ice looks like when looking straight at it from the inside. The last image is one I snapped with the sliding door open, aiming down the tunnel formed by the curved ice, with the sunroom the structure on the left side of the image. I think we'll knock the ice off the edge of the roof when the dripping stops.
I love the icicles that aren't vertical in the third one. I'd wanna knock that off, for sure.
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Old 02-14-2014, 04:49 PM   #1074
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I think someone should photoshop someone on a snowboard riding the half pipe through that ice tunnel.
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I think someone should photoshop someone on a snowboard riding the half pipe through that ice tunnel.
I love that idea. Too bad I have no idea how to do that and I don't have Photoshop.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:02 PM   #1076
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Cool ice pics, CG.
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:09 PM   #1077
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Thanks Andy. Just took a couple more; I think our half-pipe is done growing. Now the icicles look like cold witches' fingers trying to pry their way into the room!

The first is from the inside. The second is with the window open...and dripping icy water down my sleeve!
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #1078
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You don't actually need Photoshop to photoshop I use Corel Paintshop Pro - have been since 1993.

Really cool pix, CG, and thanks for the chance to practice!
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Old 02-14-2014, 05:29 PM   #1079
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Good job, GG!
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Here is the pistol I recently finished rust bluing. All back together, re-tuned and with new grips on it that I just got yesterday


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