The icicle of death and other snow comments

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by radd, Feb 14, 2021.

  1. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    I’m a beach Calif guy but my family I live with, daughter, son in law and two granddaughters just bought a vacation home in South Lake Tahoe. Daughter and husband met in Tahoe, they were both living there and were black jack dealers the year before she went to medical school.......So, they love Tahoe.

    Their first trip to the “cabin”...Couple shots of my youngest granddaughter yesterday with the icicle she found...Yikes! :eek:

    And one of her being thrilled to shovel the walk....How long will that last :D


  2. Duo Slinger

    Duo Slinger Gretschie

    Sep 11, 2020
    California, USA
    Oh man... I can only imagine. My buddy works as a ski instructor on the weekends up in Squaw, and he almost got hit on the head by one. Remind me never to live in the snow.
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  3. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Hopefully she won’t put her eye out!
  4. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    And, sadly, you can see in the second photo the tree was an innocent bystander ( hi @thunder58 :D) in the first snowball fight......
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  5. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Moms a doctor, dads an RN....They got it. :eek:.....not...
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  6. Gasee

    Gasee Gretschie

    Jun 4, 2009
    North Wales
    Oh Yeah - This the year of the Megacikle's - Here's one off my balcony in Pa. I can't even get my hand around it! megacickle.jpg
  7. Stefan87

    Stefan87 Country Gent

    May 20, 2019
    Brisbane, Australia
    Wow that is so cool.
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
    Admin Post
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  9. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    Here's on of my elder son and his fam this morning at a park near my house. :) 20210214_101652.jpg
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    You need better insulation.
  11. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    Don’t mess mess with that boy, he is a big dude:eek:
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  12. Gretschtim1

    Gretschtim1 Country Gent

    Dec 4, 2012
    Dundalk, Md
    She might already be sick of usually doesn't take long...:D.
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  13. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Gretschie

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
    And a US Marine.
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  14. GretschPraise

    GretschPraise Gretschie

    Jun 26, 2017
    Tampa Bay
    Radd, you're one lucky Grandpa- cherish these days
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  15. afire

    afire Country Gent

    When my 96 year-old house had its original windows, there was a spot that would grow some pretty substantial icicles. One year, it was completely out of hand. This picture really doesn't do it justice. It was basically a glacier hanging in front of my kitchen window. I would bet it weighed a good 500 lbs., likely more. When it came down it crushed the air conditioning unit below. The following summer we replaced all the windows.
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  16. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Country Gent

    Nov 3, 2019
    Crockett, Texas
    Had to add this... My girlfriend just found this monster- 29 inches long. Pretty respectable for East Texas.

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  17. Penguin

    Penguin Country Gent

    Nov 20, 2011
    Sydney, Australia
    As an Australian presently in summer, about to go out to the desert salt lakes in a few weeks, these icicles and snow fill me with amusement!
  18. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    It rained the other night, just enough to make the cement damp.. we had to turn off the fire pit and get inside as the weather dipped to 50F

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  19. Pcampbell

    Pcampbell Gretschie

    Feb 26, 2017
    Memphis, Tennessee
    We're not really known for icicles in West Tennessee, but...
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  20. wabash slim

    wabash slim Gretschified

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Yet your avatar is a bird that lives in the Antarctic. That's irony for you!

    Just be grateful that you don't live in Texas right now. You Aussies have more than enough problems what with wildfires, poisonous snakes and spiders, drop bears, and other nasties. Be grateful you don't have subz3ero temps (that -0F), and snow and ice to have to deal with.
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